The world of 16th century Venice was not one to accept a woman as educated, so when Gabriella Mondini, taught by her brilliant father himself, proclaims herself a doctor, things aren’t very easy for her. When her father leaves on a mysterious journey, the guild of physicians quickly. Without him there to vouch for her skill, there is little she can do about it. It has been 10 years since his disappearance, and now Gabriella feels she must find him. Her journey takes her across the continent and to the greatest minds of the time, and through many setbacks. Even through all of this, she still continues her own research, writing down notes and treating the sick as she travels. Intense and beautifully written, this book is intriguingly different in the best of ways. A historical fiction has never been so invitingly presented!