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Juliet

Anne Fortier

Twenty-five-year-old Julie Jacobs is heartbroken over the death of her beloved aunt Rose. But the shock goes even deeper when she learns that the woman who has been like a mother to her has left her entire estate to Julie's twin sister. The only thing Julie receives is a key-one carried by her mother on the day she herself died-to a safety-deposit box in Siena, Italy. This key sends Julie on a journey that will change her life forever-a journey into the troubled past of her ancestor Giulietta Tolomei. In 1340, still reeling from the slaughter of her parents, Giulietta was smuggled into Siena, where she met a young man named Romeo. Their ill-fated love turned medieval Siena upside-down and went on to inspire generations of poets and artists, the story reaching its pinnacle in Shakespeare's famous tragedy. But six centuries have a way of catching up to the present, and Julie gradually begins to discover that here, in this ancient city, the past and present are hard to tell apart. The deeper she delves into the history of Romeo and Giulietta, and the closer she gets to the treasure they allegedly left behind, the greater the danger surrounding her-superstitions, ancient hostilities, and personal vendettas. As Julie crosses paths with the descendants of the families involved in the unforgettable blood feud, she begins to fear that the notorious curse-"A plague on both your houses!"-is still at work, and that she is destined to be its next target. Only someone like Romeo, it seems, could save her from this dreaded fate, but his story ended long ago. Or did it? From Anne Fortier comes a sweeping, beautifully written novel of intrigue and identity, of love and legacy, as a young woman discovers that her own fate is irrevocably tied-for better or worse-to literature's greatest star-crossed lovers. From the Hardcover edition.

Twenty-five-year-old Julie Jacobs is heartbroken over the death of her beloved aunt Rose. But the shock goes even deeper when she learns that the woman who has been like a mother to her has left her entire estate to Julie's twin sister. The only thing Julie receives is a key-one carried by her mother on the day she herself died-to a safety-deposit box in Siena, Italy. This key sends Julie on a journey that will change her life forever-a journey into the troubled past of her ancestor Giulietta Tolomei. In 1340, still reeling from the slaughter of her parents, Giulietta was smuggled into Siena, where she met a young man named Romeo. Their ill-fated love turned medieval Siena upside-down and went on to inspire generations of poets and artists, the story reaching its pinnacle in Shakespeare's famous tragedy. But six centuries have a way of catching up to the present, and Julie gradually begins to discover that here, in this ancient city, the past and present are hard to tell apart. The deeper she delves into the history of Romeo and Giulietta, and the closer she gets to the treasure they allegedly left behind, the greater the danger surrounding her-superstitions, ancient hostilities, and personal vendettas. As Julie crosses paths with the descendants of the families involved in the unforgettable blood feud, she begins to fear that the notorious curse-"A plague on both your houses!"-is still at work, and that she is destined to be its next target. Only someone like Romeo, it seems, could save her from this dreaded fate, but his story ended long ago. Or did it? From Anne Fortier comes a sweeping, beautifully written novel of intrigue and identity, of love and legacy, as a young woman discovers that her own fate is irrevocably tied-for better or worse-to literature's greatest star-crossed lovers. From the Hardcover edition.
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Twenty-five-year-old Julie Jacobs is heartbroken over the death of her beloved aunt Rose. But the shock goes even deeper when she learns that the woman who has been like a mother to her has left her entire estate to Julie's twin sister. The only thing Julie receives is a key-one carried by her mother on the day she herself died-to a safety-deposit box in Siena, Italy. This key sends Julie on a journey that will change her life forever-a journey into the troubled past of her ancestor Giulietta Tolomei. In 1340, still reeling from the slaughter of her parents, Giulietta was smuggled into Siena, where she met a young man named Romeo. Their ill-fated love turned medieval Siena upside-down and went on to inspire generations of poets and artists, the story reaching its pinnacle in Shakespeare's famous tragedy. But six centuries have a way of catching up to the present, and Julie gradually begins to discover that here, in this ancient city, the past and present are hard to tell apart. The deeper she delves into the history of Romeo and Giulietta, and the closer she gets to the treasure they allegedly left behind, the greater the danger surrounding her-superstitions, ancient hostilities, and personal vendettas. As Julie crosses paths with the descendants of the families involved in the unforgettable blood feud, she begins to fear that the notorious curse-"A plague on both your houses!"-is still at work, and that she is destined to be its next target. Only someone like Romeo, it seems, could save her from this dreaded fate, but his story ended long ago. Or did it? From Anne Fortier comes a sweeping, beautifully written novel of intrigue and identity, of love and legacy, as a young woman discovers that her own fate is irrevocably tied-for better or worse-to literature's greatest star-crossed lovers. From the Hardcover edition.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Cassandra Campbell

