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 this. Emilia's parents decide to let her pursue her passion and take painting lessons. The only thing is, she has to pretend that she's a he.
She is emotionally shattered when her identity is uncovered and she can no longer take lessons. Her mother ends up giving her Nonna's Book of Mysteries and Emilia ends up learning a lot about herself and her family.
I loved Emilia. She's one of my favorite characters of all time and this is one of the best books I have ever read. I can't even begin to tell you how engrossed I was. This is one of those books that you have to read in one sitting.
Nonna's Book of Mysteries by Mary Osborne
Lake Street Press
June 3, 2010
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