Saturday, March 22, 2014

The Echoes of Love by Hannah Fielding

Title:  The Echoes of Love
Author:  Hannah Fielding
Published:  December 6th 2013 by London Wall Publishing (first published January 1st 2013)
Length:  360pgs
Format:  ebook
Genre:  contemporary romance
Shelf:  review
Rating:  ★★★★

Synopsis from Goodreads:

Set against the breathtaking beauty of Italy, The Echoes of Love is a passionate, heart-breaking romance to ignite the senses and rekindle your belief in the power of love. Seduction, passion and secrets... Venetia Aston-Montagu has escaped to Venice to work in her godmother's architectural practice, putting a lost love behind her. For the past ten years she has built a fortress around her heart, only to find the walls tumbling down one night of the carnival when she is rescued from masked assailants by an enigmatic stranger, Paolo Barone. Drawn to the powerfully seductive Paolo, despite warnings of his Don Juan reputation and rumours that he keeps a mistress, Venetia can't help being caught up in the smouldering passion that ignites between them. When she finds herself assigned to a project at his magnificent home deep in the Tuscan countryside, Venetia not only faces a beautiful young rival but also a sinister count and dark forces in the shadows, determined to come between them. Can Venetia trust that love will triumph, even over her own demons? Or will Paolo's carefully guarded, devastating secret tear them apart forever?

My Review:

What a story. Fielding somehow mixes description with narrative with information and background to create a complete whole. The story is fully rounded and uniquely developed to provide all aspects to the reader. At the same time, your imagination runs wild while you read this. There is almost a mystical or ethereal quality to this story. The author enchants you with her storytelling. She also gives you chills with her storyline. This is a brilliant mix of many styles and genres, yet the author seamlessly brings it all together into an unforgettable whole.

I really enjoyed the main characters in this tale. I found myself both falling and rooting for them. Watching their relationship develop from a chance meeting to a relationship was heart-warming and thought provoking. The characters themselves are also quite genuine. They’re the type of people that you want to get to know. Also, the mix of English and Italian in their speech patterns makes them that much more enchanting.

As a whole, this was a very approachable love story that kept me on my toes. It’s also going to stay with me and haunt me for a while. Could you just imagine? I’d definitely recommend it to anyone who enjoys romance and foreign countries (unless you’re Italian, in which case ‘foreign countries’ doesn’t apply).

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