... a thrilling treasure hunt through present-day Italy that makes the classic tragedy itself spellbinding all over again."
"Reads like a Da Vinci Code for the smart modern woman."
-Publishers Weekly (starred review)
JULIET is the New York Times bestselling novel about a young American woman who discovers that her family’s origins reach all the way back to literature’s greatest star-crossed lovers. The book has been published in over 30 countries, and a Hollywood film is on the way.
The story: When Julie Jacobs inherits a key to a safety-deposit box in Siena, Italy, she is told it will lead her to an old family treasure. Soon she is launched on a winding and perilous journey into the history of her ancestor Giulietta, whose legendary love for a young man named Romeo rocked the foundations of medieval Siena. As Julie crosses paths with the descendants of the families involved in Shakespeare’s unforgettable blood feud, she begins to realize that the notorious curse—“A plague on both your houses!”—is still at work, and that she is the next target. It seems that the only one who can save Julie from her fate is Romeo—but where is he?