There have been many novels about Romeo and Juliet, many of them modern. I would have to say that this novel was the best modern one I have read. It alternates between the story of Giuletta Tolomei from the 14th century and Giuletta Tolomei (Julie Jacobs) of present time. I loved seeing both their stories unfold and intertwine. Anne Fortier throws in some twists and turns leading the reader to wonder just who can Giuletta Tolomei (Julie Jacobs) trust?I would recommend this novel to women, especially those who love Romeo and Juliet.