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[albanian literature Books] Ebook The Venetian Mask A Novel by Rosalind Laker

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Es all of Europe Elena’s husband frames Domenico and he becomes a political prisoner Marietta and Elena plot to save him and the women discover that Venetian masks have noble purposes too–but will their efforts put their own lives at riskEmbodying the glitter and the treachery of the city it portrays The Venetian Mask will keep you turning pages long into the nig. I m not sure why I kept passing this on my reading list at the library but I did for several months Previously having read and enjoyed The Golden Tulip it just didn t make sense Maybe I just needed a break from historical fiction Regardless I finally cracked open the ebook and started and once I got into it I realized I should never have passed it over It was a wonderful story of intrigue deceit pain love longing and happy endings It highlighted the strength of bonds formed through difficult times and the power of love to sustain Interestingly I also learned a lot about The Carnival of Venice and the practice of wearing different kinds of masks in normal society of the 1700 s In doing Google searches as I read about things in the book I found some of the most beautiful masks and costumes that are still being made today If ever I make it to Venice still on my bucket list I would love to see Carnival

Review The Venetian Mask A Novel

The Venetian Mask A Novel

School for girls know little of that milieu–until they come of age Elena is forced to wed the head of the Celano clan a jealous brutal man while Marietta marries Domenico Torrisi whose family vendetta with the Celanos is centuries old Tradition dictates that the friends should never speak again but their bond is too strong to break As the French Revolution unsettl. This is a wonderful read about two friends in 1775 Venice Both are singers who must marry wealthy men Remember that women have few rights and privileges in this era However the men the friends marry are vicious enemies For Elena whose love dies from illness just prior to their marriage marriage to his brother Filippo is a nightmare He is cruel abusive and jealous For Marietta who loses her first love to another through deceit her marriage to Domenico Torrisi is all she could ever hope to have The two friends find it difficult to keep in touch because of the feuding of their husbands families yet the friendship perseveres Life for both becomes very complicated as the tale moves on I truly enjoyed this book

Summary Ø E-book, or Kindle E-pub ↠ Rosalind Laker

Enduring friendships and long held vendettas come alive against the splendor and decadence of eighteenth century VeniceIn 1775 Venice–known to outsiders as “the brothel of Europe”–the tradition of mask wearing has allowed adultery and debauchery to flourish But Marietta and Elena two dear friends at the Ospedale della Pietà a world famous orphanage and music. This spellbinding story of friendship and perseverance kept me riveted The strength that Marietta exhibits throughout the story is inspiring and gives an interesting perspective on women of this time period The city of Venice with its extraordinary customs political intrigue and Carnival serves as an exuisite stage and I love how the author has woven the culture of Venice into the story itself


10 thoughts on “The Venetian Mask A Novel

  1. says:

    My love affair with Rosalind Laker began after reading To Dance with Kings What a wonderful novel And while I liked The Venetian Mask I do agree with other reviewers that her novels have a bit of a pattern to them However

  2. says:

    This spellbinding story of friendship and perseverance kept me riveted The strength that Marietta exhibits throughout the story is inspiring and gives an interesting perspective on women of this time period The city of Venice—with its extraordinary customs political intrigue and Carnival—serves as an exuisite stage and I love how the author has woven the culture of Venice into the story itself 

  3. says:

    Great book about life in Venice cerca 1700 Teh book concentrates on two girls raised in an orphanage and schooled in music They grow and marry two opposing families The story is chock full of adventure and thick plots Very good read especially if you enjoy descriptions of Venice the way it use to beMerged reviewI love reading historical fiction and since this is a far cry from that it does show you Venice in the late

  4. says:

    This is a wonderful read about two friends in 1775 Venice Both are singers who must marry wealthy men Remember that women have few rights and privileges in this era However the men the friends marry are vicious enemies For Elena whose love dies from illness just prior to their marriage marriage to his brother Filippo is a nightma

  5. says:

    Read this novel in a Reader's Digest Condensed collection when I was a kid and it left a lasting impression A Gothic novel set in the glittering glamorous ugly world of Venice

  6. says:

    The Venetian Mask by Rosalind Laker is a dramatic and romantic novel about two orphaned girls who reside in the famous Ospedale Della Pieta The Pieta is renowned for its beautiful and innocent girls who are presented to society through their music and artistic talents Marietta and Elena as they reach adulthood each enga

  7. says:

    Set in 18th century Venice this novel is about three orphaned girls who grow up together at a special charity music school called the Ospedale della Pieta They are all brilliant musicians but instead of pursuing their careers they d

  8. says:

    Rosalind Laker is fast becoming one of my favorite historical fiction authors I have also read her novel The House

  9. says:

    I'm not sure why I kept passing this on my reading list at the library but I did for several months Previously having read and enjoyed The Golden Tulip it just didn't make sense Maybe I just needed a break from historical fiction Regardless I finally cracked open the ebook and started and once I got into it I realized I should never have passed it over It was a wonderful story of intrigue deceit pain love longing and happy endings It highl

  10. says:

    The plot described in the jacket copy of this novel doesn't even come into play until past the half way point I felt that it was much romance than historical fiction so I felt I had been misled I was disappointed and felt that it was simplistic

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