|(Thank you to the publisher and TLC Book Tours for providing me with a copy of this book!)|
Love, love, love! The Venice Sketchbook by Rhys Bowen is a terrific story that will sweep you away with its vivid descriptions of Venice, captivating star-crossed romance, and box filled with keys and a sketchbook. Told in dual timelines via two separate points of view, this story is chock full of history, art, and love. This is one book you won't want to miss out on.
Bowen has created a wonderful cast of characters that you will easily fall in love with. Juliet is young, excited, and eager to explore Venice. She meets Leonardo and they quickly fall in love. Their families are not happy and Juliet it taken back home to England. It's nearly a decade later when she returns to Venice and meets up with Leonardo. However, things are different now and war is nigh. Fast forward, Juliet has passed away and left her great-niece Caroline with a mission - Venice. Armed with a sketchbook, some keys, and a box, Caroline heads off to her great-aunt's favorite city. She plans to scatter her ashes and figure out her great-aunt's secrets.
What a story! I just loved getting to know Juliet and Caroline. And, I absolutely enjoyed reading about Venice. Italy is a beautiful country and Bowen highlights is magic all through her story. The Venice Sketchbook was such a treat to read. I would happily recommend it to fans of Bowen and anyone looking for their next great read - you will LOVE this book!
Here's the link to the TLC Book Tour schedule for: The Venice SketchbookThank you to the publisher and TLC Book Tours for providing me with a copy of this book!