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.
*I received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review*
A Veil Of Vines was a sweet, and super romantic love story set in beautiful Italy. I really want to go back to Florence after finishing the book, and discover all the gorgeous vineyards. The way Caresa and Achille’s story played like a movie in mind. The writing made it all so easy to picture.
While I do like my romantic stories, A Veil Of Vines is actually too sweet for me. It’s written in a way that is very believable, and I do love the characters. Though the plot is predictable, no big surprises for me there.
Fans of Tillie Cole will certainly enjoy A Veil Of Vines, as I did. It just wasn’t a story that stood out for me.