A Golden Web is a historical fiction novel based on the life of Alessandra Giliani who is thought to have been one of the first women to study medicine. Details of her actual life are are sketchy but the author did a nice job writing a story based on the information that exists.
I skimmed a little of the beginning but by the middle of the book I was interested in the story. Things came together a little to nicely for this to be a completely believable account but I still enjoyed the story. I loved the historical aspect of this book relating to the practice of medicine.
Alessandra didn’t give up on her dreams and her thirst for knowledge is something I could relate to.
Rating: 3.5 Stars
Source: From Author as part of blog tour
Content: A few crude comments and a little language
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