By Anne Fortier
About the Author:
Anne Fortier grew up in Denmark and emigrated to the United States in 2002 to work in film. She co-produced the Emmy-winning documentary Fire and Ice: The Winter War of Finland and Russia and holds a Ph.D. in the History of Ideas from Aarhus University in Denmark. The story of Juliet was inspired by Anne Fortier's mother, who always considered Verona her true home ... until she discovered Siena.
About the Book:
Juliet, an ambitious, utterly engaging historical novel on the scale of The Thirteenth Tale and The Birth of Venus, follows a young woman who discovers that her family’s origins reach all the way back to literature’s greatest star-crossed lovers.
When Julie Jacobs inherits a key to a safety-deposit box in Siena, Italy, she is told it will lead her to an old family treasure. Soon she is launched on a winding and perilous journey into the history of her ancestor Giulietta, whose legendary love for a young man named Romeo rocked the foundations of medieval Siena. As Julie crosses paths with the descendants of the families involved in Shakespeare’s unforgettable blood feud, she begins to realize that the notorious curse—“A plague on both your houses!”—is still at work, and that she is the next target. It seems that the only one who can save Julie from her fate is Romeo—but where is he?
If you've ever wanted to visit a wonderfully romantic Italian city, Anne Fortier takes you there in her book Juliet. The city, Siena, is an integral part of this story. The heroine, Juliet, discovers her 14th century connections and with the help of some unusual objects, reveals the truth behind long misunderstood mysteries. Does Juliet find her contemporary Romeo? Does tragedy over-shadow love once again? What a wonderful time you'll spend discovering the answers to those questions as you read for yourself, Juliet by Anne Fortier.