Tuesday, September 21, 2021

The Stolen Lady by Laura Morelli

One woman is the person in the painting while the other woman is trying to save it.

We meet Lisa Gherardini in 1497 whose wealthy husband wanted a portrait of her, and we meet Anne Guichard in 1939 who is employed at the Louvre and trying to keep this famous painting, The Mona Lisa, out of the hands of the Nazis.
Leonardo Da Vinci is the artist who painted Lisa's portrait.  

Many interesting facts about this painting that traveled far and wide to keep it safe.

All three people are tied together by this one painting even though the connection is hundreds of years apart.

Lisa's maid, Bellina Sardi, is a side part of this trio, but she has an important role of keeping her mistress safe, but is also asked to spy on and steal from the wealthy family she works for by the Medici.

Marvelous research as always and an educational trip through history as we learn about the woman behind that Mona Lisa smile, Leonardo Da Vinci, how the Mona Lisa took many trips and was hidden many times, and life during this time in history.  5/5

This book was given to me by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.


  1. This one sounds very interesting! Glad you enjoyed it.

    1. It is SO good.

      Loved it.

      Thanks for your comment, the bookworm.

  2. This book sounds great.
    I don't know why I didn't request it.

    Great review.

    1. Sorry you missed it.

      It was VERY good.

      Thanks for your comment, Linda.

  3. Wow! Great review lady! And this cover is fabulous

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    1. It was VERY interesting. I learned a lot.

      Thanks for your comment, Laurel.