Find love, friendship and prosecco – in the magical city of Venice
Life is tough for Penny. A dead end job in a London café, a boyfriend in Australia (what could go wrong?) and an art career going nowhere. But then Penny is approached with an extraordinary proposition.
It isn’t going to be easy but, if she can pull it off, she will turn her life around and at long last see the fulfilment of her dream – to visit Venice. And, just maybe, find true happiness with the handsome man of her dreams.
But can dreams come true?
What I Thought:
I participated in the blog tour for Dreaming of Venice yesterday – huge thanks to Trevor for writing a piece for me – so I though I’d get on quick-smart and review the book today.
After having enjoyed Chasing Shadows, which had a definite historical element to it, I was interested to read a more contemporary novel from the same author – how would the two compare? I have to say, favourably!
Dreaming of Venice is a light, romantic novel which is perfect as a quick read. There is plenty of historical and cultural information about Venice itself, and lots of art history, given that the lead character is an artist. The ‘extraordinary proposition’ is dealt with well, and there is a surprising amount of ethical dilemma and discussion of mental health for a book that is so easy to read.
Penny was a likeable character and it’s easy to wish good things for her. Similarly, the three other leading ladies of this book are excellently written and worth rooting for.
Note: I received a copy of this book through Netgalley, in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are, as ever, my own.