Release date - 25th July 2017
Book length - 304 pages
Publisher - www.kensingtonbooks.com
Book Depository - www.bookdepository.com
Amazon UK - www.amazon.co.uk
Amazon US - www.amazon.com
ABOUT THE BOOK
Set in eighteenth-century Venice and based on an actual account by Giacomo Casanova—here is a lush tale of desire and risk.
Caterina Capreta was an innocent girl of fourteen when she caught the attention of the world’s most infamous chronicler of seduction: Giacomo Casanova. Intoxicated by a fierce love, she wed Casanova in secret. But his shocking betrayal inspired her to commit an act that would mark her forever …
Now twenty years later on the island of Murano, the woman in possession of Caterina’s most devastating secret has appeared with a request she cannot refuse: to take in a noble-born girl whose scandalous love affair resembles her own. But the girl’s presence stirs up unwelcome memories of Caterina’s turbulent past. Tested like never before, she reveals the story of the man she will never forget.
Bringing to life a fascinating chapter in the history of Venice, Casanova’s Secret Wife is a tour de force that charts one woman’s journey through love and loss to redemption.
CASANOVA'S SECRET WIFE by Barbara Lynn-Davis is a beautifully written, evocative tale of love, desire, and loss. Transported back in time, the rich beauty of Venice comes alive through the characters that will capture your heart and a story that will stay with you long after you finish reading the final sentence.
When Caterina finds herself obliged to help a young girl, Leda, who finds herself pregnant and alone, it stirs up memories from her own past that seems so long ago. As Caterina becomes closer to Leda, she starts to open up about her own love affair when she was but a girl. Through letters and her own memories, we become embroiled in the passion and desire that Giacomo Casanova fired up inside of her. And as the tale progresses we understand that this is one romance that will never have the traditional happy ending.
The characters are well developed and intriguing, and my heart ached for Caterina who loved to linger in her memories. With descriptive settings that will take your breath away and a historical plot that will hold you entranced, CASANOVA'S SECRET WIFE by Barbara Lynn-Davis is the perfect read for historical fans worldwide.
Barbara Lynn-Davis graduated from Brown University with a degree in art history. She then worked at the Peggy Guggenheim Museum in Venice and later spent a year there while completing her Ph.D. in Renaissance art at Princeton University.
She currently teaches art history and writing at Wellesley College, and lives outside Boston with her family.
For more information please visit Barbara Lynn-Davis’ website. You can also connect with her on Facebook and Goodreads.
** Read on for a fabulous guest post from Barbar Lynn-Davis...**
Five Surprising Facts about Life in the Time of Casanova
Passion, hope, loss, jealousy, forgiveness: these are all emotions we feel deeply in our 21st-century lives. One of my goals in writing Casanova’s Secret Wife, which is set in eighteenth-century Venice, was to share a love story that crosses the boundaries of time.
Yet some things in the past are just very different from the way things are today. That’s one of the fascinations in digging up history. So here are five surprising facts about life in the time of Casanova you can experience in my book:
*I want to thank Amy at hfvirtualbooktours.com, and the author Barbara Lynn-Davis, for the opportunity to review this fascinating story and taking part in this blog tour, and for this interesting guest post. Happy Reading!
Hi fellow bookworms. My name is Linda and I'm a reviewer & blogger from Ireland. Oh and also a wife and mother!
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