An exclusive ebook short story set in sumptuous sixteenth-century Italy by the author of The Courtesan's Lover and His Last Duchess.
Italy, 1582. When young seamstress Sofia Genotti delivers a mended dress to a beautiful widow in Modena, she has no idea she's about to become entangled in a dangerous game. Discovering that the distraught widow is being forcibly kept from the man she loves by a gold-digger intent on helping himself to her inherited fortune, Sofia hatches a dangerous plan . . .
Contains the opening chapters from Gabrielle's brand-new novel, The Girl with the Painted Face.