Cascade by Lisa T. Bergren
Book blurb from goodreads.com : “Mom touched my underdress—a gown made six hundred years before—and her eyes widened as she rubbed the raw silk between thumb and forefinger. She turned and touched Lia’s gown. “Where did you get these clothes?”
Gabi knows she’s left her heart in the fourteenth century and she persuades Lia to help her to return, even though they know doing so will risk their very lives. When they arrive, weeks have passed and all of Siena longs to celebrate the heroines who turned the tide in the battle against Florence—while the Florentines will go to great lengths to see them dead.
But Marcello patiently awaits, and Gabi must decide if she’s willing to leave her family behind for good in order to give her heart to him forever.
Why I like this cover: The girl, Lia, is so stunning! I do admit that I think the eyes closed thing is a little weird (but not nearly as weird as I would look were I to try and do that) but it works for her! Looks like there’s just the faintest breeze to blow her hair…what long blond hair, with just a touch of wave! And I love those braids. I’m not a big fan of off-the-shoulder dresses, but this one is beautiful. I love the shade of blue (it’s perfect for Lia!), and the sleeves! They’re long Italian sleeves. I want some. J All those rays of light result in a very interesting effect…and the Italian city is elegant! All told, I love this cover – though not quite as much as the story inside. J