The Venice Sketchbook

The Venice Sketchbook

by

, netgalley, world-war-two, history, 2021-netgalley-reading-challenge, general-fiction, historical-fiction, historical-fiction-ww2, winter-tbr-2020-21, historical-romance, arc, non-romance, fiction, Historical, Fiction, Romance, Mystery, Cultural, War, Adult, Novels

Love and secrets collide in Venice during WWII in an enthralling novel of brief encounters and lasting romance by the New York Times bestselling author of The Tuscan Child and Above the Bay of Angels.

Caroline Grant is struggling to accept the end of her marriage when she receives an unexpected bequest. Her beloved great-aunt Lettie leaves her a sketchbook, three keys, and a final whisper…Venice. Caroline’s quest: to scatter Juliet “Lettie” Browning’s ashes in the city she loved and to unlock the mysteries stored away for more than sixty years.

It’s 1938 when art teacher Juliet Browning arrives in romantic Venice. For her students, it’s a wealth of history, art, and beauty. For Juliet, it’s poignant memories and a chance to reconnect with Leonardo Da Rossi, the man she loves whose future is already determined by his noble family. However star-crossed, nothing can come between them. Until the threat of war closes in on Venice and they’re forced to fight, survive, and protect a secret that will bind them forever.

Key by key, Lettie’s life of impossible love, loss, and courage unfolds. It’s one that Caroline can now make right again as her own journey of self-discovery begins.

Title:The Venice Sketchbook
Edition Language:English
ISBN:null
Format Type:

    The Venice Sketchbook Reviews

  • MarilynW

    The Venice Sketchbook by Rhys BowenThe descriptions of Venice in both the 1928-44 and 2001 timelines are beautiful. Englishwoman Juliet Browning visits Venice with her aunt in 1928 and then she visits...

  • Ceecee

    This is the story of Juliet ‘Lettie’ Browning from 1928 through the Second World War years and her great-niece Caroline Grant at the turn of the 21st Century. When Aunt Lettie dies in 2001 at a lo...

  • Tim

    I've got no qualms about giving this one star because it's got a higher average rating than Hamlet, War and Peace and Pride and Prejudice. (Damning evidence we're not perhaps evolving as a race!) Roma...

  • Linda

    Time changes everything. We can never fully revisit those people and places we've kept frozen in still life hovering in chambers within our memories.Rhys Bowen presents The Venice Sketchbook which tra...

  • Pat

    This is not a genre I read very often (historical/WWII fiction) or even enjoy very much but there are exceptions, and the fact that it was largely set in Venice called to me.The story is told from the...

  • Karren  Sandercock

    Caroline Grant’s married to Josh, they have a little boy Teddy and she works as an editorial assistant at a women’s magazine. Josh is offered his dream job in New York, she and Teddy stay behind i...

  • Literary Redhead

    Rhys Bowen brings Venice to vibrant life in this dual-timeline historical fiction gem. We follow art teacher Lettie to the “Floating City” just before WWII, and her great niece Caroline, who visit...

  • Sandra McKenna

    An excellent read. When Caroline's great aunt dies, she leaves a sketchbook and three keys; these lead to Venice where Caroline unravels several secrets which have been hidden from the family for over...

  • Vickie

    I can’t believe it…this is the first book I have read by prolific writer Rhys Bowen. Although I thought it somewhat fairytailish, after the last few years, maybe it was just nice to escape into a ...

  • Morgan (not accepting new friends request at the m

    Another dual time line story. This one is easy to follow as each chapter is headed up with the person, date and place.The book description is sufficient so I don’t have to repeat the entire story li...