EBOOK NEW Nonnas Book of Mysteries Alchemy #1 ☆ Mary A. Osborne


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    EBOOK NEW Nonnas Book of Mysteries Alchemy #1 ☆ Mary A. Osborne Mary A. Osborne ✓ 2 Characters Characters Nonnas Book of Mysteries Alchemy #1 What I think I enjoyed the most about this book was how wonderfully strong determined and smart the protagonist is Emilia Serafini is a fourteen year old girl coming of age in Renaissance Italy and all she wants is to be a painter This is not a typically achievable goal for a woman in that time period but Emilia refuses to give up even fighting against the marriage her father has already arranged for herTo help her Emilia relies on her boo

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    EBOOK NEW Nonnas Book of Mysteries Alchemy #1 ☆ Mary A. Osborne Summary ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Mary A. Osborne Renaissance Italy is a perfect backdrop for a historical yaromance with a strong modern heroine because although there are proscriptions on women's behavior during this period there is also an unusual amount of freedom That combined with the intellectual artistic and political richness of the period make the potential for plot and character development limitless The author used the exciting history of 15th century Florence well

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    EBOOK NEW Nonnas Book of Mysteries Alchemy #1 ☆ Mary A. Osborne Mary A. Osborne ✓ 2 Characters Characters Nonnas Book of Mysteries Alchemy #1 Author Mary Osborne's trip to Florence inspired this engaging novel of Emilia a young girl in 15th century Florence who dreams of becoming an artist Very few women became artists at this time and while her mother is supportive her father is eager to have her understand the way things are in the world However he indulges her and allows her to apprentice with a local artist while disguised as a young boy When her decept

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    Characters Nonnas Book of Mysteries Alchemy #1 Mary A. Osborne ✓ 2 Characters EBOOK NEW Nonnas Book of Mysteries Alchemy #1 ☆ Mary A. Osborne Florence in the 1400s was a world center for painting and culture But the guild tightly controlled who could be licensed as a master painter and girls and women were not allowed on their list Still fourteen year o

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    Summary ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Mary A. Osborne Mary A. Osborne ✓ 2 Characters EBOOK NEW Nonnas Book of Mysteries Alchemy #1 ☆ Mary A. Osborne Fourteen year old Emilia wants nothing but to become a painter but during the fourteenth century in Italy that’s near impossible That is impossible until Makarios a foreign painter recognizes her talent and asks her to become his apprentice As Makarios’s apprentice Emilia gets worldly exposure and maturity

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    EBOOK NEW Nonnas Book of Mysteries Alchemy #1 ☆ Mary A. Osborne Emilia's dream of becoming a painter doesn't look promising after all it is only the 14th century and women did not have opportunities such as

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    EBOOK NEW Nonnas Book of Mysteries Alchemy #1 ☆ Mary A. Osborne I highly recommend this book to anyone It is well researched in both art history and alchemy The plot has some wonderful plot twists and I think the main character is a good and strong role model for girls It is important to reinforce

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    Mary A. Osborne ✓ 2 Characters EBOOK NEW Nonnas Book of Mysteries Alchemy #1 ☆ Mary A. Osborne I was going to Florence for vacation and found this book to read It was a perfect companion for my trip I even stayed on the same street that Emilia lived on The story is predictable but fun I enjoyed the information about Renaissan

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    Summary ☆ PDF, DOC, TXT, eBook or Kindle ePUB free ✓ Mary A. Osborne EBOOK NEW Nonnas Book of Mysteries Alchemy #1 ☆ Mary A. Osborne Mary A. Osborne ✓ 2 Characters Strangely interesting book to read Although I enjoyed it it lost a star for me because it's historical fiction and yet the character and plot don't ring true It's just too easy for the main character to shake off the shackles of being a woman and exploring her freedom I think the time period was prettied up a little too much But in any case

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    EBOOK NEW Nonnas Book of Mysteries Alchemy #1 ☆ Mary A. Osborne In Renaissance Italy 14 year old Emilia doesn't really fit the mold of the other girls her age While her father despairs of her ever marrying Emilia longs to paint and be recognized like the male artist of her time Emilia dresses like a boy ju

