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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 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 Pathfinder Chronicles in eighteenth century Venice and based on an actual account by Giacomo Casanova here Velvet Submission (Club Velvet Ice, is a lush tale of desire and risk offering a little known portrait of the writer as a young man Caterina Capreta was an Oil Painting innocent girl of fourteen when she caught the attention of the world’s most Putins Russia infamous chronicler of seduction Giacomo Casanova Intoxicated b 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

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Casanova's Secret Wife

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 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 capture your heart and a story that will stay with you long after you finish reading the final sentence When Caterina finds herself obliged to help a young girl Leda who finds herself pregnant and alone it stirs up memories from her own past that seems so long ago As Caterina becomes closer to Leda she starts to open up about her own love affair when she was but a girl Through letters and her own memories we become embroiled in the passion and desire that Giacomo Casanova fired up inside of her And as the tale progresses we understand that this is one romance that will never have the traditional happy ending The characters are well developed and intriguing and my heart ached for Caterina who loved to linger in her memories With descriptive settings that will take your breath away and a historical plot that will hold you entranced CASANOVA'S SECRET WIFE by Barbara Lynn Davis is the perfect read for historical fans worldwide I voluntarily reviewed this book from the Publisher Chicago Billionaires - Contemporary Romance Series Boxed Set in secret But his shocking betrayal The Valhalla Prophecy (Nina Wilde & Eddie Chase inspired her to commit an act that would mark her forever Now twenty years later on the The Tunnel island of Murano the woman Secretos del Cosmos in possession of Caterina’s most devastating secret has appeared with a reuest she cannot refuse to take The Secret Treasons in a noble born girl whose scandalous love affair resembles RATING 45CASANOVA'S SECRET WIFE by Barbara Lynn Davis مريض الوهم is a beautifully written evocative tale of love desire and loss Transported back The Hypochondriacs Guide To Life And Death in time the rich beauty of Venice comes alive through the characters that will capture your heart and a story that will stay with you long after you finish reading the final sentence When Caterina finds herself obliged to help a young girl Leda who finds herself pregnant and alone ¡Arde Troya! (Las aventuras de Ogú, Mampato y Rena, it stirs up memories from her own past that seems so long ago As Caterina becomes closer to Leda she starts to open up about her own love affair when she was but a girl Through letters and her own memories we become embroiled Doctor y campeón in the passion and desire that Giacomo Casanova fired up La corruptrice inside of her And as the tale progresses we understand that this Sweet for Her (Sweet Curves is one romance that will never have the traditional happy ending The characters are well developed and The Purpose-Guided Universe intriguing and my heart ached for Caterina who loved to linger The Abel & Cole Veg Box Companion in her memories With descriptive settings that will take your breath away and a historical plot that will hold you entranced CASANOVA'S SECRET WIFE by Barbara Lynn Davis The Academy is the perfect read for historical fans worldwide I voluntarily reviewed this book from the Publisher

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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 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 Casanova while taking care of a young girl that was in the same situation as Caterina was in 20 years ago She didn't have an easy life was very sheltered and then Casanova showed up and swept her off her feet It's understandable that this fourteen year old girl would fall head over heel in love with him Now it may be hard to read a love story with a girl so young with an older man but I never had a problem with that since one has to see to the context of the story Although I have to admit that she now and then seemed much older than fourteen but back then girls at that age probably were mature than today's teenagersCasanova's Secret Wife is a book that I'm glad to have read Yes I had a hard time with the romance part because I pretty much knew that this would not end good but the writing is good and I loved that Barbara Lynn Davis added towards the end some notes about Casanova books and the mentions of woman that could be Caterina Capreta I always like knowing about a real life person after reading a book I want to thank the publisher for providing me with a free copy through NetGalley for an honest review


  2. says:

    Giacomo Casanova 1725 1798 tried to be a preacher musician and writer but what he left behind is the legacy of the greatest lover or rather conueror of hearts His biography written by him is regarded as one of the most authentic sources of the customs and norms of European social life during the 18th centuryThis story alternates between 1753 when Caterina Capreta is 14 and 1774 when she is a married woman The year 1753 when she is in convent is based on true factsIn present time Venice 1774 Caterina is asked to help out a young girl who put herself in a situation Caterina was once in As two women get acuainted they reveal their first lovesCaterina Capreta at the age of 14 meets Giacomo Casanova Innocent Caterina smitten by Casanova starts receiving his love letters filled with poems; followed by trysts to theater sweet talks and of course While Casanova pours amorous feelings a glimpse of his own story is revealed At the age of 8 he loses his father and his mother leaves Venice as an actress in search of a job He is raised by his grandmother who dies when his is 18 At 15 he enters to study ecclesiastical law in Padua and “chasing after a position in the Church” for the next four yearsWhile seducing her they make marriage vows The father doesn’t agree to the marriage and sends Caterina to a convent on Murano IslandWhile in convent his love fades and her despair growsThe story is concentrated on 1 year when Caterina is in convent I wished that the story revealed of Casanova’s life rather than just a glimpse Through this story we don’t get to know Casanova besides what is already known about himNevertheless it is a uick and light readThe story mentions Jewish ghetto if you’d like to read about it – The Midwife of Venice by Roberta RichThe convent was located on the island of Murano which is known for glassblowing – The Glassblower of Murano by Marina FioratoIf you’d like to immerse yourself in Venice the city of gondolas – The Gondola Maker by Laura MorelliFBBestHistoricalFiction


