Dorah Blume | Press for Dorah Blume's Botticelli's Muse
Press listings for Dorah Blume's Botticelli's Muse, an historical novel about one of the art world’s most beloved paintings, "The Primavera".
Dorah Blume, Deborah Bluestein, Botticelli's Muse, Sandro Botticelli, italian renaissance, italian artists, medici florence, historical fiction novel
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Press for Dorah Blume

Rave reviews for Botticelli’s Muse

“Sensuous and provocative as well as mysterious…. Blume’s interpretation of master painter Sandro Botticelli is at once a florid love story and a chilling political drama.” – Publisher’s Weekly
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An artnet News 2017 Best Book!!

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“In Dorah Blume’s capable hands, Renaissance Italy comes to life in all its complexity, historical fact deftly woven into a captivating narrative. Ostensibly the tale of the creation of Sandro Botticelli’s famed Primavera masterpiece, Botticelli’s Muse is in equal parts a story of artistic inspiration, political intrigue, religious faith, temptation, and yes, romance.”  —Sarah Cascone, Associate Editor, artnet News
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Engaging Historical Novel: Botticelli’s Muse by Dorah Blume

The latest review for Botticelli’s Muse by Mylan Kohler on her blog Girl-Who-Reads

“While the novel takes place over the year, split into the seasons, it doesn’t feel as though it drags at all. Every time I put down the book to do something else I had to do, I wanted to go back and see what else happened. It could be because the chapters are relatively short but full of description and emotional energy.”

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Ambition has no age limit

“Our latest inspirational Fab Woman demonstrates that there is no age limit on ambition.  Septuagenarian Dorah Blume publishes her first novel Botticelli’s Muse to critical acclaim – and shares with us her journey, and her motivation.  Just goes to show that you can be sensational over 70 as well as fabulous over 50!”

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