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I just finished reading Juliet and I loved every second i spend between those pages. I'm really thankful for this amazing story, I barely can find the words... Congratulations Anne!

January 25, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterVilma

I am reading Juliet now. It is amazing! I love history. When will the movie be out? I can't wait!

November 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterWendy Howard

Hello Ms. Fortier,
I am rereading "Juliet" because I love the history and story behind Sienna! I am of Scottish and Italian decent and I am tracing my Italian heritage. It is ironic that my great grandfather came from Comune L'Aquila (my great grandmother came from Tivoli). I was curious to know whether or not the characters in the movie will have the same descriptions as your characters in the book?

Thank you for writing a fantastic book and I am looking forward to reading your new book.

Amanda

October 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAmanda

I've just read your book and loved it!

I just happend to buy it when i was looking for a book to my husband.

I googled your name after reading it and hoped to find another book from you!
Please write a new book very soon =)

And I really would like to see this story in the movies !!

Love Elin from sweden!

September 18, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterElin

I was 13 when I first read Juliet and still today it remains as one of my favorites. Truly a fantastic novel; blending so beauifuly of the Romeo and Juliet with a mondern twist that acts as if it was apart of the oridgnal all along. Becasue of this book and the plot and charactars...it has inspired me to write a novel of my own. I'm so excited to see another book in the wroks and as soon as it's out I will be one of the first to read it! Thank you for the wonderful read.

August 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJulia Camacho

Myhusband and I both read Juliet and agreed that it is a masterpiece which we both would like to read again, something we rarely do. We are so happy to know that there is another book in the works and cannot wait to read it. We both enjoy history and wish that you would perhaps suggest further reading for us.
Thank you for an absolutely fascinating sory and the history surrounding it.

July 28, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMary Segur

I happened upon this book by chance looking through shelves at the library. I absolutely LOVED it!!

I have been frantically searching the internet for information about a movie. I see that in 2009 Universal Pictures bought the rights to Juliet, any word on when the movie will go into production? I kept picturing a movie in my head through out the entire book. I could see a modern day action/romance and also a "Pillars of the Earth" look for the past. Please keep us posted if any movie news comes up.

Thank you for the outstanding book, it was very hard to put down!

July 17, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJen

Well done. Best book I've read since Pope Joan, my absolute favourite.

July 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterIna from Germany

Just finished reading Juliet for the second time. I absolutely love the story. I have about 15 new books that I could/should be reading but Juliet called to me. I love the two stories that meld into one. The characters, scenery and descriptions are incredible. In fact, I think I'm going to start reading the book again right now, I'm having withdrawals all ready. Those other books will have to wait I'm headed back to Siena! Thank you Anne for this amazing story!

July 7, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterColleen W.

hello! fascinated by your book, is that I write this. not really know what to say - oh! I would like to meet her!

May 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterThaynara

Last year I read your impressive book and now just found your web site. Yesterday I added some new info to my new web site for Italy and wrote something about your book. You can find it here:
Is the Story of Romeo and Juliet goes to nowadays?

I was surprised and really impressed by yours "Juliet!"
Go always on this way!

May 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMimi

Very impressive. Lovely photo also.

May 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDuncan

Truely i must say that your story touched me in many ways that i have not felt in many years.. you have become my favorit author and i am proud to congratulate you in the wonderful piece of adventure you took me on!! i spent two days locked in my room reading.. TRUELY YOU ARE MAGNIFICENT!!!!

For every your devoted fan
Natasha

May 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNatasha

Bravo! "Juliet" is an outstanding book!! And, I hope the first of many more to come. It will easily be the most enjoyable book I've read this ~~ or any ~~ year. You are a superb author & mesmerizing ~~ thoroughly absorbing. Please pleasure us with another treasure before too much time has passed!

May 9, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterpaul

I would like to be able to say something profound about the book I have just finished, Juliet. However, I am fairly speechless, so I can only say, "I LOVE THIS BOOK". Thank you so much for writing this wonderful story.
Toni

May 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterToni Garzaniti

Love, love, love your book! Looking forward to many more years of reading your work! What an amazing first novel!

May 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnne

I couldn't put it down, your book is fantastic! Now i've told all my family to read it. Also you've inspired me to finally go to Siena, thank you!

May 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCaitlin

Julie ? ganske enkelt en fantastisk bog. Prokofiev skrev musik tin Balletten "Romeo ? Julie"(ved du kender den) god musik, god historie, god bog :-) Min far kom fra Fovsing

May 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSvend

This was a fantastic read, I love the intricate story. I love Italy and this has inspired me to make a visit to Siena. I look forward to the next book!!!!!

