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Gospa od badema

3.95  ·  Rating Details  ·  913 Ratings  ·  82 Reviews
Apeninski poluotok opustošen je ratovima. Mlada plemkinja Simonetta di Saronno u posljednjem je izgubila muža i imetak. Kad u njezin gradić stigne Bernardino Luini, talentirani učenik Leonarda da Vincija, izgubit će i srce.
Strastven, bezbožan i neukrotiv, Luini je na glasu zbog svojeg slikarskog umijeća i svojih ljubavnih podviga. U Saronno je došao naslikati freske u crkv
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Published September 2010 by Profil (first published January 2006)
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Aug 01, 2009 Kelly rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Two parallel stories of love, loss and growing up. Simonetta is a widow at 17, and her dead husband has left her broke, so in order to save her house she agrees to pose as Madonna for artist Bernardino Luini who is painting a religious fresco in her local church. Peasant orphan Amaria is being raised by a kind woman she calls Nonna, and when she tells Nonna of the strange wild man in the woods, Nonna goes to look for him and takes him into their home. On the verge of death, the man they call Sel ...more

antes de mais esta historia vale mais que as 5* para mim vale "infinito"*
uma historia que no mínimo me deixou, tipo "afinal do que se fala aqui"?

a acção torna-se rápida, a trama fluida, a historia conta a "historia".

numa Itália renascentista onde a Santa Inquisição começa a despontar, o crime que é "amar", a bravura dos que afinal não querem ser meros peões de uma idelologia de fachada, torna-se o cerne de historia.

Afinal quem tem a pureza de sentimentos corresponde, acarinha e faz valer ess
Neide Parafitas
Oct 11, 2012 Neide Parafitas rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: leituras-2012, own
Encantador... é como definiria este livro!!! :)

A história inicia-se com Simonetta di Saronno, uma jovem que aos 17 anos se vê viúva de Lorenzo, que morreu em combate. Pouco tempo depois descobre que está falida e numa tentativa de salvar a casa do seu marido, recorre a Manodorata, um judeu que a aconselha a procurar uma forma de ganhar algum dinheiro.

Entretanto, Bernardino Luini, um aprendiz de Leonardo da Vinci, que se torna também num grande pintor fica deslumbrado com Simonetta e convida-a pa
May 13, 2014 Irein rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
След "Стъкларят от Мурано","Тайната на Ботичели" и "Дъщерята на Сиена",Марина Фиорато ме изкуши с "Мадоната на бадемите".Обичам тази Италия,обрисувана в страниците на романите й-звуци,вкусове,цветове,имена,пейзажи и изкуство се сглобяват като парченца от пъзел във въображението ми и ме приканват да чуя вълничките,които се разбиват във Венеция или да усетя горчивият вкус на бадемите в Сароно.
Историята описва живота на млада Симонета ди Сароно ,която губи съпруга си Лоренцо по време на битка.Със с
Aug 21, 2013 Knjigomanijak rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

Ova mala knjižica čija je priča smještena u Lombardiju 1525. godine me oduševila. Priča je to o Simonetti, udovici , koja je zbog gubitka muža prisiljena boriti se za svoj imetak, jer joj prijeti bankrot.Odlučna je da spasi imanje , te radi sve kako bi se domogla novca, pa tako posuđuje novac od Židova, premda je to za nju veliki rizik, jer se u tadašnje vrijeme svako druženje sa Židovima smatralo grijehom,a tadašnji Židovi su bili proganjani. Da bi zaradila novac, pozira za lik djevice u crkvi
Dec 28, 2012 Sx rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Wow. This book was pure magic from beginning to end.

Simonetta di Saronno is a young widow, losing her fortune and her husband to the war. Bernardino Luini, an apprentice to the grand Leonardo da Vinci, is a talented painter revelling in the joys of the flesh and wanting to do more besides painting hands. When he first laid eyes on Simonetta, he knew she would be his Madonna and he would possess her. What he didn't realise was how deep his love would be, how much of himself he would reveal and h
Rachael McDiarmid
I'm definitely going to keep my eyes out for Marina Fiorato. I enjoyed The Glassblower of Murano and now this one. It was easy to read and an interesting story. I always love historical novels set in Italy and this was no exception. After reading this I have a yearning for amaretto and would love to learn more about the paintings of Bernardino Luini.
Sandra Bašić
Jan 27, 2015 Sandra Bašić rated it it was amazing
Samom činjenicom što je radnja smještena u Italiju, ova je knjiga kod mene zaradila bodove: obožavam tu zemlju i njihov jezik, za mene jedini pravi jezik ljubavi, ali ajmo mi na knjigu.

