Publication Date: June 16, 2015
Publisher: Art and Words Editions
Genre: Historical Fiction/Graphic Novel
New expanded and revised anniversary edition. Finally available for iPad and Kindle.
“To truly love another, you must follow the lover’s path wherever it may take you . . .”
Filamena Ziani is the much younger sister of the most famous courtesan in sixteenth-century Venice, Tullia Ziani. Orphaned as an infant, Filamena has come of age bent like a branch to her sister’s will, sheltered and lonely in the elegant but stifling confines of their palazzo by the sea. Then a dark-haired stranger offers a gift that will change the course of her life forever: a single ripe plum, and an invitation to walk along the lover’s path, wherever it may lead.
THE LOVER’S PATH, a moving tale of forbidden love, is a romantic epic told in multiple layers. Through a novel combination of Filamena’s narrative, famous love stories from history and mythology, and sumptuously ornate illustrations, Filomena’s path is beautifully described and, finally, stunningly revealed.
Praised by The New York Times Book Review for her “quality of myth and magic,” Kris Waldherr brings to life a remarkable period in Venetian history using art and words. Her glorious celebration of romance, the feminine spirit, and the power of love to transform will inspire and move readers everywhere.
The Lover’s Path by Kris Waldherr is a feast for your mind, eyes, and heart. This novella may only be 114 pages, but so much is packed onto the pages and each and every morsel is a delight to read. I can’t say enough about the beautiful illustrations (some examples can be found at the end of my review). I felt they enhanced the story and I often got lost just looking at them. But, it’s really the book itself that is the work of art.
This is the first book I’ve read by this author. She writes in an engaging way, deftly weaving fact and fiction together. I savoured each and every word and sometimes read them aloud so I could hear what they sounded like coming off my tongue. 16th century Venice comes alive on the pages thanks to her research and I was pulled happily into an era of long ago. I highly recommend this book.
The Lover’s Path Available At
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About the Author
Kris Waldherr is an award-winning author, illustrator, and designer whose many books include Doomed Queens and The Book of Goddesses. She is also the creator of the Goddess Tarot, which has nearly a quarter of a million copies in print. Waldherr’s illustrations have been exhibited in many galleries and museums, including the National Museum of Women in the Arts, the Mazza Museum, and the Ruskin Library. She lives and works in Brooklyn with her husband and their young daughter. Visit her online at KrisWaldherr.com.
The Lover’s Path Blog Tour Schedule
Thursday, June 18
Review & Excerpt at Oh, for the Hook of a Book!
Monday, June 22
Review at A Book Drunkard
Tuesday, June 23
Review & Guest Post at Book Lovers Paradise
Wednesday, June 24
Review & Guest Post at The Emerald City Book Review
Thursday, June 25
Review at Broken Teepee
Friday, June 26
Spotlight & Giveaway at Passages to the Past
Monday, June 29
Spotlight at A Literary Vacation
Tuesday, June 30
Review at Just One More Chapter