Breathing into Stone

Breathing into Stone

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by Joel Kirkpatrick
     
 

Eighteenth century priest, Furio Novia, hates
sculptor, Antonio Lisi. But, he secretly desires Lisi's daughter, Anoria.
She may be the last great Italian Renaissance master sculptor - she can feel figures in untouched marble, but has never carved.
When she learns what she can do, she also learns of Novia's desires; he will do anything to possess her - she

Overview

Eighteenth century priest, Furio Novia, hates
sculptor, Antonio Lisi. But, he secretly desires Lisi's daughter, Anoria.
She may be the last great Italian Renaissance master sculptor - she can feel figures in untouched marble, but has never carved.
When she learns what she can do, she also learns of Novia's desires; he will do anything to possess her - she will nearly kill him to remain free.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940011108563
Publisher:
Joel Kirkpatrick
Publication date:
09/18/2010
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
2 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

Meet the Author

When not reading, he is writing. When not writing, he is reading. Author Joel Blaine Kirkpatrick lives with his lovely wife and their two boys in Southwest Colorado. A novelist with five published works—only four of his books are available as e-books. Being a fierce supporter of independent and self-publishing, Joel straddles the fence quite well in the industry. He is the current Managing Acquisitions Editor for JournalStone Publishing, and is the first contact for authors wishing to be published in the traditional modes. (joel@journalstone.com) (www.journalstone.com) His motto, which he freely shares as terribly good advice--Authors should write for themselves, then share their work.

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Breathing into Stone 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
BookAddictFL More than 1 year ago
Open this book and you're opening a door to the eighteenth century. You'll step into Anoria's world, where the best sculptors breathe life into the marble they carve. Anoria is the daughter of renown Italian sculptor Antonio Lisi. She has been raised amongst the beauty of marble. But she longs to touch the marble with her own hands and create her own beauty, a job that typically belongs to a man. Anoria is a modern day feminist. She knows no boundaries. This story has many layers; love and relationships, passion, intrigue, humor, heartache, suspense and mystery. The setting is vivid and I felt as if I was experiencing life in this Italian village. The characters beckoned me into their world with a subtle pull, then held me still as their world became mine. Breathing into Stone is not a fast paced adventure. This one is meant to be savored.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The lightness and delicacy with which this author creates the characters and countryside in this novel makes me want to know the people and places he describes. I feel as though I already know them. The story is believable - almost as if it was a written history of actual events. I made myself late for work because I couldn't put down the book until I had finished the last ten pages. When I was finished reading, I was disappointed. I wanted to know more about the lives of the characters I had come to know. I ahve read well over a hundred books on my NOOK, and this is the first that has inspired me to give a rating.