May 9, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterjanet

Hi Anne-
I just listened to your interview with Liane Hansen on NPR. You both did a great job!

May 9, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterchris wiegard

The book was great, I look forward to your next one.

May 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRoseanne Sublett

Kære Anne.
Jeg har lige læst Julie - i et stræk:-) Bogen er fantastisk velskrevet og spændende til sidste detalje. En god kobling at blande fortid og nutid i en god fortælling.

May 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBirgitte Andersen

Hi Anne,
I just wanted to say thank you for this marvellous book. It was the first book in a long time that I just zoomed through; I read the entire thing on an 8 hour flight. It was fantastic! Thank you so much!

May 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRina Holtz

What a marvelous book, I cried, laughed and hoped every minute that Romeo and Juliet would not end with the same faith as in Shakespeare's tale . I couldn't stop reading it! Hopefully the author will be back in Washington, D.C., for another signing since I missed this last one. Thank you Anne Fortier.

May 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnik Sales

After days of not being able to put down 'Juliet', I was so relieved to see that Giulietta got her 'happily ever after' with her Romeo. You have written a beautiful and fascinating story that had me in tears (I always judge a book by the extent to which it makes me want to cry). For those Shakespearean lovers, like me, who adore European history, this book is a treasure. Well done on an amazing (and incredibly creative) piece of writing. I look forward to reading more of your work in the future.

May 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnthea

Fantastisk bog - kunne ikke lægge den fra mig! Øv at der ikke var flere sider at vende til sidst:)

May 9, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterthilde

Just finished reading your book, "Juliet". What a wonderful story. I had a very hard time putting the book down. I was completely taken in by the story. Every time something happened, I found myself saying, "Oh my God!" One of the best novels that I have read in very long time. I can't wait for your next book!! Thank you for writing "Juliet"!

May 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnn

Hi, I read your book, and oh my God. That is my favorite book. I absolutely love it. Wonderfully written, I could not put it down! I was wondering if you had any other book coming out? I would love to read more work by you.
-a fan of "Juliet"
Aurora

May 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAurora

Anne,
I have never posted a review before, for anything, let alone felt the need to contact an author after reading their book, and I consider myself an avid reader. However, I had to let you know how wonderful and fantastic Juliet is. The book itself captured my attention while on a shelf in Target, the pages and the rose I felt drawn to it. I wasn't even shopping for myself, my husband in Afganistan requested some books to read, but like I said I felt drawn. I began reading on a Sunday night and read until the words begun to be out of focus and then found myself awake before my alarm had a chance to wake me in the darkness of the morning. I picked Juliet up with such anticipation to be back in Siena once again. It wasn't long before I decided that I was going to get the kids off to school and call in sick to work. I couldn't stand the thought of not being with Guiletta as she unfolded the past. As I read my heart would race and I swear I could hear the accents spoken and see the colors and the streets of Siena as if I were watching a movie. You wrote beautifully and brilliantly! I had the most wonderful day with no distrations as I turned page after page. You took me to another place, another world with your words I didnt want it to end. Please know that hours after I had finished the book as Im writing this to you now I still feel raw from the emotion that I felt as the layers were peeled away and relationships unfolded between Janice, Guiletta, Allesandro , and Umberto. They as are you magnifico!

May 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKelli Thomas

i, I recently turned 15 years old and I love your book! I've been waiting for this book for about a month. I saw it in a Borders email and I was drawn by the title and rose. I love roses and the play Romeo & Juliet. I read the play in English last school year and I was intrigued by the work. I felt like I need more Romeo & Juliet and I was determined to read your book when I found out about it and get it from the library, but that didn't happen. I got it for my birthday since my dad took me anywhere I told him to and I told him to go to the bookstore. There my sister took some books and I looked for Juliet. I found it among other books that I also wanted to read. I had to choose one book so I got yours. I was resisting the urge to read it since I still haven't finished Pride & Prejudice but I gave up and started reading it. I had to put off finishing Pride & Prejudice. I didn't want to do my homework, just read Juliet, but I did it any way. On the weekend I stayed up reading it. I kept opening my book in Science, World History (learning about the Renaissance in Italy) , Spanish, and Algebra 2, especially in the latter since part of me was hidden behind the teacher's computer hardrive. I read it while having breakfast. The book was my consuming interest because I love adventure, mystery, romance, and history. I learned that there was more than one other version of Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet. I pictured what happened in my mind and I was disappointed when I was getting to the end because then it would be over, but I loved the ending. Not only is there Romeo and Juliet and Mariotto and Giannozza, there is also Romeo and Giulietta.

