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The Ruby Ring

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  • Posted December 9, 2008

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    terrific historical

    In 1520 Rome, before he died beloved artist Raphael Sanzio arranged for his beloved Margherita Luti, the model for his Madonna paintings, to safely stay at Sant'Apollonia. However, as the adored painter rests at the Pantheon for all to see, the Mother Superior informs Margherita¿s escort Signor Romano that the powerful vindictive Cardinal Bibbiena wants her living on the street. Romano succeeds in getting her into the convent by offering three hundred florins and THE RUBY RING that Margherita still wears. --- Margherita reflects back to when she, the daughter of a local baker, met the love of her life six years ago when Raphael was the Pope¿s favorite. He asked her and her father for her to model. Her father urged her to accept and she did. The rest is history as he found his Madonna in her and as Romano says she made him a better person. How she wonders can she give up the most valuable keepsake from the man she loves; but can she survive constant harassment from the Church.--- THE RUBY RING is a terrific historical fictionalized account of Margherita Luti and the great artist Raphael Sanzio. The story line hints at a bittersweet ending although the tale mostly occurs during the six years of shared love between the artist and Margherita. Diane Hager, who is one of the best at providing fictionalized accounts of great historical love stories (see THE SECRET WIFE OF KING GEORGE IV), provides a fantastic glimpse at the Italian Renaissance to include the artistic rivalries and jealousies (though a different era and place reminded me of the movie Amadeus), especially the underbelly of decadence from the sponsoring Vatican and secular rulers.--- Harriet Klausner

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 2, 2010

    historical romance mixed in setting of art

    It is a good book for a light vacation read, especially if you are lightly interested in history and art. the characters are believable, but there are gaps and situational things that do not stand up to detailed analysis. overall i enjoyed the book, i recommend it for an enjoyable read but i probably won't reread it.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted February 11, 2009

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    Pretty Good!

    I am a fan of all renaissance literature and I admit I had never read anything on Raphaello. I have to say I was nicely surprised. The novel is beautifully written and depicts that wonderful artistic period in a romantic way. You can tell most of it is purely fictional but it still gives you an idea of the life this great maestro led.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 19, 2007

    Enthralling Story!

    I absolutely loved this book! Haeger is a very talented writer who makes the reader fall in love with the characters through her gift of language. The love between the two characters is palpable and legendary. Bravo!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 3, 2005

    Big Letdown...very sad

    I was excited to begin reading this book. But I found myself trying to push through it. The begining was very slow as the book picked up half way through it seemed as if the plot just started when it finished. The end of the book was very dissapointing, it was very sad and depressing. I do not recomend this book, I think there are much better things to read.

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