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The Creation of Eve It s 1559 A young woman painter is given the honor of traveling to Michelangelo s Roman workshop to learn from the Maestro himself Only men are allowed to draw the naked figure, so she can merely observe from afar the lush works of art that Michelangelo sculpts and paints from life Sheltered and yet gifted with extraordinary talent, she yearns to capture all that life and beauty in her own art But after a scandal involving one of Michelangelo s students, she flees Rome and fears she has doomed herself and her family The Creation of Eve is a riveting novel based on the true but little known story of Sofonisba Anguissola, the first renowned female artist of the Renaissance After Sofi s flight from Rome, her family eagerly accepts an invitation from fearsome King Felipe II of Spain for her to become lady in waiting and painting instructor to his young bride The Spanish court is a nest of intrigue and gossip, where a whiff of impropriety can bring ruin Hopelessly bound by the rules and restrictions of her position, Sofi yearns only to paint And yet the young Queen needs Sofi s help in other matters inexperiences as she is, the Queen not only fails to catch the King s eye, but she fails to give him an heir, both of which are crimes that could result in her banishment Sofi guides her in how best to win the heart of the King, but the Queen is too young, and too romantic, to be satisfied Soon, Sofi becomes embroiled in a love triangle involving the Queen, the King, and the King s illegitimate half brother, Don Juan And if the crime of displeasing the King is banishment, the crime of cuckolding him must surely be death Combining art, drama, and history from the Golden Age of Spain, The Creation of Eve is an expansive, original, and addictively entertaining novel that asks the question Can you ever truly know another person s heart Best Read The Creation of Eve [ by ] Lynn Cullen [ Kindle ePUB or eBook ] – wildweaves.co.uk

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  1. Entertaining to read I loved reading about the Spanish court I thought the convergance of issues the protestant reformation, the inquisition, the morality of the court, the complexity of the relationship were all very interesting to read My main problem was this I know that in historical fiction liberties are taken but I took exception with the one main liberty that the author uses as the central point to the whole plot and it is in the first 20 pages of the book that Sofi th Entertaining to read I loved reading about the Spanish court I thought the convergance of issues the protestant reformation, the inquisition, the morality of the court, the complexity of the relationship were all very interesting to read My main problem was this I know that in historical fiction liberties are taken but I took exception with the one main liberty that the author uses as the central point to the whole plot and it is in the first 20 pages of the book that Sofi the artist who studied under Michaelangelo and signed all her paintings Sofi, the virgin was not a virgin.That just seemed like she was sull...

  2. This book had plenty of elements that I should have liked a Renaissance setting, a female painter in a time when it was a rarity, the intrigues of a royal court Instead, I found myselfandfrustrated with this book.I never really warmed up to the character of Sofonisba In the beginning when she muses on the lot of women made her just a touch too self aware and too 20th century for me And then for a supposedly clever woman she just doesn t act very intelligently.Overall the plot ar This book had plenty of elements that I should have liked a Renaissance setting, a female painter in a time when it was a rarity, the intrigues of a royal court Instead, I found myselfandfrustrated with this book.I never really warmed up to the character of Sofonisba In the beginning when she muses on the lot of women made her just a touch too self aware and too 20th century for ...

  3. I LOVE this book It will be published in March 2010 and I wish it was sooner so everyone could read it now What a rich world Lynn Cullen creates, and she draws you in from page one A beautifully written historical novel about Sofonisba Anguissola, a female painter in the Spanish court of Phillip II, it is truly a delight to read I wouldn t consider myself a fan of historical ficion I haven t read that much in the genre , but I think this story transcends the genre I couldn t put it down L I LOVE this book It will be published in March 2010 and I wish it was sooner so everyone could read it now What a rich world Lynn Cullen creates, and she draws you in from page one A beautifully written historical novel about Sofonisba Anguissola, a female painter in the Spanish court of Philli...

