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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ReviewA Veil of Vines by Tillie Cole
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
*** I voluntarily reviewed this book, I gained no monetary incentives nor was I specifically requested to review the book, these are my honest ramblings and I hope you enjoy reading them - kat***
I spent the day enthralled by Author Tille Coles book. It transported me to Italy. a country that I have always wanted to visit. with a story revolving around Wine, horse's and soulmates it spoke to me. I was lucky I found mine when I was young. Get lost in a tale where Monarchy still exists just not officially. Italy abolished the monarchy in 1946. But to the aristocrats of Italy the abolition means nothing at all. The Super Rich still hold power, money, status and more. Caresa Acardi, the Duchessa di Parma. A blue blood of Italy. but grew up in Manhatten, she goes from young free and enjoying life to being told that her arranged marriage date is being brought forward. She knows it's more about a merging of the families and of business. but when she arrives in Italy to marry into House Savona... Caresa is following her father's wishes and although she feels nothing for Prince Zeno Savona she is willing to marry him to help the family business… … or at least she was until she meets Achille. Swoon with a CAPITAL S, Achille is the perfect book boyfriend for me. he's a winemaker, handsome and owns a quaint cottage and 2 horses...
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