Waiting on Wednesday: Da Vinci's Tiger by Laura Malone Elliott

Release Date: November 10, 2015
Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books
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Young, beautiful, and witty, Ginevra de’ Benci longs to take part in the artistic ferment of Renaissance Florence. But as the daughter of a wealthy family in a society dictated by men, she is trapped in an arranged marriage, expected to limit her creativity to domestic duties. Her poetry reveals her deepest feelings, and she aches to share her work, to meet painters and sculptors mentored by the famed Lorenzo de Medici, and to find love.

When the charismatic Venetian ambassador, Bernardo Bembo, arrives in Florence, he introduces Ginevra to a dazzling circle of patrons, artists, and philosophers—a world of thought and conversation she has yearned for. She is instantly attracted to the handsome newcomer, who admires her mind as well as her beauty. Yet Ginevra remains conflicted about his attentions. Choosing her as his Platonic muse, Bembo commissions a portrait by a young Leonardo da Vinci. Posing for the brilliant painter inspires an intimate connection between them—one Ginevra can only begin to understand. In a rich and enthralling world of exquisite art, elaborate feasts, and exhilarating jousts, she faces many temptations to discover her voice, artistic companionship, and a love that defies categorization. In the end, she and Leonardo are caught up in a dangerous and deadly battle between powerful families.

Absolutely everything about this book appeals to me. Renaissance Florence, a creative main character that is trying to find her voice and it seems like art will be an important presence in this book as well. I feel like the character growth and setting are going to be amazing! I'm seriously counting down the days until November 10th.

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine


  1. I loveee this era. I studied it a lot in college. This sounds so good. Thanks for sharing :)

    1. That's awesome, I'd love to learn more about this era. Thank you! :)

  2. I really like that title lol :) Hope you enjoy this one once you get your hands on it <3 Benish | Feminist Reflections