Length:

20h 4m


Chapters

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05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:13


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

00:18


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

01:04


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

07:39


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

04:57


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

05:29


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

05:38


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

04:15


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

06:05


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

07:04


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

05:00


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

06:23


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

08:16


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

05:44


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

05:07


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

05:03


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

02:47


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

04:08


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

07:50


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

06:31


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

05:56


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

08:29


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

07:16


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

04:09


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

08:09


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

09:26


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

04:31


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

07:09


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

04:33


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

05:01


Chapter 31
Chapter 31

05:19


Chapter 32
Chapter 32

08:53


Chapter 33
Chapter 33

07:59


Chapter 34
Chapter 34

05:42


Chapter 35
Chapter 35

09:14


Chapter 36
Chapter 36

07:32


Chapter 37
Chapter 37

08:28


Chapter 38
Chapter 38

07:36


Chapter 39
Chapter 39

06:27


Chapter 40
Chapter 40

07:56


Chapter 41
Chapter 41

08:14


Chapter 42
Chapter 42

05:13


Chapter 43
Chapter 43

04:53


Chapter 44
Chapter 44

08:44


Chapter 45
Chapter 45

07:51


Chapter 46
Chapter 46

05:04


Chapter 47
Chapter 47

05:37


Chapter 48
Chapter 48

07:58


Chapter 49
Chapter 49

08:03


Chapter 50
Chapter 50

07:34


Chapter 51
Chapter 51

03:46


Chapter 52
Chapter 52

07:16


Chapter 53
Chapter 53

08:25


Chapter 54
Chapter 54

08:04


Chapter 55
Chapter 55

06:38


Chapter 56
Chapter 56

04:58


Chapter 57
Chapter 57

07:16


Chapter 58
Chapter 58

04:45


Chapter 59
Chapter 59

06:12


Chapter 60
Chapter 60

05:46


Chapter 61
Chapter 61

05:16


Chapter 62
Chapter 62

09:09


Chapter 63
Chapter 63

06:41


Chapter 64
Chapter 64

05:28


Chapter 65
Chapter 65

06:35


Chapter 66
Chapter 66

09:49


Chapter 67
Chapter 67

08:17


Chapter 68
Chapter 68

07:47


Chapter 69
Chapter 69

07:01


Chapter 70
Chapter 70

05:19


Chapter 71
Chapter 71

06:00


Chapter 72
Chapter 72

07:04


Chapter 73
Chapter 73

07:19


Chapter 74
Chapter 74

05:31


Chapter 75
Chapter 75

04:29


Chapter 76
Chapter 76

07:16


Chapter 77
Chapter 77

07:28


Chapter 78
Chapter 78

06:28


Chapter 79
Chapter 79

04:43


