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A Veil of Vines Paperback – 27 November 2016
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- Publisher : CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (27 November 2016)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 352 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1540688674
- ISBN-13 : 978-1540688675
- Dimensions : 15.24 x 2.24 x 22.86 cm
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Well... she can and she did it bloody well. This story is beyond beautiful, words can't describe how much I fell in love with Achille and Caresa. If you are new to Tillie Cole and are nervous to read her darker books this is the perfect place to start.
In true Tillie fashion the book is well-written, the plot is tight and the rich characters are well-developed. The pacing is fast, the dialogue is excellent and Tillie's reflections are interesting, deep and thought provoking.
The storybook Italian setting in Umbria conjures up pictures from your childhood imaginings - picturesque cottage, rambling gardens, vivid colour, vineyards and sunny days. The conflict is, who we love and the three main characters are: Zeno, Caresa and Achille. The story unfolds with elements of tradition, duty, responsibilities and sacrifice versus freedom, love, hope and dreams. The story continues to twist, reveal and alter the predicted life courses of everyone in the narrative.
Although brought up in the US, Caresa is actually an Italian Duchess and as such, she must abide by the rules of her kind, including agreeing to an arranged marriage to the king-in-waiting of Savona, a well known womaniser. Enter the unexpected game changer, Achille, who Caresa falls madly and deeply in love with. He is a handsome and passionate man who lives life simply and freely.
I highly recommend this book to readers who love this genre or those who are fans of Tillie's work.
So beautifully written and it's so hard not to fall in love with Achille and Caresa...
I could go on and on about this book but you really need to read it to understand such a beautiful love story.
I think Tillie should get a movie deal for her books cos her they're just too good to not be seen on the big screen! I love that she could write different genres as well.. so much talent!
A fairytale romance of two of the most unlikely people to find love with one another.
Another great book from Tillie Cole.
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The style is different to her normal grittiness; its highly descriptive and Tillie truly paints images with her words. Like in her other work her characters felt real, although in this book they are more simplistic...and I dont mean that in a derogatory way, they didn't expect to find love in their circumstances but embraced it with joy when it was discovered.
I'm a massive Tillie fan but I'm also a romantic, so for me this ticked a lot of boxes and made me smile, sigh and laugh. This book topped up my brightside rather than filling me with angst, as so many of Tillies books do so well. I loved this book and really hope that Tillie will gift the world with Zeno's story.
Caresa and Zeno were promised to each other by their aristocratic families when they were children to hopefully ensure the continuing success of their families wine empire. However Caresa has lived most of her life in America and no longer knows Zeno the playboy Prince from a now long abolished Italian royal family. Doing her duty she travels to Umbria to get to know and arrange her wedding to the reluctant Prince. When she is quickly abandoned by her future husband she soon meets Achille.
From then on the story was pretty predictable. It was a lovely little love story and I liked the characters of Achille and Caresa; but I think the top stars go to the descriptions of the scenery of Umbria you almost felt you were there among the vines. Very well written, and I feel there could even be a second book here.
Its a perfect book to read when you're feeling blue, it will lift your mood and make you smile.
With prince's and arranged marriages gone wrong and a forbidden lover with buckets full of fine wine and cheeky twist towards the end this book has everything you could ever need!
A beautiful feel good story that will just make your heart happy.
I love Tillies books because even though I'm more of a fan of her Darker Grittier reads, she never fails to deliver books like this. Ones that aren't shrouded in violence and darkness. They just simply make you feel good.
I kind of felt like I do when I watch a good old romance film. It'll leave you swooning and feeling slightly giddy too.
I have read every book written by Tillie and I can honestly say her writing from book to book is so different, from college romance to biker gangs, Russian mobsters, comedy, there are very few subjects she hasn't covered. Every book has been an incredible and original journey. You will wonder why you haven't discovered her sooner.
This book was no exception. Brilliant story well written and researched.
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