My rating: 3 of 5 stars
I really, really wanted to like this book. I love historical fiction and I was enthralled with the characters. Kostova is an eloquent writer. However, this story left me very confused. The characters are not fully resolved at the book’s end. I won’t go into too many details, so that I do not spoil the ending, but I think this was an average effort. It could have been outstanding.