Chapter 80
Chapter 80

07:07


Chapter 81
Chapter 81

05:26


Chapter 82
Chapter 82

07:50


Chapter 83
Chapter 83

08:03


Chapter 84
Chapter 84

07:06


Chapter 85
Chapter 85

05:39


Chapter 86
Chapter 86

08:09


Chapter 87
Chapter 87

06:16


Chapter 88
Chapter 88

05:26


Chapter 89
Chapter 89

07:55


Chapter 90
Chapter 90

07:49


Chapter 91
Chapter 91

09:28


Chapter 92
Chapter 92

06:44


Chapter 93
Chapter 93

04:56


Chapter 94
Chapter 94

05:02


Chapter 95
Chapter 95

06:20


Chapter 96
Chapter 96

09:25


Chapter 97
Chapter 97

06:38


Chapter 98
Chapter 98

06:31


Chapter 99
Chapter 99

07:57


Chapter 100
Chapter 100

08:29


Chapter 101
Chapter 101

06:28


Chapter 102
Chapter 102

05:17


Chapter 103
Chapter 103

07:36


Chapter 104
Chapter 104

08:44


Chapter 105
Chapter 105

06:27


Chapter 106
Chapter 106

06:03


Chapter 107
Chapter 107

05:24


Chapter 108
Chapter 108

04:26


Chapter 109
Chapter 109

07:47


Chapter 110
Chapter 110

07:30


Chapter 111
Chapter 111

07:53


Chapter 112
Chapter 112

07:13


Chapter 113
Chapter 113

08:41


Chapter 114
Chapter 114

08:56


Chapter 115
Chapter 115

05:44


Chapter 116
Chapter 116

04:42


Chapter 117
Chapter 117

07:48


Chapter 118
Chapter 118

07:26


Chapter 119
Chapter 119

05:47


Chapter 120
Chapter 120

09:30


Chapter 121
Chapter 121

07:19


Chapter 122
Chapter 122

07:14


Chapter 123
Chapter 123

07:52


Chapter 124
Chapter 124

06:23


Chapter 125
Chapter 125

05:04


Chapter 126
Chapter 126

04:59


Chapter 127
Chapter 127

05:34


Chapter 128
Chapter 128

06:32


Chapter 129
Chapter 129

05:23


Chapter 130
Chapter 130

05:12


Chapter 131
Chapter 131

04:09


Chapter 132
Chapter 132

06:49


Chapter 133
Chapter 133

09:32


Chapter 134
Chapter 134

06:59


Chapter 135
Chapter 135

07:17


Chapter 136
Chapter 136

04:53


Chapter 137
Chapter 137

05:01


Chapter 138
Chapter 138

05:41


Chapter 139
Chapter 139

05:02


Chapter 140
Chapter 140

04:53


Chapter 141
Chapter 141

05:57


Chapter 142
Chapter 142

06:00


Chapter 143
Chapter 143

07:55


Chapter 144
Chapter 144

07:28


Chapter 145
Chapter 145

07:44


Chapter 146
Chapter 146

05:57


Chapter 147
Chapter 147

05:02


Chapter 148
Chapter 148

07:48


Chapter 149
Chapter 149

08:46


Chapter 150
Chapter 150

05:18


Chapter 151
Chapter 151

05:22


Chapter 152
Chapter 152

05:36


Chapter 153
Chapter 153

05:11


Chapter 154
Chapter 154

04:47


Chapter 155
Chapter 155

05:41


Chapter 156
Chapter 156

07:26


Chapter 157
Chapter 157

07:57


Chapter 158
Chapter 158

04:52


Chapter 159
Chapter 159

05:44


Chapter 160
Chapter 160

08:01


Chapter 161
Chapter 161

07:51


Chapter 162
Chapter 162

07:37


Chapter 163
Chapter 163

04:39


Chapter 164
Chapter 164

04:45


Chapter 165
Chapter 165

08:29


Chapter 166
Chapter 166

07:06


Chapter 167
Chapter 167

07:10


Chapter 168
Chapter 168

08:41


Chapter 169
Chapter 169

07:11


Chapter 170
Chapter 170

05:08


Chapter 171
Chapter 171

04:43


Chapter 172
Chapter 172

06:57


Chapter 173
Chapter 173

06:42


Chapter 174
Chapter 174

05:25


Chapter 175
Chapter 175

08:40


Chapter 176
Chapter 176

08:07


Chapter 177
Chapter 177

06:06


Chapter 178
Chapter 178

07:13


Chapter 179
Chapter 179

07:15


Chapter 180
Chapter 180

05:23


Chapter 181
Chapter 181

06:23


Chapter 182
Chapter 182

03:51


Chapter 183
Chapter 183

07:04


Chapter 184
Chapter 184

06:49


Chapter 185
Chapter 185

07:13


Chapter 186
Chapter 186

00:28