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PORTRAIT OFA CONSPIRACY LAUNCH

by Donna Russo Morin category: Book

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PORTRAIT OFA CONSPIRACY LAUNCH

One murder ignites the powder-keg that threatens to consume a city. Amidst the chaos, five women and one legendary artist weave together a plot that could bring peace, or get them all killed.


Seeking to wrest power from the Medici family in 15th Century Florence, members of the Pazzi family draw their blades in a church and slay Giuliano de' Medici. But his brother Lorenzo de’ Medici survives, and seeks revenge on everyone involved, plunging the city into a murderous chaos that takes dozens of lives. Bodies are dragged through the streets, no one is safe.

Five women steal away to a church to ply their craft in secret. Viviana, Fiammetta, Isabetta, Natasia, and Mattea are painters, forced to hide their talent from the world, but freed from the restrictions in their lives by their art. When a sixth member of their group, Lapaccia, goes missing, and is rumored to have stolen a much sought after painting as she vanished, the women must venture out into the dangerous streets to find their friend and see her safe. They will have help from one of the most renowned painters of their era—the peaceful and kind Leonardo Da Vinci. It is under his tutelage that they will flourish as artists, and with his access that they will infiltrate some of the highest, most secretive places in Florence, unraveling one conspiracy as they build another in its place.

Historical fiction at its finest, Donna Russo Morin begins the series, Da Vinci’s Disciples with a novel both vibrant and absorbing, a novel of one of the greatest conspiracies of the 15th century, perfect for the readers of Sarah Dunant.


With elegant and atmospheric prose, Russo Morin paints a vivid portrait of beautiful but dangerous Renaissance Italy. This riveting book is filled with art, assassinations, retribution, and a sisterhood of fascinating women who inspire as well as entertain. 
-Stephanie Dray, author of America's First Daughter and Daughters of the Nile

In Portrait of a Conspiracy, Russo Morin's prose is as sharp as a Medici dagger. Renaissance Florence is in the grip of chaos in this thrilling historical. One circle of vibrant women risk every thing to keep art and beauty alive, until one of their own is implicated in a vicious Medici murder. On pages that rip with life, these women must race to uncover the dangerous conspiracy behind a valued painting. Thwarting danger, finding love, and creating masterpieces, they remind us just how powerful the bonds of womanhood can be.

-Marci Jefferson, author of The Enchantress of Paris and The Girl on the Golden Coin




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Donna Russo Morin
@DonnaRussoMorin

Proud mom, ridiculously in love, HistFic author, beach lover, Video Gamer, Rock n' Roll chick, NE Pats FANatic. My true calling can be summed up as such...it is the function of the history book writing to tell us what happened; it is the goal of the historical novelist to tell us how it felt. Author of four award-winning novels, including THE KING'S AGENT, recipient of a Publishers Weekly Starred Review.

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