Leonardo’s Swans fits into the historical fiction drama. It is based on the lives of two sisters – Isabella and Beatrice – who actually existed. Both were alive in Italy around the time of the Renaissance.
The sisters were born into a very rich family. The girls were each betrothed when Isabella was six-years-old and Beatrice was five-years-old to men they had not met. The entire story is presented from the viewpoint of Isabella, or the viewpoint of Beatrice.