  4. Sofonisba Anguissola was one of the first great female painters of the Renaissance, and a truly fascinating woman, so I was immediately interested when I came upon this book, which tells of Sofonisba s time in the court of King Philip II of Spain However, although it s evident that Lynn Cullen has researched the people and the period extensively, her story failed to capture me I found it difficult to develop a lot of attachment to the characters, most of whom were very one note, and quickly ti Sofonisba Anguissola was one of the first great female painters of the Renaissance, and a truly fascinating woman, so I was immediately interested when I came upon this book, which tells of Sofonisba s time in the court of King Philip II of Spain However, although it s evident that Lynn Cullen has researched the people and the period extensively, her story failed to capture me I found it difficult to develop a lot of attachment to the characters, most of whom were very one note, and quickly tired of Sofi s self pitying fretting over the intentions of the secret lover she lef...

  5. This reminded me a lot of The Other Boleyn Girl, except I actually ended up liking this better High praise indeed, because I LOVED TOBG Sofi is sent to the Spanish King s court to be a lady in waiting for his new wife after a little indiscretion Sofi actually a real person was a painter of some renown she trained under Michelangelo which ended up being maybe not so great, since this was the time he was considered a heretic and also discovered to be gay There s a love story and a lot of This reminded me a lot of The Other Boleyn Girl, except I actually ended up liking this better High praise indeed, because I LOVED TOBG Sofi is sent to the Spanish King s court to be a lady in waiting for his new wife after a little indiscretion Sofi actually a real person was a painter of some renown she trained under Michelangelo which ended up being maybe not so great, since this was the time he was considered a heretic and also discovered to be gay There s a love story and a lot of palace intrigue it s just an incredibly fun story And Sofi ...

  6. There is little readingintriguing than well done historical fiction Lynn Cullen raises this genre to new heights with her intriguing, richly visualized THE CREATION OF EVE Based on the life of the first woman painter to achieve any degree of recognition during the Renaissance, Sofonisba Anguissola, the author transports us to the 16th century courts of Spain and France, each alive with rankling jealousies, harbored dreams, and clever machinations.As a child of 7 Sofonisba was inspired by There is little readingintriguing than well done historical fiction Lynn Cullen raises this genre to new heights with her intriguing, richly visualized THE CREATION OF EVE Based on the life of the first woman painter to achieve any degree of recognition during the Renaissance, Sofonisba Anguissola, the author transports us to the 16th century courts of Spain and France, each alive with rankling jealousies, harbored dreams, and clever machinations.As a child of 7 Sofonisba was inspired by a picture of the Madonna and Child in a local...

  7. Fascinating story with some of my favorite things to read about history, art, and court life all rolled up into one I want to readby Lynn Cullen

  8. I believe this was my first read of a historical novel about royalty The Creation of Eve takes place in the 1500s, primarily in Spain The novel is told in the voice of Italian Sofonisba Anguissola, an actual painter mentored by Michelangelo, via her diary Sofi becomes an intimate friend to teenage Elisabeth of Valois, France, after Elisabeth was married to given to King Felipe II of Spain This book is a page turner I looked forward to opening it each evening and had to make myself put it I believe this was my first read of a historical novel about royalty The Creation of Eve takes place in the 1500s, primarily in Spain The novel is told in the voice of Italian Sofonisba Anguissola, an actual painter mentored by Michelangelo, via her diary Sofi becomes an intimate friend to teenage Elisabeth of Valois, France, after E...

  9. I really liked this book I loved learning about Sofonisba Anguissola I looked up a lot of details about the Spanish court while reading and it seems that the author did stay pretty true to history while writing, which is something I love in a historical fiction novel.These are the reasons that I didn t give this book five stars spoiler alert 1 Sofi spends almost every waking moment with the Queen, yet there is never any real friendship between the two of them I find it impossible to bel I really liked this book I loved learning about Sofonisba Anguissola I looked up a lot of details about the Spanish court while reading and it seems that the author did stay pretty true to history while writing, which is something I love in a historical fiction novel.These are the reasons that I didn t give this book five stars spoiler alert 1 Sofi spends almost every waking moment with the Queen, yet there is never any real friendship between the two of them I find it impossible to believe that they wouldn t have joked and gossiped and chatted like other girlfriends do I think that an aspect of friendship would have made the character of the Queen seemhuman, because to me she felt sort of fake I wanted to like her, but she just kept falling fla...

