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Juliet

by Anne Fortier

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I loved this complicated story about the historical and contemporary Romeo and Juliet pairs. It was definitely a book whose ending I had to know. The interweaving of the threads was skillfully done - in many other books, I have found this clumsy and confusing or overly contrived, but not here.
Some of the modern relationships were hard to accept - the butler, the sister, the grandmother - just a bit too much of a stretch.
Also - the hatred between the sisters which morphed into lively banter was hard to fathom and the contrast in language from the 14th to 21st centuries was often jarring though obviously (hopefully) this was intentional. However, I am wondering what was the point made by doing this. The horrors and violence of the medieval period are matched by those towards the end of modern story, so I think there is supposed to be some purpose to the way the current sisters relate compared to the ancient twins. Maybe it was just meant to be a lesson for the new sisters but it was often childish, flippant or just plain crude.
Apart from this, the other thing that is unclear is just what genre classifies this book. It is a historical study, literary in many ways, but also a chick-lit romance and a mystery-thriller. Either it does a fantastic job of doing everything at once or it clearly has a dreadful identity crisis. Maybe it is irrelevant and it is just a great read. It goes on a bit too long and becomes overly dramatic but on the whole a real joy. ( )
  rosiezbanks | Jan 8, 2015 |
Wonderful read. Went fast always entertaining. Clever spin on the time honored Romero and Juliet . ( )
  Alphawoman | Dec 22, 2014 |
Lots of characters, both contemporary and historical. A good, twisting, can't-figure-it-out-right-away plot and an entertaining look into what really might have happened. ( )
  SusanBNM | Nov 23, 2014 |
This book is modern day re-telling of the story of Romeo and Juliet, complete with warring families, a look at Italian history, a family curse and, of course, love. The story follows Julie Jacobs (aka Giulietta Tolomei), following the death of her beloved Aunt Rose, when she learns that the woman who has been like a mother to her has left her entire estate to Julie’s twin sister Janice. The only thing Julie receives is a key—one carried by her mother on the day she herself died—to a safety-deposit box in Siena, Italy. This sets the stage for Julie's trip to Siena to follow clues in search of her family's great secret and possibly a great treasure. The text alternates between Julie's modern day discoveries in Italy and the historical background of the story of Romeo and Juliet (who Julie may be directly descended from). I think this book could be described as historical fiction as well as a thriller, though I felt it was a little thin as a romance. The historical retelling of the Romeo and Juliet was the more interesting part of the novel—some of the modern characters were just a little too silly or obnoxious—leaving the novel somewhat uneven. A 3 ½ out of 5 stars. ( )
  marsap | Apr 7, 2014 |
good read ( )
  mamakalama | Mar 24, 2014 |
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Lovers of adventurous fiction will lose themselves in Fortier's exciting, intricately woven tale.
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To my beloved mother,
Birgit Malling Eriksen,
whose magnanimity and herculean research
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They say I died.
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When Julie Jacobs leaves for Italy per the instructions of her late aunt's will, she never imagines that she'll be thrust into a centuries-old feud, not to mention one of the most legendary romances of all time.

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