Christmas in Venice Joanne Walsh
Let it snow…?
Wasn’t she supposed to dream of a white Christmas? Right now, Ashlynne wishes the blizzards, ice and fog that have left her stranded in Venice would melt away. She’s facing a dreary holiday stuck at the airport—and she’s also run into her ex-husband.
Lorenzo di Grechi insists Ashlynne stay with him at his sumptuous palazzo apartment. He’s also promising her Christmas Venetian-style: eating, drinking, and visiting the seasonal markets and musical concerts that make the city so enchanting at this time of year.
She thought she’d moved on: laid the ghosts of their marriage which had ended so sadly and badly to rest, along with how passionately she’d loved him. But the sexual attraction between them is still as potent as ever, and he seems to have changed for the better, forcing her to question her belief that he’d cheated on her at a time when she’d needed him most.
Is this just some sort of Christmas magic at work? Or a real chance to forgive and rediscover her love for Lorenzo?
What a lovely picture the author draws to the readers about Venice, and Italian Christmas traditions. I really enjoyed reading about the markets, the traditional Christmas time meals, and Christmas Eve meat free nine course dinner. Just lovely details put into the story that makes it unique.
Ashlynn and Lorenzo have lots of pain and hurt from the short marriage behind them. The whirlwind romance and short courtship didn't give them a chance to really get to know each other, or learn how to communicate with each other.
Now, five years later, they get their own Christmas miracle, the time to salvage the relationship neither has gotten over with. They talk, share and cry together, built anew into the foundation they had before.
Passionate story of second chances drizzled with Italian Christmas traditions
~ Four spoons!
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