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    [Nonnas Book of Mysteries Alchemy #1] New × Mary A. Osborne What I think I enjoyed the most about this book was how wonderfully strong determined and smart the protagonist is Emilia Serafini is a fourteen year old girl coming of age in Renaissance Italy and all she wants is to be a painter This is not a typically achievable goal for a woman in that time period but Emilia refuses to give up even fighting against the marriage her father has already arranged for herTo h

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    [Nonnas Book of Mysteries Alchemy #1] New × Mary A. Osborne Renaissance Italy is a perfect backdrop for a historical yaromance with a strong modern heroine because although there are proscriptions on women's behavior during this period there is also an unusual amount of freedom That combined with the intellectual artistic and political richness of the period make the potential f

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    [Nonnas Book of Mysteries Alchemy #1] New × Mary A. Osborne Author Mary Osborne's trip to Florence inspired this engaging novel of Emilia a young girl in 15th century Florence who dreams of becoming an artist Very few women became artists at this time and while her mother is supportive her father is eager to have her understand the way things are in the world However he indulges her and allows her to apprentice with a local artist while disguised as a young boy When h

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    [Nonnas Book of Mysteries Alchemy #1] New × Mary A. Osborne free read Nonnas Book of Mysteries Alchemy #1 Florence in the 1400s was a world center for painting and culture But the guild tightly controlled who could be licensed as a master painter and girls and women were not allowed on their list Still fourteen year old Emilia Serafini lives for her art and she’s desperate to find a way out of the marriage her father has planned for her So she

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    [Nonnas Book of Mysteries Alchemy #1] New × Mary A. Osborne Fourteen year old Emilia wants nothing but to become a painter but during the fourteenth century in Italy that’s near impossible That is impossible until Makarios a foreign painter recognizes her talent and asks her to become his apprentice As Makarios’s apprentice Emilia gets worldly exposure and maturity a

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    [Nonnas Book of Mysteries Alchemy #1] New × Mary A. Osborne Mary A. Osborne ↠ 3 review free read Nonnas Book of Mysteries Alchemy #1 Emilia's dream of becoming a painter doesn't look promising after all it is only the 14th century and women did not have opportunities such a

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    [Nonnas Book of Mysteries Alchemy #1] New × Mary A. Osborne I highly recommend this book to anyone It is well researched in both art history and alchemy The plot has some wonderful plot twists and I think the main character is a good and strong role model for girls It is important to reinforce how far women have been able to advance with even basic rights Emilia has great skill and

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    [Nonnas Book of Mysteries Alchemy #1] New × Mary A. Osborne read & download ✓ eBook or Kindle ePUB ↠ Mary A. Osborne I was going to Florence for vacation and found this book to read It was a perfect companion for my trip I even stayed on the same street that Emilia lived on The story is predictable but fun I enjoyed the information about

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    [Nonnas Book of Mysteries Alchemy #1] New × Mary A. Osborne Strangely interesting book to read Although I enjoyed it it lost a star for me because it's historical fiction and yet the character and plot don't ring true It's just too easy for the main character to shake off the shackles of being a woman and exploring her freedom I think the time period was prettied up a little too much But in any case

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    [Nonnas Book of Mysteries Alchemy #1] New × Mary A. Osborne Mary A. Osborne ↠ 3 review In Renaissance Italy 14 year old Emilia doesn't really fit the mold of the other girls her age While her father despairs of

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free read Nonnas Book of Mysteries Alchemy #1 review Nonnas Book of Mysteries Alchemy #1 Ñ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ce of Alchemy It once was her grandmother's and Emilia turns again and again to the Manual for guidance When Emilia meets the wealthy brooding Franco Villani her life takes a thrilling but dangerous turn Franco will do anything to win a place in the court of the powerful Cosimo de' Med. Emilia s dream of becoming a painter doesn t look promising after all it is only the 14th century and women did not have opportunities such as this Emilia s parents decide to let her pursue her passion and take painting lessons The only thing is she has to pretend that she s a he She is emotionally shattered when her identity is uncovered and she can no longer take lessons Her mother ends up giving her Nonna s Book of Mysteries and Emilia ends up learning a lot about herself and her familyI loved Emilia She s one of my favorite characters of all time and this is one of the best books I have ever read I can t even begin to tell you how engrossed I was This is one of those books that you have to read in one sitting