Priča o Simonetti di Saronno je još jedna priča o jakim, hrabrim ženama koje znaju ići same kroz život i boriti se sa svima koji im to onemogućavaju. Izgubivši muža u ratu, mislila je da je izgubila sve – volju za životom, sebe samu, nesposobnost pronalaženja sreće u malim stvarima. Ali sudbina joj je pokazala dru
Sep 18, 2015 Tonkica rated it really liked it
Knjiga u kojoj ima sve sto bi trebalo! Preporuka svima koji ne vole pateticno; a drage su im ljubav, prijateljstvo, tragedija i sve ostale zivotne svakodnevice! Ocjena 4.5
Mar 05, 2014 Henrik rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: historic
As I'm writing this, I've just put the book back on the shelf, and my hands are slightly trembling.
Good Gods of inspiration, what a story! I started reading with no expectations, except a great interest in the italian renaissance and its art. And the book goes on to take me utterly by surprise.
The characters were so real - some of them are actually real people - and I found that I cared deeply about them, a rare experience for me.
In short, there are no words I know that does this book any justic
Jan 25, 2015 Schwpz rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I’m sorry to say that this book was not to my liking.

On the plus side, it’s an easy read. The language is pleasant and the characters easy to picture. The novel’s painfully predictable plot makes it an unchallenging and fast read which can easily be enjoyed in any situation where you just want an effortless distraction. I can easily picture it as a popular holiday read for those interested in romance set in a loose historical setting.

My biggest issues with this book lies in the numerous errors,
Apr 01, 2013 Sally rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction
I read this because I enjoyed The Botticelli Secret and found this one by the same author at the library. Some of the reader reviews of the Botticelli Secret were by people who had read the author's earlier books and were disappointed. Having read this book, I can see why. The Botticelli Secret is a romp, high on intrigue and plotting and co-incidence and, although enjoyable, low on believability. If you came to that book after this it would have been a shock, I imagine.

This is much more though
Ana Luisa
Foi uma história interessante, apesar de não ter cativado muito a minha atenção. Não sei porquê, mas muitas vezes dava por mim distraída por outras coisas que nada tinham a ver com a história. Talvez estivesse á espera de algo semelhante ao livro que li antes da autora, O Coração de Murano, mas realmente nada têm a ver. Apesar da minha opinião pessoal, não posso deixar de comentar a forma cuidada que a autora tem em nos apresentar a época renascentista, tal como o modo como os judeus eram cruelm ...more
Sep 01, 2015 Erin rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Tis no use telling you my name, for I am about to die.
Let me tell you hers instead-Simonetta di Saronno. To me it always sounded like a wonderous strain of music, or a line of poetry. It has a pleasing cadence, and the feel of the words as they march have a perfection almost equal to her countenance.

No one writes great historical fiction set in Italy like Marina Fiorato. I was instantly hooked from the very beginning of this dual narrative. I loved the relationship between both couples, but a
Nov 08, 2014 Джорджия rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Джорджия by: Нели Въгларова
Книгата вкарва в ренесансова Италия, без никакви грижи. Явно авторката се справя успешно с това. Огромни къщи - замъци, мечове и аркебузи, цъфнали бадемови градини, гербове на градове, църкви, манастири, монахини, преследване на евреи, свещеници, художници /дори и Леонардо да Винчи се появява, макар и за кратко и стои като усещане/, мистични места, коне, деца, сключващи брак на 13-14 и добиващи зрялост на 21. Много добре разказано.

Само малко краят загуби заряда, който беше заложен в цялата книг
Feb 15, 2015 Mario rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Zanimljiv spoj povijesnih činjenica i mašte. Priča o osobama koje su stvarno postojale i za sobom ostavile neizbrisiv trag u obliku slika, freski ili likera i koje su živjele na mjestima koja danas obilaze milijuni turista. Čitajući roman i koristeći svemogući google upoznat ćete djela Bernardina Luinija.
Hristina Ivanova
This is such a beautiful book! It was an easy read,but an interesting and intriguing one too! I was so excited to turn the next page,I just couldn't help it! Love is permament element in the book,but the way the story is told makes it even more compelling.I strongly reccomend it.
Gosto muito de romances históricos, principalmente quando os mesmos se desenrolam em cenários pelos quais tenho um especial fraquinho, como é o caso deste livro, passado na Itália Renascentista. Melhor ainda quando vai buscar personagens que existiram mesmo, como é o caso de Bernardino Luini e Simonetta di Saronno. Bem sei que a realidade não é igual à ficção e que a história destes dois foi romanceada para encher as páginas deste livro, mas ainda assim, a sensação é a de que estou a ficar a con ...more
Jul 05, 2014 Pöfivonat rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: whislists
Ahhoz képest, hogy Fiorato egyik kevésbé jól sikerült regénye, nekem borzasztóan tetszett. Ha a többi is ilyen, akkor mind KELL. ;)
Jun 20, 2011 Eric rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Another good read from this author. I liked this one as well. Art, Italy, history, love, tragedy, etc.
Цялото ревю на:
„Мадоната на бадемите” на Марина Фиорато разказва историята за създаването на амаретото и едни от най-красивите фрески от Ренесанса. И двата шедьовъра са вдъхновени от най-силната и красива емоция, а именно любовта.Когато Бернардино Луини и Симонета ди Сароно се срещат, нямат представа за последиците, които ще се родят от тяхната любов, която се оказва невъзможна. Но въпреки препятствията, поставени по пътя им, двамата успяват да намерят си
Apr 16, 2015 Kamilla rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I'm sorry to say but as much as I love Marina Fiorato's books, this one just bored me to death. I only struggled on out of respect for the author and her previous books. Nothing grabbed me in this story. Nothing peaked my interest. To me, it lacked warmth and the author's storytelling bored me. I found myself skipping sentences, even paragraphs just to keep moving the story along. I read a few sentences here and there and that was more than enough to get the gist of the story. I can't remember t ...more
Sep 12, 2010 Maria rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: own
A Virgem das Amêndoas retrata, sobretudo, a vida da jovem Simonetta di Saronno desde que ficou viúva de Lorenzo, que morreu em combate. Com a morte do seu marido, Simonetta descobre que está completamente falida visto que Lorenzo havia gasto praticamente todo o dinheiro de ambos para equipar os cavalos e soldados para a guerra. Sozinha, vê-se impotente para pagar todos os gastos inerentes a uma casa enorme, com imensa criadagem e começa a acumular dívidas a criados e comerciantes.
Depois de ter
This book is set in the 1500s, and tells the story of Simonetta di Saronna, a young widow who has lost her husband to the Italian wars, and Bernardino Liuni, a talented but reckless apprentice of Leonardo di Vinci.

