A broken engagement . . .
Zaneta Lucia Zorzi secretly reads science books while her mother pushes etiquette lessons. But on the eve of her sixteenth birthday, an arranged marriage changes everything.
A hidden identity . . .
Zaneta Lucia abandons her life in Venice and flees to Padua. Disguised as a boy, she longs to enroll at the university. But will her handsome tutor Paolo unmask her?
A girl on the run . . .
Zaneta Lucia’s new life seems perfect—but it can’t last forever. When an instrument maker, an Inquisitor, and a bounty hunter threaten to expose Zaneta Lucia’s secret, can she write her own destiny?
This coming-of-age story, set in seventeenth-century Italy, combines historical fiction with a hint of romance.