  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 taking in this woman and she is not sure she can take on any scrutiny for a variety of reasons But she agrees to take her in and at first she doesn't really know why she does this considering her history with the woman who asked a favor of her As we find out in the book slowly Katerina has a long history with this woman Told in sweeping prose that captures Murano an island just off of Italy is Venice and many other hidden secrets this book captured my attention As we find out in the story Caterina who becomes secretly married to the infamous Casanova I have to admit before reading this book I of course had heard Casanova used as a description of very amorous person but I have to admit that I didn't know very much about Casanova as an actual person We get insight into his character as we see how 14 year old Caterina is entranced by Casanova and lives on his promises even when he doesn't see apt to keep themThe detail in this book is great The author draws on a lot of detailed writings that Casanova himself put together in order to come up with this story And the setting oh the setting I love any book set in Italy I especially loved that this book was mostly set in Murano a place that I had a chance to visit and one that I really really enjoyed I really enjoyed the writing I love the way that the author is able to give us just a little bit of a little bit of detail about Caterina's past at a time which really kept me reading I also liked the part about Caterina taking in this young woman and eventually opening herself up to her as Caterina was once in a very similar position Overall this was a great story with great historical detail and kept me entertained throughout


  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 '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 some of her actions spoke clearly of someone lacking maturity The plot was interesting and proves Casanova's reputation the author had wonderful author's notes to show her research and how true she stayed to the facts but it's fiction and she filled in the gaps uite nicely This story is told from Caterina's initial meeting and then 20 years later as she recounts what took place I loved that the author used some of Casonava's actual writings here and gave info about his lifeCasanova's Secret Wife is a story of first love loss and redemption it's one I enjoyed read and has me keeping my eye open for by this authorThanks to HFVBT for the invite to be part of this tour and a print copy in exchange for honest review


  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 capture your heart and a story that will stay with you long after you finish reading the final sentence When Caterina finds herself obliged to help a young girl Leda who finds herself pregnant and alone it stirs up memories from her own past that seems so long ago As Caterina becomes closer to Leda she starts to open up about her own love affair when she was but a girl Through letters and her own memories we become embroiled in the passion and desire that Giacomo Casanova fired up inside of her And as the tale progresses we understand that this is one romance that will never have the traditional happy ending The characters are well developed and intriguing and my heart ached for Caterina who loved to linger in her memories With descriptive settings that will take your breath away and a historical plot that will hold you entranced CASANOVA'S SECRET WIFE by Barbara Lynn Davis is the perfect read for historical fans worldwide I voluntarily reviewed this book from the Publisher


  7. says:

    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


  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 written books about his conuestsKnowing that I was somewhat cynical about the romance between Caterina and Casanova and I just kept waiting for her to realize what kind of man he was And he did love her but he fell in and out of love very uickly But she was 14 years old and very naïve Which was little surprising considering who her brother was and how he behavedI liked the older and wiser Caterina who agrees to take care of a young woman who reminds her of herself 20 years ago The abbess who asks this favor is an old enemy of hers and we learn the story there And another side of Caterina tooI enjoyed the book despite some problems with the romance and I can’t wait for the author’s next book


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    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 woman who loved him At the beuests of the abbess Caterina takes in Leda a noblewoman who had been caught in a scandal As soon as Caterina meets Leda she realizes how her story was similar to her own She then tells Leda the story of her life Caterina was fourteen when she met Giacomo Casanova Upon meeting him she is immediately smitten with him She secretly exchanges vows with him and hopes that she will be with him forever However her dreams are shattered Her father does not view him as a potential suitor for Caterina He sends her to a convent until she is considered for a suitable marriage at the age of eighteen Despite her circumstances Caterina plans to be with Casanova again However her plans change when Casanova’s feelings turn to another woman Heartbroken Caterina is desperate to go to any lengths to keep Casanova at her side I really like Caterina She was a very sympathetic figure Caterina is naive idealistic and a romantic She is charmed by Casanova for his handsome features and his love of poetry She believes that she will be happy with him for the rest of her life However Caterina slowly grows wiser We feel her heartbreak as she slowly learns that Casanova is not the faithful husband that he has professed himself to be We root for Caterina as we hope that she will eventually find her own happiness without Casanova Overall this book is about first love betrayal redemption and forgiveness The message of the book is to forgive yourself I really thought this was a very emotional book and I really could understand the characters I especially loved the supporting characters Leda and Zulietta I was intrigued by their stories and hoped they had a happy ending However after reading this novel I thought I didn’t really know Casanova He did not seem complex enough However I loved the setting The novel was so vivid that I felt as if I was rowing the streets of Venice alongside Caterina Thus it was a very beautiful story and it captivated me from the first page I was so intrigued by this book that I read it in one sitting Casanova’s Secret Wife is a treat for historical fiction lovers and I cannot wait to read the next book Barbara Lynn Davis has in store for us I recommend this novel for fans of Sacred Hearts The Glassblower of Murano and ArtemisiaNote This book was given to me by Historical Fiction Book Tours in exchange for an honest review