The Daughter of Siena by Marina Fiorato
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Release Date: May 10, 2011
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.
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