Thank to Leonie Mack, Boldwood Books and Netgalley for a copy of this book in return for an honest review and Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for organising this blog tour.
Escape to the breath-taking beauty of Venice – The City of Love.
When pragmatic, sensible and resolutely single Deirdre York (Didi to her friends) is sent to Venice for work she is determined not to be taken in by the romantic clichés. Winter in the floating city may be breathtakingly beautiful, but she’s here with a clear purpose and will not let the magic of Venice distract her.
Piero Zanetti is the epitome of the handsome yet tortured artist. Heart-broken by the end of his love affair with a glamorous opera singer, he has lost his ability to work, and his inspiration has drained away, along with his zest for life.
But Didi needs Piero working – she has been tasked with commissioning him to do a glass centrepiece for a luxury department store Christmas display – some how Didi has to cheer Piero up or at least find him a new muse…
As Didi and Piero slowly become friends, and as Venice starts to melt Didi’s heart and gently nudge Piero out of the blues, something special begins to happen. Can Venice – the City of Love – work a Christmas miracle and help Didi and Piero to find their happiness at last…
Leonie Mack is back with the most gloriously romantic escape, perfect for all fans of Mandy Baggot, Jo Thomas and Carole Matthews.
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Romance – check!
Fabulous setting that includes some armchair travel – check!
A romance set during winter – check!
Everything I need right now – checkity check!
I visited Venice a long time ago, and on a budget, and it’s a place that I am desperate to return to one day. I was completely smitten by it and whilst reading this book I really felt as though I had returned for a short break. I loved exploring the more famous areas but also the exquisite detail of the streets and shops was superb. I remember seeing Murano glass and longingly adoring it so it was so good to experience it as a central theme in this story n seeing it from more than a consumer’s perspective.
Did was a refreshing character, so down to Earth, sensible and happy to be single. She’s determined and level-headed. Piero seems to have lost his mojo and Did needs something very special from him. Both of them not looking for any sort of romance, almost wanting to avoid it, spend time together as they work on Didi’s commission. Both Did and Piero have issues they are dealing with their own issues but as their friendship grows, so does a more romantic relationship.
I loved Did and Piero’s journey together in such a wonderful setting. I am also so excited to have discovered a new author and cannot wait to read more of Leonie Mack’s novels.
Author Bio – Leonie Mack
Leonie Mack is an author of romantic comedies with great international locations. Having lived in London for many years her home is now in Germany with her husband and three children. Leonie loves train travel, medieval towns, hiking and happy endings!
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