The Rossetti Letter - Christi Phillips This was a good, quick read. It tells the story of Claire Donovan who is working on her PhD in History. Her chosen time period is 17th century Italy. She's trying to prove a link between the Spanish Conspiracy and a Venetian courtesan.

What I enjoyed about this book was that it covered a time in history that I wasn't really familiar with. It made me want to know more about this time in history. It has two plots-the modern day plot of Claire Donovan, and a historical one of the Venetian courtesan. The past and the present blended well together, and I found myself wanting more of both stories.