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Open Ebook Ebook Details
  • 03/2019
  • 9780997634884
  • 311 pages
  • $8.99
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  • 03/2019
  • 9780997634877
  • 312 pages
  • $16.99
Melissa Muldoon
Author, Illustrator, Translator
Eternally Artemisia: Some Loves, Like Some Women, Are Timeless.
They say some loves travel through time and are fated to meet over and over again. For Maddie, an art therapist, who wrestles with the “peculiar feeling” she has lived previous lives and is being called to Italy by voices that have left imprints on her soul, this idea is intriguing. Despite her best efforts, however, proof of this has always eluded her. That is, until one illuminating summer in Italy when Maddie’s previous existences start to bleed through into her current reality. When she is introduced to the Crociani family—a noble clan with ties to the seventeenth-century Medici court that boasts of ancestors with colorful pasts—she finally meets the loves of her life. One is a romantic love, and another is a special kind of passion that only women share, strong amongst those who have suffered greatly yet have triumphed despite it. As Maddie's relationship develops with Artemisia Gentileschi—an artist who in a time when it was unheard of to denounce a man for the crime of rape, did just that—Maddie discovers a kindred spirit and a role model, and just what women are capable of when united together. In a journey that arcs back to biblical days and moves forward in time, Maddie encounters artists, dukes, designers, and movie stars as well as baser and ignoble men. With Artemisia never far from her side, she proves that when we dare to take control of our lives and find the “thing” we are most passionate about, we are limitless and can touch the stars
Reviews
Dianne Hales, author of La Bella Lingua and Mona LIsa a Life Discovered

Eternally fascinating

A true Renaissance woman, Melissa Muldoon weaves her passions for art and Italy into a stirring saga that sweeps across centuries. As her time-traveling heroine Maddie reconnects with kindred souls, we meet Artemisia Gentileschi, the 17th–century artist who overcame rape and ignominy to gain respect and acclaim. Historic figures such as Galileo and Mussolini also come to life in this intricately plotted novel, but the women who defy all constraints to take control of their destinies are the ones who prove to be eternally fascinating.

Paula Reynolds, contributor to Italo-Americano Magazine

Italy, love eternal, history, villains and heroes/heroines... a great tale!

Like an intricate Italian tapestry, Melissa Muldoon’s third novel – Eternally Artemisia – masterfully weaves a captivating tale that literally spans the ages. And like a tapestry’s beginnings, many threads must somehow find their way together to create the unforgettable whole of this tale of never-ending love, bonds eternal, and the innate strength of women. Not an easy task, Muldoon as managed to do just this, taking the reader from Biblical times, to the present, to Renaissance Italy, to the tumultuous 1930’s in Europe…and beyond (don’t want to give the ending away!). As with many stories involving leaps through time and eras, it may take the reader a chapter or two to allow the layers to peel away, revealing the rich story and the clever connections of characters and events. Muldoon introduces us to the two protagonists: Maddie, an art therapist whose parallel lives connect her through time to her one eternal love Matteo, and her muse, Artemisia Gentileschi, a 17th century Italian artist whose fortitude overcame extensive trials in a time when women were afforded few, if any, rights. Muldoon’s expertise in art history and her passion for Italy, coupled with her gift of vivid and richly detailed storytelling, allow us to feel as if we’re tagging along with Maddie, Artemisia, Matteo, and a whole cast of characters, many literally stepping from the pages of history. Just the right amount of intrigue, romance, menace, humor, suspense, and joy are the threads that bind together this wonderful historical fiction novel and draw the reader into that blissful state of “can’t put it down”. However, it’s the essence of the story that left me relishing the afterthoughts: love can be eternal, friendship is golden, hope and restoration lie within us all.

News
03/22/2021
Gold Medal Winner in Reader Views 2020-2021 Literary Choice Awards

Melissa Muldoon author of “Eternally Artemisia” wins Silver Award in Reader Views 2020-2021 Historical Fiction Category

 

Formats
Open Ebook Ebook Details
  • 03/2019
  • 9780997634884
  • 311 pages
  • $8.99
Paperback Book Details
  • 03/2019
  • 9780997634877
  • 312 pages
  • $16.99

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