From the Author
PRAISE FOR LADY OF ASOLO
"Loved this beautiful, evocative and sensuous book. The sense of time and place is beautifully conveyed, so we are living and breathing Italy, both in the present day and in the 16th century. Cleverly written, this amazing story switches seamlessly between the present and the past, and between Fern and Cecilia. All the characters are well drawn and very real, and the descriptions very vivid. I lived and breathed this book. Highly recommended," Renita D'Silva, bestselling author of Monsoon Memories."The writer really brings alive the historical passages, and Cecilia and the other characters feel as real and relevant as Fern, her aunt, Luca, the man she is attracted to, and his aristocratic family. This is an effortless and highly entertaining read. Read it to escape and to be transported to another time and place, " Ann Bennett, bestselling author of Bamboo Heart."There was opulence to Cecilia's life and this created a wonderful conflict - financial security or true love? Could she have both? And what of Fern's traumatic past - could she have a future - any future? Nothing was assured and that left me with a dilemma. As the book headed towards its dual conclusion, I delayed the revelation. The downside to a good book is that is has to end," Helen Baggott, Proofreader
About the Author
Siobhan Daiko was born in Hong Kong, educated in Perth, Western Australia, and moved to the UK in 1981. She has worked in the City of London, once ran a post office/B&B in Herefordshire, and, more recently, taught Modern Foreign Languages in a Welsh high school. Siobhan now lives with her husband in the Veneto region of Northern Italy, where she spends her time writing, researching historical characters, and enjoying the dolce vita. "Lady of Asolo", previously "In My Lady's Shadow", is her first book to be published.