The Scribe

This book took me, once again, out of my comfort zone.  Thank you Monarch Book Club for doing that.  Additionally, the book was written by a friend of mine at Monarch and I am happy to say that.  She is so learned and so wonderful to listen to.  This is the book she wrote about her love of Florence, Cosomo, the humanists, the country, the history and traditions.

Peggy has interwoven historical facts into the lives of fictional people making this story and Florence come alive.  It is the story of a family and surrounding loved ones in the middle of the Renaissance.  I felt like I was living the times as I read along. 

A reviewer summed it up so beautifully that I have simply quoted his words…

"The question: To what heights can a solitary act of kindness lead? This is the story of a young orphan girl, an altered life, the underlying history of the birth of the Renaissance, and the rebirth of Florence, Italy. Ms. Post has brought that time and place to life, not by focusing only on men with names such as Da Vinci, Michelangelo, Donatello, Brunelleschi, and Botticelli; but by telling the story of a normal, everyday family by way of their joys, their triumphs, and their losses. This is, essentially, a story of family and the love, devotion, and sweet sadness that might come with any time and place; in this case, a most extraordinary time and place.” Tim Robinson