Tuesday, 29 November 2016

Review: A Veil of Vines by Tillie Cole

****4 Stars****

Ah, I really enjoyed this book. It's a story of family, heritage and obligations, twisted together with true love and sacrifice.
Caresa is a great female lead. Strong in her own way, she's loyal to her traditional family. 

Thrust into a world she grew up knowing would be her destiny, she finds that nothing is as she expected.

As a bonus, if you're a wine lover, you'll love the setting of this tale. Tillie Cole paints such a vivid picture that you can almost smell the earth and vines.
This is a great read that's lighthearted and enjoyable. Another triumph from this author.

Reviewed by Vivienne Kauffer

To most people, princes, princesses, counts and dukes are found only in the pages of the most famous of fairytales. Crowns, priceless jewels and gilded thrones belong only in childhood dreams.

But for some, these frivolous fancies are truth. 
For some, they are real life. 
On Manhattan’s Upper East Side, people have always treated me as someone special. All because of my ancestral name and legacy. All because of a connection I share to our home country’s most important family of all.
I am Caresa Acardi, the Duchessa di Parma. A blue blood of Italy. I was born to marry well. And now the marriage date is set. 
I am to marry into House Savona. The family that would have been the royals had Italy not abolished the monarchy in 1946. But to the aristocrats of my home, the abolition means nothing at all.
The Savonas still hold power where it counts most.
In our tight-knit world of money, status and masked balls, they are everything and more. 
And I am soon to become one of them.
I am soon to become Prince Zeno Savona’s wife…
… or at least I was, until I met Achille. 
And everything changed.

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