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I love to read, mostly historical fiction with a little historical romance and some ghosty stories thrown int.

The Girl in the Glass

The Girl in the Glass - Susan Meissner This book went on and off my wish list several times. The plot sounded so wonderful to me, but since I don’t read Christian fiction, I kept putting it off. I guess I had put it on hold at the library, so when it came in I checked some reviews before I picked it up. Many people liked it, but one reviewer said that it should not even be considered Christian fiction. So, with that review, I decided to give it a try.I will tell you right from the start that I really liked this book. I agree with the above mentioned review. There wasn’t much of the usual God vibe present in most Christian fiction. But where that bothered her, I was happy about it. I was able to focus on what was going on in the story and enjoy it for what it was. Plus this story combined most of what I have been loving in my fiction lately, two story lines coming together, historical fiction and art. I really seem to be on a art trend lately.We start off Meg in San Diego. I lived in San Diego for 12 years and I loved it, so it was easy to picture her time there and the places that she went. Meg had a pretty sad life in California though. Her absent father kept promising to take her to Florence, but never followed through. She seemed to live her life around that promise and ended up in a holding pattern.Once in Italy, Megs life takes off, and so does this novel. I have never been overly michaelangelos_david_handinterested in Renaissance art or Florence for that matter, but this book changed all that. Ms. Meissner’s descriptions of Florence and the beautiful art was almost tangible. I stopped many times to look up a building or a sculpture or painting. The description of David’s hands really stuck with me. It was amazing what was achieved out of a slab of marble. Through Meg, we saw so many iconic attractions. Sophia was indeed the perfect tour guide.Meg went to Italy to mend the relationship with her father, but ended up with so much more. This book was a pleasure to read and I loved the ending.Checkout this review and MORE at Momwithabook.com