books that make you go hmmm...

Release Date: March 23, 2010

A lush and compelling tale of royal intrigue and artistic longing, set in the sixteenth–century Spanish court.

The Creation of Eve is based on the true but little-known story of Sofonisba Anguissola, the first renowned female portraitist of the Renaissance. After a scandal in Michelangelo’s workshop, Sofonisba flees Italy and joins the Spanish court of King Felipe II to be a lady-in-waiting to his young bride. Sofonisba befriends the queen, only to become embroiled in a love triangle involving the queen, the king, and the king’s illegitimate half brother, Don Juan. The Creation of Eve combines art, romance, and history from the golden age in Spain in a story that asks the question: Can you ever truly know another person’s heart?



  1. Oh no, I did it again, I went hm in my brain. How do you do it :)

  2. Romance? History? ART?
    I want!
    You are really tempting me with these books today! :D

  3. I really can't wait for this book. I don't know anything about this author but I had to do a project on Sofonisba for my Renaissance Art class this past year so I know her story is very interesting!

  4. Another lady-in-waiting one! And I've always wanted to read more about that Court. Great!

  5. Love the post title. Sounds perfectly scandalous and interesting.

  6. This book does look interesting. I'll probably wait for some reviews before deciding, though. :)

  7. This sounds as though it is either going to be totally fantastic or a total train crash! Guess we will just have to wait to see which.


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