Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Waiting on Wednesday (3)

The Daughter of Siena by Marina Fiorato
ISBN: 0312609582
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: May 10, 2011
Pre-Order:  Amazon

From Goodreads:
 Amid the intrigue and danger of 18th-century Italy, a young woman becomes embroiled in romance and treachery with a rider in the Palio, the breathtaking horse race set in Siena....
It’s 1729, and the Palio, a white-knuckle horse race, is soon to be held in the heart of the peerless Tuscan city of Siena. But the beauty and pageantry masks the deadly rivalry that exists among the city’s districts. Each ward, represented by an animal symbol, puts forth a rider to claim the winner’s banner, but the contest turns citizens into tribes and men into beasts—and beautiful, headstrong, young Pia Tolomei is in love with a rider of an opposing ward, an outsider who threatens the shaky balance of intrigue and influence that rules the land.

My Reveries and Ramblings:
I have an obsession with books that take place in Italy.  Okay, so I've only read two...but I LOVED them (Juliet by Anne Fortier and Waterfall by Lisa T. Bergren).  So when I found this, just knowing it took place in Italy gave it a spot on my TBR list.  But then I read the blurb and guess what?  There's romance!! So yeah,  I can't wait.  There is a pretty good chance that I'll be buying this book.  

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine.


Alex said...

Thanks for the comment and the follow! This book sounds good!

Jess (Gone with the Words) said...

Hadn't heard of this one, adding it to my wishlist. I could always go for some historical fiction.

Here's my Waiting on Wednesday pick for this week!
Jess @ Gone with the Words

Violet said...

I like the Romeo & Juliet, forbidden love element of this one. Also, I want the dress on the cover. Looks like an excellent WoW pick. :)

My pick this week is Lola and the Boy Next Door

Rie Conley said...

I love Historical fiction, but sadly it's had to take a back burner since it doesn't really fit into the blog.

Great pick!


Brodie said...

Graet pick! I too have an obsession with Italy and time travel - so when you combine the two together? Ah.. hello awesome!

I loved Waterfall too!! I finished it the other week and man, I need Cascade NOW! :D

Jan von Harz said...

It sounds like an exciting read, and I love the back drop of the horse race too. Great pick!

Jessica said...

Haven't heard of this one, but the cover is beautiful!

Here's my WoW

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Christy @ReaderBee said...

Nice pick! I've not heard of this one, but will have to check it out!

The Mistress of the Dark said...

Oh this looks wonderful! I'll be adding it to my wishlist now.

Mysteriousrose said...

Interesting pick!
Thank you for sharing.


Kira said...

Never heard of this one. The cover if very pretty!

Mrs. Boswell's WoW

Tribute Books Mama said...

love the cover and love historical fiction.

Moonlight Gleam said...

This sounds awesome! Great pick! I really enjoy Historical Fiction! Thank you for sharing!!!


Jenny said...

I'm not big on pure romances myself but there definitely is something about an Italian setting and the promise of a "white-knuckle" horse race, that give this one a bit more intrigue. I hope you enjoy it!

Jenny @ Into The Morning Reads

PS: Thanks for following!

Aleetha said...

I have never seen this book but in your blog. Is it historical fiction?

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