The Night Portrait By Laura Morelli

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The Night Portrait: A Novel of World War II and da Vinci’s Italy By Laura Morelli


Book/Novel Author: Laura Morelli

Book/Novel Title: The Night Portrait

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An exciting, dual-timeline historical novel about the creation of one of Leonardo da Vinci’s most famous paintings, Portrait of a Lady with an Ermine, and the woman who fought to save it from Nazi destruction during World War II.Milan, 1492: When a 16-year old beautybecomes the mistress of the Duke of Milan, she must fight for her place inthe palace—and against those who want her out. Soon, she finds herselfsitting before Leonardo da Vinci, who wants to ensure his own place in theducal palace by painting his most ambitious portrait to date.Munich, World War II: After amodest conservator unwittingly places a priceless Italian Renaissanceportrait into the hands of a high-ranking Nazi leader, she risks her life torecover it, working with an American soldier, part of the famed Monuments Menteam, to get it back. Two women, separated by 500 years,are swept up in the tide of history as one painting stands at the center oftheir quests for their own destinies.

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