This was still a little more surprising in its execution than I thought. It did explore the life of a Renaissance woman rather than the true cold hard facts that we were given about those times.
But I feel that it didn’t have that charm of a story. It was a good read overall, where there were many moments where it told another Ginerva and her various ideals. But I didn’t think it went deep enough about the discussion of it.
Even though Ginerva was by any means, not a relatively normal Renaissance woman. She is still a poet despite marrying and expected to simply accept her position as lower and subservient. And her verses were indeed unique to say.
But there wasn’t too much of a story to tell. Regarding on how Leonardo viewed her and the potrait of her drawn. And the whole idea of platonic muse. There was just a lot of ideas that I didn’t feel was explored fully, or as in depth as I hoped it will be.
But the timeline and the historical accuracy is there. This isn’t a romance, it is truly what it says it is. Perhaps there is some attraction but the reality is that there is a lot more needed to marry in those times than just love.
So, overall the novel was interesting and did hit a few notes with me. But it could have been so much more.
Rating: 3 out of 5