The Treasures of Venice

Published By: Sourcebooks Casablanca

Book Category: Fiction, Romance

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o Reviewed by Wendy Hines

Samantha Lewis is an American on tour through Venice to help heal her broken heart from a recent break up. Even though the beauty of Venice takes Samantha’s breath away, she is stunned when Keirnan Fitzgerald grabs her hand at an outside cafe one day and pulls her to a local museum. When he shows her one of his favorite pieces that he has never shown any before–a painting of Seraphina Lombardo–Samantha is taken aback. Her mind flashes back to a memory of the past, years before Samantha was born. Confused, she shakes it off, and pays attention to the handsome man holding her hand.

Keirnan Fitzgerald is an Irish rogue who is bewitched when he spies Samantha at a local cafe. Drawn to her, he makes his acquaintance with his charm and good looks, and there is something familiar to him about Samantha. But when they are followed upon their departure, Keirnan is scared to get Samantha involved, and he tries to push her away. However, Samantha is determined to help Keirnan, and before long, he fills her in. Keirnan’s sister has been kidnapped and her ransom is the Jewels of the Madonna, rumored to be a legend.

Kiernan’s research has yet to reveal the Jewels, and his deadline is approaching quickly. Samantha does her own investigating into the legend, but before she can fill Kiernan in on her thoughts, he disappears on a mission of his own. She looks for him in the canals and palazzos, but she can’t find him. Worried about him, yet insecure about their feelings for one another, she books the next flight to Rome to re-join her tour group. But a question still remains for Samantha and she’ll have to think with her heart to help Kiernan, and perhaps herself.

The Treasures of Venice is a captivating story of romance, suspense, and historical legend. Painted against a beautiful backdrop of romantic Venice, Loucinda McGary quickly draws you in with the legend of the Jewels of the Madonna. I was entranced from page one and loved it!

Armchair Interviews agrees. This author has an active blog life as the irrepressible and sometimes irreverent Aunty Cindy of the Romance Bandits, or from her own blog, Aunty Cindy Explains It All.

Author’s Web site: http://www.LoucindaMcGary.com

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