Posted in Giveaway, Historical, Review, Short Story on April 7, 2015

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Historical Mystery – short story


When Jewish glassmakers and their families flee the powerful Doge of Venice, the cost of their freedom is three hundred and fifty-seven mirrors—the creation of the magnificent Hall of Mirrors in Versailles. But the Doge sends assassins to pick off the artists, one by one. Can Ruth Telfin, the mute widow of the head glassmaker, save her people?


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This is a short story about Jewish glassblowers who were being hunted and killed by the Doge in Venice. What is interesting is the back story about Saul’s wife, Ruth. She is really the key in all of this. I thought it was wise of the all of the women to come together and support each other, even for this time period.

While the story was somewhat predictable once you knew what was happening and part of the history, that doesn’t make it any less of a fascinating tale.  I would have loved to have read more to find out what happened to Ruth and the women in the story.  Perhaps Joanna will write a follow up?

We give this story 5 paws up


About The Author

joanna campbellJoanna Campbell Slan is the award-winning author of the Kiki Lowenstein Mysteries (an Agatha Award Finalist) and two other mystery series. Her stories in the Chicken Soup for the Soul series has been read and loved by millions. Her books reviving the classic heroine Jane Eyre have won the prestigious Daphne du Maurier Award. In her past life, Joanna was a television talk show host, an adjunct professor of public relations, a sought-after motivational speaker, and a corporate speechwriter. She is married to David Slan, CEO of Steinway Piano Gallery-DC. The Slans make their home on Jupiter Island, Florida.

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