reviewed by Megan–a teen who devours books
Teenage sisters Gabi and Lia Betarrini are spending the summer in Italy. Sounds like fun right? It would be, except that they’re spending it with their mom at an archaeological sit–the same thing they do every summer. Because they’re bored, Gabi and Lia start exploring an ancient tomb when they come across a hand print. When they touch it, somehow the hand print tosses them back in time to the fourteenth century.
Getting separated from Lia, Gabi finds herself in a the middle of a war between two families. She meets Sir Marcello Forelli who takes her back to his family’s castle. Not sure how to explain what has happened, Gabi explains that she has been separated from her family. Unsure of how to get home, she begins to discover life in fourteenth century Italy, with long fancy dresses, no indoor plumping, and being called Lady Betarrini. But when Gabi discovers herself falling for both the time period and Sir Marcello she begins to wonder if she will ever find her sister or get to go back to the twenty-first century.
I really enjoyed this book, even though I usually prefer action and suspense over romance. It felt like I had really been transported to fourteenth century Italy. It felt very real. I would definitely recommend this to my friends. It was very well written. 4 stars
This book was provided to me by the publisher, David C. Cook All opinions rendered are my own.