The Marriage Portrait
by Maggie O'Farrell
PBR Review: (by- Andrea)

If you love a good ending, then grab this book. Maggie O'Farrel's book takes place in Florence, Italy, in the 1550s and starts with a young dutchess Lucrezia, in an arranged marriage. When her engaged sister unexpectedly dies, she is expected to take her place as the wife to the duke. She is young and unequipped to handle the duties and responsibilities of her new station. What follows is an intoxicating story of love, betrayal, and mystery. The writing is beautiful, and the characters come to life in the intoxicating historical tale. This book is considered literary fiction and is descriptive and detailed. I enjoyed taking my time reading it and becoming completely immersed in the story. It won the Women's Prize for Fiction 2020, was a Reese's Book Club Pick, and a New York Times Best Seller. There is much to discuss, and would make an excellent Book Club selection.

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