May 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLaura

Wow, I'm only halfway through your book and I do not want to put it down (except obviously, to tell you how much I don't want to put it down). I think it's original, funny, romantic, and well written. And let's be honest, half the books written these days have prose written like the back of a Mcdonalds menu. Keep up the good work!

May 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterElizabeth McCann

As I was recovering from surgery, I had this book to read, and I have to say, it was brilliant! I couldn't put it down! I'm looking forward to getting the next book, and I hope this would be soon.

May 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLynn little

Dear Anne, I heard your interview with Bob Edwards. I was riveted. It was one of the most compelling "driveway moments" I've ever experienced. You are an inspiring person. Unfortunately, I have found nothing in your site about book touring in New England. Will you be speaking there (up here) anytime in the future? Thanks. Sincerely, Frédéric Work

May 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterFrédéric Work

Spent the day reading "Juliet". I am looking forward to your next endeavor.

May 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCarole

I can't believe it. Juliet has actually made me read more and I love it. I can't wait till you write another book.

May 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAshley

omg...I just love "Juliet".It's awesome.

May 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSamara

I am currently writing a paper about the novel Juliet. In the authors note it mentions things which were historically accurate and things which were embellished. I am having a hard time finding information on the factual information and I was wondering where the information for Juliet was found.
thanks

May 9, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterpaige

Dear Ms. Fortier:
I am 3/4 into your book and I cannot put it down. What a fresh and interesting take on both a well loved pair of characters and a story that still endures many years later. I picked up your book on a whim and I do not regret paying for a hardcover that is well worth every penny. I wish you continue

May 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLane

Hey Ms. Fortier,
I read your book within two days! I Love It!!!
You really made me curious about a lot of things... I did some researches as well. :)
I think my next holiday will be in Sienna. :)
I'm looking forward to read your next book.

May 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterElisabeth

Juliet, the best novel I've read for years. Took me by the throat and I couldn't let go.
Can't wait for your next book to come out.
Best Wishes, Maukje (Lochem, Netherlands)

May 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMaukje

I love your book .It's the best book I've ever read .A couple of weeks ago I lent it to my teacher .She just started reading it .I'm actually writing my own book ,probulay won't be as good as yours.While your writing your next book can you tell me of some other books I could read while your writing?
Sincerly Ysabel

May 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterYsabel

First off let me first congratulate you on such a fantastic book! I am a bookseller at Barnes & Noble in Louisville, Kentucky and I was very fortunate to come across your book as an ARC. I must say that you are by far my favorite adult novel of the year and only come in as a close second to my other favorite author Paullina Simons. Anyway I have ranked your book as being up there with Dan Brown and have find it extremely fascinating and intriguing. It completely made me want to travel to Italy and see the places that were described in your book. I couldn't put it down and have recommended it to many of my customers as the must read of the year. I hope that it has brought you much success and that you continue to grace us with you writing in the future!!

May 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKaitlyn Flickner

I haven't started reading Juliet yet but it looks very professional and well-written. I'm 16 years old and I'm considering going into journalism in college. Do you have any advice for me?

May 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJordan

I really loved your book. Congrats on your success!

May 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSarah Vance

WOW!! This book just grabbed me. I am a constant reader, one book after the other. JULIET gave me pause. I found myself think about Giulietta when I wasn't reading, wondering how her story would end. It ended perfectly...her very own Romeo {Alessandro} Thanks for the hours of bliss! Can't wait for #2.

May 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterFlorine Kreeb

Anne,
As a reader it is hard to find books that meet your intrest. Trust me I've read them all. From Aristotle to Zola and back again. At 14 I've read some pretty amazing books. But when I read Juliet I was taken by surprise. I must say (and this is no exsageration) it is the best book I have ever had the privilage of reading. Thank you for sharing work works.
Your biggest fan,
-A

May 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAllison

WOW! I just had to say that I loved 'Juliet'. I have always been a fan of Shakespere, and when I saw your book, the title just jumped out at me. Thankyou for writting the best book I've read all year!

May 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLinnea Fletcher

What a read! I got in trouble at work for coming back late from lunch all week because I was so caught up in your book - but it was worth it. I wrote a book review for it that has been picked up by Google News - here's the link: http://www.xomba.com/juliet_5_minute_book_review
Hope you like it and I can't wait to read more of your work. ~Mia NW

May 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMia Northwest

I finished your book in 2 days! It has been a while since I've found a book that I couldn't put down like that. Great job on the book!

May 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSoua

I plowed through it on my Kindle! I'd say it was a "page turner," but I don't have actual pages to turn! It was clever, incredibly well researched and really kept me guessing. Excellent job! Can't wait to see what's next for you (I don't supposed you'd consider a small novella from Alessandro's point of view...)

May 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAnne Marie

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