Renaissance is a word with hope infused in every letter. Since she was a child, Meg has dreamed of taking a promised trip to Florence, Italy, and being able to finally step into the place captured in a picture at her grandmother’s house. But after her grandmother passes away and it falls... read more
“Nora Orsini wanted to imagine that a different life could be hers. So she did. She looked at herself in a mirror and painted the girl she wanted to be.”Meg
“"You see that girl in the glass?" she said to me. "You are the one who will say who she is, Nora. You decide who she will be and whose daughter she is and the kind of parents she has. You are the girl in the glass."”Nora Orsini's nurse
“It had been five years since she had stood me in front of my looking glass. As I sat there now with the letter between us, she tipped my head toward the glass in Maria's room and told me that I was not like fair Andromeda, chained to the rock of my parents' choices. In that sad moment of weakness, I told her she was wrong. "But I am," I told her. "I am chained." She grabbed hold of my shoulders. "Outside, it may look that way, but not in here," she said, and she tapped my chest, where under the folds of my bodice, my troubled heart was beating. And then she pointed to my reflection in the glass."And not in there."”Nora Orsini's nurse
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