Lady of Asolo

Lady of Asolo

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We can't change the past, but the past can change us . . .From the Sovereign Lady of Asolo's villa of delights to the palaces of 16th Century Venice, Siobhan Daiko's novel will take you on a sensuous and fragrant journey of romance, intrigue and redemption.Those who enjoy the work of Barbara Erskine, Pamela Hartshorne, and Susanna Kearsley should also like Lady of Asolo.

I lived and breathed this book. Highly recommended. Renita D'Silva, bestselling author of Monsoon Memories.PRODUCT DESCRIPTION

Grappling her own demons and the after-effects of a disaster, Fern battles to keep hold of her sanity as she's snatched back in time and lives the life of Cecilia, a young woman at the court of Queen Caterina Cornaro, near Venice, in the early 16th Century. Luca, a local architect, comes to Fern's aid when Cecilia embarks on a passionate affair with the artist Zorzo. Echoes of the past manifest themselves increasingly in the present through a series of startling coincidences until past and present collide, throwing Fern and Cecilia into mortal peril.

Can Luca keep Fern out of danger and help her come to terms with her own past?

Praise for "Lady of Asolo"

Loved this beautiful, evocative and sensuous book. The sense of time and place is beautifully conveyed, so we are living and breathing Italy, both in the present day and in the 16th century. Cleverly written, this amazing story switches seamlessly between the present and the past, and between Fern and Cecilia. All the characters are well drawn and very real, and the descriptions very vivid. I lived and breathed this book. Highly recommended. Renita D'Silva, bestselling author of Monsoon Memories.

The writer really brings alive the historical passages, and Cecilia and the other characters feel as real and relevant as Fern, her aunt, Luca, the man she is attracted to, and his aristocratic family. This is an effortless and highly entertaining read. Read it to escape and to be transported to another time and place. Ann Bennett, bestselling author of Bamboo Heart.

There was opulence to Cecilia's life and this created a wonderful conflict - financial security or true love? Could she have both? And what of Fern's traumatic past - could she have a future - any future? Nothing was assured and that left me with a dilemma. As the book headed towards its dual conclusion, I delayed the revelation. The downside to a good book is that is has to end. Helen Baggott, Proofreader

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Product details

  • Paperback | 250 pages
  • 127 x 203.2 x 16mm | 340.19g
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1508548617
  • 9781508548614
  • 2,526,246

About Siobhan Daiko

Siobhan Daiko is an author of romantic historical fiction and a new series of erotic novellas featuring famous courtesans - strong women who held their own in a man's world. A lover of all things Italian, Siobhan lives in the Veneto region of northern Italy with her husband and two cats. After a life of romance and adventure in Hong Kong, Australia and the UK she now spends her time, when she isn't writing, enjoying the dolce vita near Venice. Lady of Asolo is her first book to be published.
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65 ratings
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4 32% (21)
3 15% (10)
2 3% (2)
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