Review: Venice in the Moonlight by Elizabeth McKenna

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Venice in the Moonlight
Historical Romantic Mystery
Paperback: 194 pages
ISBN-13: 978-1492720195
E-Book File Size: 1623 KB


Set in Italy, 1753

Trapped in a loveless marriage Marietta endures each day until her husband’s sudden passing. Put out by his parents she returns home to Venice to start over.

Nico Foscari, eldest son of one of the founding families in Venice, is consider worthless and useless by his heartless father. He spends his days and nights womanizing, gambling and drinking.

Fate plays a hand by bringing this unlikely twosome together. But when Marietta finds out Nico’s father may have had something to do with her father’s death she needs to decide between vengeance or love.

Dollycas’s Thoughts
I was blown away by Elizabeth McKenna’s book Cera’s Place so when she offered me a copy of this story I jumped at it. And again I was blown away.

She takes us back in time and mixes mystery with romance flawlessly. The characters are dynamic. The way she describes time and place is just outstanding.  This story just flows. My only complaint was I didn’t want it to end.  I escaped right into the pages and didn’t want to leave.

I hesitate to give too much away to the story. Let me just say there is a lot packed into these pages and you won’t be able to put it down. History, mystery and romance collide to make this book a PERFECT ESCAPE!!

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About This Author

Elizabeth McKenna works as a full-time technical writer/editor for a large software company. Though her love of books reaches back to her childhood, she had never read romance novels until one Christmas when her sister gave her the latest bestseller by Nora Roberts. She was hooked from page one (actually, she admits it was the first love scene).

She had always wanted to write fiction, so when a psychic told her she would write a book, she felt obligated to give it a try. She combined her love of history, romance and a happy ending to write her debut novel, Cera’s Place. Her short story, The Gypsy Casts a Spell, is available for free on her website She hopes you will enjoy her latest novel, Venice in the Moonlight, as much as others have enjoyed her previous works.

Elizabeth lives in Wisconsin with her understanding husband, two beautiful daughters, and sassy Labrador. When she isn’t writing, working, or being a mom, she’s sleeping.

Find out more on her webpage here.

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Both Books are available for Kindle at just 99 cents!!! You can also read her short story for free by clicking the link on her webpage.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. Receiving a complimentary copy in no way reflected my review of this book. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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