The Lantern, A Renaissance Mystery

Joanne Lewis


The Lantern, A Renaissance Mystery

The Lantern, A Renaissance Mystery

  • Title: The Lantern, A Renaissance Mystery
  • Author: Joanne Lewis
  • ISBN: 9781937698423
  • Page: 213
  • Format: Paperback



The Lantern, a Renaissance mystery, is a historical novel about a modern day woman s search to find a girl from 15th century Florence, Italy who dared to compete with the most famous artists of the Renaissance Filippa George, Dolce Gaddi and Andrea Calvacanti are three lives separated by two continents and over five hundred years Across time and space, their lives collidThe Lantern, a Renaissance mystery, is a historical novel about a modern day woman s search to find a girl from 15th century Florence, Italy who dared to compete with the most famous artists of the Renaissance Filippa George, Dolce Gaddi and Andrea Calvacanti are three lives separated by two continents and over five hundred years Across time and space, their lives collide as they battle abuse, disease, fear and prejudice in pursuit of their dreams Along the way, they intersect with some of the most famous figures of the Renaissance including members of the Medici, Filippo Brunelleschi, Donatello and a young Michelangelo.


Recent Comments "The Lantern, A Renaissance Mystery"

The reviews for "the Lantern, A Renaissance Mystery" were so good that I decided to take a chance on this first time author, but it was a mistake to trust the reviewers. There are so many short, choppy sentences and some paragraphs don't make any sense. The past and present part of the story don't mesh at all. I had to give it one star, but truly it doesn't deserve any. I would never recommend this book to anyone.

This book is more than a mystery, it is a story of awakening, of self-discovery, of seeking and redemption. I will be looking out for other books by Joanne Lewis.

I found this book to be an engrossing but challenging read. Joanne Lewis writes a narrative of two women whose stories unravel gradually in two different time periods. Dolce's story takes place in the midst of the Italian renaissance. While Fillipa's story is told in the present. The renaissance period was a time of brilliant art, learning, and scientific discoveries, but only if you were an affluent Christian man. Widespread plague, superstition, and brutal living conditions and bigotry were al [...]

Compared to some historically-based fiction I’ve read, The Lantern wasn’t as plodding - it moved at a good clip. It’s an underdog story in more ways than one. Throughout the novel you get characters that fight for worker, gay, and women’s rights.One thing I didn’t like is that a sizable chunk of the story centers around conducting research. I think I’m just getting bored with this tactic, which I’ve been exposed to before as a reader. It’s like the author is fictionalizing the re [...]

this was free kindle book for me, so I was pleasantly surprised to be reading such a good story. it was pure fiction , but nicely incorporated real historical characters. There are two parallel storylines, one about a modern day woman who, in trying to find herself, is drawn to find a girl (the second story line) who aspired to be an architect in Brunelleschi's Florence in the 1400's. The historical characters are real, and there really was a woman who submitted a design for the lantern on the c [...]

I read this book on the flight home from a trip to Florence. I wish I had read it before the trip, but still enjoyed the plot line and being able to imagine the characters in some of the locations. I noticed a couple inconstancies, but if I hadn't just left Florence a few hours before starting it, I probably never would have picked up on them. It seems like a fairly accurate portrayal of Renaissance Florence.

Events in 15th century Florence, Italy fascinate some 21st century people trying to solve a 500 year old mystery. Interesting historical facts about artists, class, power structure, women, homophobia,and Jews.The novel is also a story about love, sacrifice, and redemption. Strong characters (especially Dolce and Filippa) and lovely descriptions of the architecture of Renaissance Florence.No sexNon graphic violence

Wow, Joanne Lewis transports you in to the Reniassance world with such vividness I felt I was there, along with a current day story. This book captured me from start to finish. Adventure, intrigue, following dreams and facing fears. I love how the stories are tied together!!!

The plot is clever, but the characters are stiff and stilted. I wanted so much more from this. It is obviously well-researched and thought out. The characters just deserve more flesh.

Available as a cd as well!

This novel won a First Place Award in the Florida Writers Association Royal Palm Literary Award competition. It is a great read and I recommend it to anyone who likes mysteries.


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