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Summary ï Nonnas Book of Mysteries Alchemy #1 102 Mary A. Osborne ✓ 2 Characters Characters Nonnas Book of Mysteries Alchemy #1 At age fourteen all Emilia Serafini wants is to learn to paint so that she can become an artist But painters' apprenticeships for young women don't exist in the Florence of Renaissance Italy The odds appear stacked against her until she receives a fascinating book A Manual to the Scien. Renaissance Italy is a perfect backdrop for a historical yaromance with a strong modern heroine because although there are proscriptions on women s behavior during this period there is also an unusual amount of freedom That combined with the intellectual artistic and political richness of the period make the potential for plot and character development limitless The author used the exciting history of 15th century Florence well combining just the right amount of ambition hope intrigue and treacheryAs a teacher of yoga and a student of meditation I was drawn in by the references to ancient teachings in the alchemy text central to the story In some schools of meditation one of the underlying thoughts is that we have to dig deep into ourselves to uncover our darkness or demons and work through that in order to achieve peace or in some cases enlightenment We can argue about what those ultimately looks like but I was impressed by the expression of similar sentiments both by the ancient Greeks and Egyptians and to some extent by the early Christians I am not by any means a religious person but the author managed to convey the belief in saints and icons in such a way that I think everyone can appreciate the values of faith morality and ethicsThose heady historical religious and philosophical references are intrinsic to the story of Emilia s ambition to be than she is allowed to be and those elements draw the reader in as much as the intrigue of her romancesThe writer has a good touch for comedy I laughed out loud during a disastrous dinner scene However I found the first two or three chapters difficult to get into it seemed Osborne wasn t exactly sure how to start or when to reveal certain things The writing improved shortly after and the charm of her character kept me readingWhile I appreciated the obvious care she took in her research I was saddened to find an obvious historical error There is no way a servant in Florence would have been harvesting potatoes in 1460 as they were not to the best of my research encountered by Europeans until 1537That s a small error and it stands out because the rest of the story flows so well and reuires relatively little suspension of disbeliefA great read for young adults that will whet their appetites for history religion philosophy art and politics

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Summary ï Nonnas Book of Mysteries Alchemy #1 102 Mary A. Osborne ✓ 2 Characters Characters Nonnas Book of Mysteries Alchemy #1 Ici Well aware that Cosimo prizes ancient manuscripts above all Franco realizes Emilia's Manual would be invaluable to him in ways than one Infused with the mysticism of alchemy Nonna's Book of Mysteries is an exciting portrait of a young woman who defies convention to seek her destiny. I highly recommend this book to anyone It is well researched in both art history and alchemy The plot has some wonderful plot twists and I think the main character is a good and strong role model for girls It is important to reinforce how far women have been able to advance with even basic rights Emilia has great skill and should be allowed to paint like any boy

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Summary ï Nonnas Book of Mysteries Alchemy #1 102 Mary A. Osborne ✓ 2 Characters Characters Nonnas Book of Mysteries Alchemy #1 Ce of Alchemy It once was her grandmother's and Emilia turns again and again to the Manual for guidance When Emilia meets the wealthy brooding Franco Villani her life takes a thrilling but dangerous turn Franco will do anything to win a place in the court of the powerful Cosimo de' Med. Florence in the 1400s was a world center for painting and culture But the guild tightly controlled who could be licensed as a master painter and girls and women were not allowed on their list Still fourteen year old Emilia Serafini lives for her art and she s desperate to find a way out of the marriage her father has planned for her So she turns for guidance to a book her mother gives her that has been handed down through generations in her family Manual to the Science of AlchemyBut the book s advice is not always easy to interpret and sometimes Emilia doesn t want to follow the advice she reads there When she finds herself involved with a wealthy but unscrupulous businessman who covets the book Emilia must call on all the magic she can muster from its pages to help her create the future she longs forIn Nonna s Book of Mysteries author Mary Osborne paints a fascinating picture of Renaissance Italy and its thirst for beauty and knowledge She includes enough historical details to bring the time period to life but not so much that it overwhelms Emilia s story And Emilia is a great character who is rooted in her era with all the dreams of a girl far ahead of her time Headstrong and determined she also learns a lot about patience and tapping into wisdom passed down through the agesI also enjoyed reading about creating icons and frescoes and getting a taste for what life was like in a master artist s studio of the period Nonna s Book of Mysteries is historical fiction at its best I recommend it for mother daughter book clubs with girls aged 14 and up

  • Paperback
  • 354
  • Nonnas Book of Mysteries Alchemy #1
  • Mary A. Osborne
  • English
  • 19 September 2018
  • 9781936181162