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The Miracles of PratoS of Prato by The Miracles PDFEPUB ² Laurie Albanese and Laura Morowitz brings Italy in the era of the Medici to glorious life as it tells the story of an illicit love affair between the renowned painter Fra Filippo Lippi and his muse a beautiful convent novitiate A magnificent blend of fact historical color emotion and invention The Miracles of Prato is a novel that will delight the many fans of Tracy Chavalier's Girl with a Pearl Earring and Susan Vreeland's Girl in Hyacinth BlueItaly The Renaissance is in glorious bloom A Carmelite monk the great

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Artist Fra Filippo Lippi acts as chaplain to the nuns of the Convent Santa Margherita It is here that he encounters the greatest temptation of his life beautiful Lucrezia Buti who has been driven to holy orders by poverty than piety In Lucrezia's flawless face Lippi sees the inspiration for countless Madonnas and he brings the young woman to his studio to serve as his model But as painter and muse are united in an exhilarating whirl of artistic discovery a passionate love develops one that threatens to destroy them both even as it fuels some of Lippi's greatest work

FREE READER ´ DOC The Miracles of Prato I love books great stories and I love the people who tell them as well as the folks who read and share themI'm the author of STOLEN BEAUTY a novel about love art courage and war that illuminates the intimate lives of two remarkable Viennese women whose fates and The Miracles PDF/EPUB ² awakenings are bound by Gustav Klimt and his golden portrait of Adele Bloch BauerI'm a co author of THE MIRACLES OF PRATO a no.

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  • C.W.

    FREE READER ´ DOC The Miracles of Prato The Miracles of PratoThe Renaissance is famous for its contributions to the artistic world and of the many artists who populate its annals few are as controversial as Fra Filippo Lippi the Carmelite monk whose glorious paintings rivaled his reputation as a womanizer and whose freuent inability to complete his commissions on time enraged his patrons Perhaps one of the most scandalous events attached to Lippi's reputation however is his liaison with Lucrezia Buti an impoverished young woman who joined the conve


  • BAM The Bibliomaniac

    FREE READER ´ DOC The Miracles of Prato The Miracles of PratoFra Filippo Lippi proclaimed that God made the world beautiful and there is no shame in celebrating that beauty The world is simply a mirror of the Lord's kingdom It is these words that Lippi uses to embolden a young novitiate Lucrezia as she drudges through daily tasks in the garden and infirmary work to which her noble hands and mind are not accustomed If one researches Lippi's paintings it's easily evident the inspiration her melancholy had on his drawings She's really uite a lovely girl and from the first moment of meeting smiles and looks are exchanged between the two Lippi uses discussions of color mixing and art alchemy to peek Lucrezia's interest in the works outside of the convent where color and shape take root lea


  • Beth

    FREE READER ´ DOC The Miracles of Prato The Miracles of PratoThis novel combines all of my favorite subjects art women in history romance excellent characterization beautifully written prose captivating story line Highly recommended especially to those interested in these subjects or just a really goodread


  • Annette

    FREE READER ´ DOC The Miracles of Prato The Miracles of PratoSet during the year of 1456 of the Italian Renaissance and based on true characters This is a story of beautiful Lucrezia Buti daughter of silk merchant of Florence and Fra Filippo Lippi a monk and an accomplished artist Lucrezia Buti arrives with her sister at the Convent Santa Margherita in Prato due to diminished circumstances At the same convent a monk who acts as chaplain to the nuns is also a great artist named Fra Filippo Lippi famed for his portraits of Madonnas He keeps searching for “a face worthy of the Virgin” One morning as he enters the chapel he sees unfamiliar figure kneeling at the altar He notices her perfect face featuresBoth lives of Lucrezia and Fra Filippo are beautifully revealed in layers Human emotions come alive Hunger for a life outside the convent brings those two closer and closer She uestions “Why does God


  • Becky

    FREE READER ´ DOC The Miracles of Prato The Miracles of PratoI enjoyed this book very much I probably would not have read it but someone recommended it to me I am glad they did It was a love storyhistorical fiction but not a romance novelI loved reading about the artwork that the painter was doing Now I have some research to doThere seemed to be a need for lots of personal gain recognition because of this some other deceit innocent people were hurt


  • Casey

    FREE READER ´ DOC The Miracles of Prato The Miracles of PratoIt's hard for me to believe that half of this novel was written by the same author who wrote Stolen Beauty a book I loved The book came off as flat and amateurish and simply felt like it was written by someone else What makes it worse is that it takes the two main historical characters were portrayed terribly They were made to be little than high school lovers and I can tell you with just a google search they weren't It's not a surprise that this book has taken me a while to finish I guess when it comes to the theme of reading about an artist and their work I prefer t


  • Sunhawk

    FREE READER ´ DOC The Miracles of Prato The Miracles of PratoI barely made it through the meanness and arrogance of mid Renaissance Roman Catholicism I think I was hoping for something like The Girl with the Pearl but that's not what this is Artists' lives it seems are always crazy is it that craziness that feeds the creativity? I hope not The two New Jersey Laurs that put this book together obviously did their homework but despite the verisimilitude it never came alive for me


  • Anna

    FREE READER ´ DOC The Miracles of Prato The Miracles of PratoThis rating is probably a way personal thing for me and maybe I even asked for it in choosing this book I do not tend to enjoy books where religion features heavily It has nothing to do with an aversion to religion in my beliefs I just don't find it to be interesting reading material Books with nuns bore me to tears and it's no coincidence that the books I read and liked this year with nuns in them Bohemian Gospel The Sisters of Versailles A Tale for the Time Being either dispensed with


  • Christine Zibas

    FREE READER ´ DOC The Miracles of Prato The Miracles of PratoDrawn from the world of Renaissance Italy this historical fiction captures the lives and romance of painter Fra Filippo Lippi and his muse Lucrezia Buti This is no ordinary relationship however Fra Lippi is a Carme


  • Danni

    FREE READER ´ DOC The Miracles of Prato The Miracles of PratoThe thing that piued my interest immediately was the fact that this is historical fiction based on one of my favorite renaissance painters Fra Fillipo Lippi a monk with a sordid