  10. This is the one time in my life where I picked a book because of it s cover and it was exactly what I wanted it to be Ok, it wasn t the cover itself, but scrawled across it was Enormously Satisfying Sara Gruen, author of Water for Elephants Sold I loved Water for Elephants.Sofonisba Sofi Anguissola is a student of Michelangelo when she falls in love with Tibero, her fellow student After they are caught alone together, Sofi runs home, hoping that he will send for her Instead, the King This is the one time in my life where I picked a book because of it s cover and it was exactly what I wanted it to be Ok, it wasn t the cover itself, but scrawled across it was Enormously Satisfying Sara Gruen, author of Water for Elephants Sold I loved Water for Elephants.Sofonisba Sofi Anguissola is a student of Michelangelo when she falls in love with Tibero, her fellow student After they are caught alone together, Sofi runs home, hoping that he will send for her Instead, the King of Spain invites Sofi to be lady in waiting and painting teacher to his third wife, 15 year old Catherine de Medici Sofi quickly becomes Catherine s closest friend and sole confidant, and Sofi helps the young queen to learn how to make Felipe happy Me...

  11. I had never heard of Sofonisba Anguissola, or known that there was any woman considered a Renaissance painter of any stature, so I began this book with anticipation It starts out well enough with a lively incident, and then nothing much happens for about 300 pages The characters dine, take walks and carriage rides, and exchange cryptic glances and comments intended to suggest conflict and create tension Unfortunately, that s all they do suggest The last fifty or so pages pick up a bit, but I had never heard of Sofonisba Anguissola, or known that there was any woman considered a Renaissance painter of any stature, so I began this book with anticipation It starts out well enough with a lively incident, and then nothing much happens for about 300 pages The characters dine, take walks and carriage rides, and exchange cryptic glances and comments intended to suggest conflict and create tension Unfortunately, that s all they do suggest The last fifty or so pages pick up a bit, but overall reading it was a slog Most of the characters never really come to life, and the pace seems to mirror the slow and mostly boring pace of life when the most interesting event of the week was going to church The writing is literate and that, besides the f...

  12. Really enjoyed this book Isn t there something about historical fiction that really allows for fascinating character development and draws you into the story The story is real, but the author has the freedom to explore controversial events and persona The Creation of Eve CE was just that sort of captivating book We have traveled various parts of Europe on family vacations with the typical American fascination with the whole concept of kings, queens and other historical persons CE fed that Really enjoyed this book Isn t there something about historical fiction that really allows for fascinating character development and draws you into the story The story is real, but the author has the freedom to explore controversial events and persona The Creation of Eve CE was just that sort of captivating book We have traveled various parts of Europe on family vacations with the typical American fascination with the whole concept of kings, queens and other historical persons CE fed that intrigue as well as portraying women in a male dominated society This is not a book I would typically have read, but after seeing Sara Gruen s complementary comments, tracking down an advanced copy, I uncharacteristically read the entire book in a couple of sittings The character development is well done, and suspect it s only a matter of time til it s made into a screen play The use of Sofonisba s journal was an intriguing way to accommodat...

  13. Oh, sad So disappointed.I expected to love this author and this book art, Renaissance, feminism, Michelangelo, Italy, Spain Based on a true story Just my cup of tea But the author has chosen a soap opera rather than a deep historical fiction novel But even the soap was not dynamic The characters all real folks had inspired the likes of Schiller and Verdi Don Carlos but were pale ghosts in this novel The leading lady had an amazing long life in 16th century, one of the very few w Oh, sad So disappointed.I expected to love this author and this book art, Renaissance, feminism, Michelangelo, Italy, Spain Based on a true story Just my cup of tea But the author has chosen a soap opera rather than a deep historical fiction novel But even the soap was not dynamic The characters all real folks had inspired the likes of Schiller and Verdi Don Carlos but were pale ghosts in this novel The leading lady had an amazing ...