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The Ruby Ring
The Ruby Ring
Author: Diane Haeger
From critically acclaimed historical novelist Diane Haeger comes The Ruby Ring, an unforgettable story of love, loss, and immortal genius . . . — Rome, 1520. The Eternal City is in mourning. Raphael Sanzio, beloved painter and national hero, has died suddenly at the height of his fame. His body lies in state at the splendid marble Pantheon. At th...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9781400051731
ISBN-10: 1400051738
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 384
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 37 ratings
Publisher: Three Rivers Press
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover
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MarciNYC avatar reviewed The Ruby Ring on
Helpful Score: 4
This was the second book by Haeger which I read, the first being 'The Secret Wife of George IV', and again I truly enjoyed her writing style.

'The Ruby Ring' is the story of Raphael and Margherita Luti, the model for his Madonna and later his mistress (whom he wanted to marry). I'm quite fond of historical fiction and Haeger's writing is easy for me to lose myself in. I felt like I was transported back to Italy in the days of Pope Leo X. I cried at the end - as I do at love stories. While I realise that this is fiction the relationship between Margherita and Raphael pulled at my heart.
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Helpful Score: 3
great read- fantastic deatail of historical artist and times in italy
ATraveler avatar reviewed The Ruby Ring on + 193 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Interesting story of Raphel (the painter) and his mistress. I knew nothing of the time period nor the artist's history so it was quite enlightening. First chapter tells you the outcome so if you know the history it will not spoil the way the story is developed.
ATraveler2 avatar reviewed The Ruby Ring on + 67 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Sorry... could just not get into it. Usually love historical fiction. Maybe I should have held onto it to try again, but I gave it a good shot - over half the book - and just wanted to move on. Nothing negative to say, just didn't grab me.
angelatres avatar reviewed The Ruby Ring on + 72 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Love this book. Some of the lovey stuff was pretty sappy, but other than that this is an excellant book.
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justreadingabook avatar reviewed The Ruby Ring on + 1595 more book reviews
Excellent historical read with lots of details. The storyline was fast paced and held your interest very well. I had a great time reading this book.
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I've read many historical novels and quite frankly lately they have become boring but this book was wonderful and refreshing! I can't wait to read more books by this author! A must read


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