I feel Giovanna's fire
as Mother prepares me for suitors, polishes me
while Giovanna polishes glass.
Though I am the younger daughter
and rightfully should not marry
into Venetian nobility,
my father declared
the day I was born,
the week he invented cristallo,
that I was his
baby of good fortune,
and good fortune would be mine.
It sounds like a really interesting book, definitely something I haven't read before. I'm looking forward to read your teasers!