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Two Women in Rome Kindle Edition
'Impeccable writing and a fascinating exploration of women's lives. A wonderfully enigmatic and vivid read, I couldn't recommend this novel more highly.' - E.C. Fremantle
'A feast for the senses - love, intrigue, danger and tragedy set against the swooning beauty of the Eternal City... Her most stunning novel yet.' - V. B. Grey
'An exquisite story about the beauty of art and the secrets that lie beneath all our surfaces. Elizabeth Buchan's new novel is both tensely plotted and utterly immersive.' - Jane Thynne
'Elegant and atmospheric, with two complex interlocking stories than join past and present. An excellent read.' - Fanny Blake --This text refers to the paperback edition.
From the Back Cover
In the Eternal City, no secret stays hidden forever...
Lottie Archer arrives in Rome excited to begin her new job as an archivist. When she discovers a valuable fifteenth-century painting, she is drawn to find out more about the woman who left it behind, Nina Lawrence.
Nina seems to have led a rewarding and useful life, restoring Italian gardens to their full glory following the destruction of World War Two. So why did no one attend her funeral in 1978?
In exploring Nina's past, Lottie unravels a tragic love story beset by the political turmoil of post-war Italy. And as she edges closer to understanding Nina, she begins to confront the losses in her own life.
Praise for Elizabeth Buchan:
'It's a gem of a book... Beautiful, elegant.' Marian Keyes
'Intricately plotted and beautifully written.' Katie Fforde
'An amazing, emotive, heartbreaking but also ultimately uplifting novel. I really loved it.' Laura Barnett --This text refers to the paperback edition.
- ASIN : B08Q399Q19
- Publisher : Corvus; Main edition (3 June 2021)
- Language : English
- File size : 912 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 311 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 34,705 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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The story evolves across the dual timelines, as Lottie becomes increasingly drawn to Nina and feels compelled to solve the mystery of her death after what seemed to have been a cursory police investigation. When no-one claimed Nina's body she was given an unusual burial, and Lottie feels she must discover the truth and properly honour Nina's life.
Set against the beautiful backdrop of Rome, this is an intriguing mystery, incorporating historical perspectives and political tensions of the time. For me, it was a little slow to get going but worth a read.
I was draw to the book because it follows an English woman moving there, but the story was so much more than I expected. There's a few twists and turns which keeps you guessing to the end.