I was not sure what to make of this book. Initially I thought I was going to struggle with it, but I did start to enjoy it. However, I never felt that the characters were particularly well drawn, and I was not able to connect on any level with them. The story was interesting enough to
Carla Soares
May 28, 2012 Carla Soares rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Começo por uma nota à capa, que acho lindíssima.

Este é o segundo livro da autora que leio, tendo lido primeiro O Coração de Murano. Nessa altura, este seu livro anterior despertou-me curiosidade, e agora descobri que estava certa.

Trata-se de uma fantasia em torno de uma lenda - a do licor de Amaretto - e de figuras reais, como o pintor Bernardino Luini, renascentista e discípulo de Da Vinci, sobre cuja vida, segundo a autora, pouco se sabe. Isso permitiu-lhe algumas liberdades criativas, que ass
Simonetta era apenas uma menina quando desposou com Dom Lorenzo di Saronno, outro rapaz cuja visão do mundo ainda é muito restrita.

Quando numa batalha Dom Lorenzo é morto, o véu de engano que cobria os olhos da senhora di Saronno é levantado e ela, que sempre foi acostumada a luxos e grandezas, vê-se na mais pura miséria, com a única solução de ter de batalhar e trabalhar para comer.

A transformação que esta personagem sofreu por causa deste acontecimento trágico fez-me gostar muito mais do que e
Sep 17, 2013 Margaret rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Marina Fiorato is becoming one of my favourite Historical Fiction authors, for she is just superb in capturing the magical aura of Italy, its luscious sceneries, traditions, while presenting memorable characters, real and fictional.
Bernardino Luini, who learned his art with Leonardo da Vinci, arrives in Saronno to paint the walls of the local church and is fascinated by the beauty of the young widow, Simonetta. He wants her to be the model for the Virgin Mary but she refuses at first. Neverthele
A Virgem das Amêndoas é um romance histórico, cuja acção decorre na Itália do século XVI, no auge da criação artística renascentista.
Uma das personagens principais deste livro é Bernardino Luini, um pintor do círculo de Leonardo da Vinci que por volta de 1525, ano em que esta história se inicia, se desloca a Saronno (Lombardia) para pintar um fresco na Igreja de Santa Maria dei Miracoli. Lá encontra Simonetta, uma bela e jovem viúva, que se encontra em apuros financeiros e que, como tal, aceita
Julius Eddy
Sep 21, 2015 Julius Eddy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I bought this book, this beautifully and delicately written book, upon reading the first chapter. It had not disappoint. The entire book was written gracefully and elegantly, like one of the objects the author had written about - a painting - and smooth as another, the drink, Amaretto di Saronno.

No doubt, when I eventually travel across borders to visit the paintings mentioned in the book, I shall look closer, more fondly, at the paintings, and surely I will find myself smiling as I remember the
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Sinopsis en Español // Synopsis in Spanish 1 1 Feb 15, 2015 09:27AM  
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Marina Fiorato is half-Venetian. She was born in Manchester and raised in the Yorkshire Dales.

She is a history graduate of Oxford University and the University of Venice, where she specialized in the study of Shakespeare’s plays as an historical source.

After University she studied art and since worked as an illustrator, actress and film reviewer.

She also designed tour visuals for rock bands includ
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