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Nonnas Book of Mysteries Alchemy #1

free read Nonnas Book of Mysteries Alchemy #1 review Nonnas Book of Mysteries Alchemy #1 Ñ eBook or Kindle ePUB Ici Well aware that Cosimo prizes ancient manuscripts above all Franco realizes Emilia's Manual would be invaluable to him in ways than one Infused with the mysticism of alchemy Nonna's Book of Mysteries is an exciting portrait of a young woman who defies convention to seek her destiny. I highly recommend this book to anyone It is well researched in both art history and alchemy The plot has some wonderful plot twists and I think the main character is a good and strong role model for girls It is important to reinforce how far women have been able to advance with even basic rights Emilia has great skill and should be allowed to paint like any boy

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free read Nonnas Book of Mysteries Alchemy #1 review Nonnas Book of Mysteries Alchemy #1 Ñ eBook or Kindle ePUB At age fourteen all Emilia Serafini wants is to learn to paint so that she can become an artist But painters' apprenticeships for young women don't exist in the Florence of Renaissance Italy The odds appear stacked against her until she receives a fascinating book A Manual to the Scien. Author Mary Osborne s trip to Florence inspired this engaging novel of Emilia a young girl in 15th century Florence who dreams of becoming an artist Very few women became artists at this time and while her mother is supportive her father is eager to have her understand the way things are in the world However he indulges her and allows her to apprentice with a local artist while disguised as a young boy When her deception is revealed she is dismissed much to her dismay Emilia finds solace in a treasured book which has been in her family for generations A Manual to the Science of Alchemy This text which Emilia considers to be little than a family heirloom contains passages from ancient texts that her mother assures her will help her get through difficult times Throughout the novel Emilia s story is interspersed with often mysterious uotations from this alchemy bookWhen a grey bearded man a foreigner from Constantinople finds her sketching in a Florence church he offers her a position working with him at his workshop While Makarios paints commissions for the Florentine gentry he also creates ethereal icons from his own Orthodox tradition and Emilia learns how to paint in this exotic tradition as well as in the Florentine style Emilia s head is soon turned by one of Makarios patrons a handsome and wealthy businessman from Genoa Franco Villani His flirtatious behavior makes Emilia believe that perhaps she could become his wife and the lady of his exuisite home When they become engaged it seems that all her dreams will come true But when Emilia s friend Giacomo returns to Florence she realizes she has romantic feelings for him as well when they exchange a passionate kiss Giacomo warns her that we all have to make choices in life will she choose Franco or Giacamo At the same time Emilia s suspicions are aroused when her fiance Franco seems to take an inordinate interest in her ancient book of alchemy when it disappears and other disasters begin to occur in her life Emilia wonders if Franco could be to blame and how she can extricate herself from this marriage she once dreamed of When she is asked to do a painting for the powerful Cosimo de Medici can he help her realize her dreams of being a successful artist and recover her family s treasured heritage as wellThis novel is the first of four in a series the second Alchemy s Daughter is a preuel set about 100 years earlier As a former student of art history I especially enjoyed the way Mary Osborne incorporated many well researched details of painting and an artist s life during the Renaissance in her novel She describes in detail everything from preparing walls for frescoes to grinding and mixing paints and preparing canvases Teens who are used to picking up art supplies at the local Michaels or art store might be surprised at how time consuming painting was during this periodWhile it may seem far fetched to have a woman artist as the heroine in a novel set during the 15th century there were a few women who succeeded in having artistic careers during the Renaissance usually daughters of artists or members of the nobility and certainly Osborne portrays how difficult it was for a young girl to pursue a path generally reserved for men

  • Paperback
  • 354
  • Nonnas Book of Mysteries Alchemy #1
  • Mary A. Osborne
  • English
  • 04 February 2020
  • 9781936181162