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Y a fierce love she wed Casanova in secret But his shocking betrayal inspired her to commit an act that would mark her forever Now twenty years later on the island of Murano the woman in possession of Caterina’s most devastating secret has appeared with a reuest she cannot refuse to take in a noble born girl whose scandalous love affair resembles. I am a sucker when it comes to books taking place in Italy rich in culture and history it s my ultimate vacation destination I have been to a couple cities there but never Venice or the island of Murano As my blog subtitle states reading gives you someplace to go when you have to stay where you are which is exactly what Casanova s Secret Wife did It transported me to the eighteenth century with lush descriptive settings from gondola rides to food to the conventI am familiar with the name Casanova but know nothing about this character to really show my ignorance I wasn t even sure this was a real person or just a myth Which was one of my main reasons for wanting to read this one While I was immediately drawn into this story I did struggle with Caterina s age I realize that girls matured early back in the day but my feeling throughout this book was that she was older and wiser than 14 years though

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Casanova's Secret Wife

Set in eighteenth century Venice and based on an actual account by Giacomo Casanova here is a lush tale of desire and risk offering a little known portrait of the writer as a young man Caterina Capreta was an innocent girl of fourteen when she caught the attention of the world’s most infamous chronicler of seduction Giacomo Casanova Intoxicated b. The books blurb really intrigued me and I was uite looking forward to reading this book I have to admit that despite recognizing Casanova s name and his reputation did I not know much about the man himself than he has written books about his female conuests With that in mind did I set out to read this book Which when I look back probably made me a bit cynical when it came to his courtship of Caterina Capreta Actually with a bit I mean uite a lotYes I had a hard time taking their romance serious because I kept on waiting for Caterina to realize that Casanova is a cad Now I don t say that he didn t love her it was easy to see looking back and see that his love burned brightly for a short moment until he moved on to the next woman The problem is for the woman or in this case the girl was it not that easy to move on I came to like very much the grown up Caterina who is looking back to her history with

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Her own But the girl’s presence stirs up unwelcome memories of Caterina’s turbulent past Tested like never before she reveals the story of the man she will never forget Bringing to life a fascinating chapter in the history of Venice Casanova’s Secret Wife is a tour de force that charts one woman’s journey through love and loss to redemptio. A compelling unusual story that beautifully evokes 18th century venice a wonderful example of meticulous historical research blended with imaginative fictional invention to recreate the life of the 14 year old girl who loved and was loved by the famous and infamous Casanova


10 thoughts on “Casanova's Secret Wife

  1. says:

    The books blurb really intrigued me and I was uite looking forward to reading this book I have to admit that despite recognizing Casanova's name and his reputation did I not know much about the man himself than he has writ

  2. says:

    Giacomo Casanova 1725 1798 tried to be a preacher musician and writer but what he left behind is the legacy of

  3. says:

    I wouldn't consider this much of a romance novel as I would one of women's fiction The write up and cover are very misleading

  4. says:

    Casanova's Secret Wife is the story of Caterina who when we meet her in the book is a married woman who goes to a convent when she summoned by an old friend This friend wants her to take in a young pregnant woman who unmarried and at this time that is socially unacceptable Caterina knows that she will be scrutinized for taking ta

  5. says:

    I am a sucker when it comes to books taking place in Italy rich in culture and history it's my ultimate vacation destination I have been to a couple cities there but never Venice or the island of Murano As my blog subtitle states 're

  6. says:

    RATING 45CASANOVA'S SECRET WIFE by Barbara Lynn Davis is a beautifully written evocative tale of love desire and loss Transported back in time the rich beauty of Venice comes alive through the characters that will

  7. says:

    A compelling unusual story that beautifully evokes 18th century venice a wonderful example of meticulous historical researc

  8. says:

    35 starsAlmost everything I knew about Casanova before reading this was from Heath Ledger’s movie So not much I did know he has wr

  9. says:

    I won this book via Goodreads Firstreads Giveaway I received an advanced uncorrected proof

  10. says:

    Casanova is the world’s most famous lover Casanova’s Secret Wife tells the story of Caterina Capreta the wom