- File Size: 1238 KB
- Print Length: 290 pages
- Publisher: Tillie Cole Ltd. (November 27, 2016)
- Publication Date: November 27, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01NBD7Z8S
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #30,003 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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There are no triggers for this book.
It's a coming of age with the old time beliefs of a fixed marriage.
I wish I could rate this book by the second half, but unfortunately, books are meant to be rated as a whole.
We have Ceresa. She's what's supposed to be a Dutchess. I say supposed to be because, unless your part of the royal family, in this time and age, the title won't go too far.
She is to travel from New York, back to Italy. She's going to help her future husband, Zeno (the king to be), keep their business in wine afloat after the death of The King.
While she's there, she meets Achille. He's the man behind the wine.
Through him she learns of the land, the grapes, and most of all love.
But throughout all this, about the first half, I was bored.
The description was, overload. Of course every label had to be thrown in. From suits, to gowns. Make-up to shoes. It wouldn't of been bad, but we had the description of a mansion that pretty much wasn't needed til way later in the book. With everything thrown in throughout the travel from New York (Daddy's G5), to Italy (with her favorite wine), with all the description, too much. The barn, the lands, the vines, the horses, the cottage (after being described in the painting at the mansion home) again. And the list goes on.
Details can often make or break a book. The beginning for me, I almost quit.
This is a Tillie Cole book, so I pushed on.
Now part two, I hate Insta love. It's a huge trigger warning for me. But dear Lord, I melted right along with the couple on that first kiss. It was sweet, touching and just awww. From here more little sub plots come into play and the book played out. It was a predictable fairy tale.
If I could just rate the book on part two, for sure easy five-star.
But it doesn't work that way. I've taken in all factors. The beginning, ending, the virtually flawless editing and go a solid three. The break in POV to Achille also helped in the plot. With his pure and innocent heart.
This is a definite book I would say read if you like a modern day fairy tale.
In the hills of Italy while planning a wedding to a prince, a love surfaced between 2 people that weren't supposed to know one another. Achille and Caresa's love was pure and made of things that we read about in fairy tales. A simple love wouldn't be accepted within the blue bloods. Two people that are made of the same soul, but not of the same life. How would their love conquer all?
"I know because I know it in my head, I feel it in my heart, and I touch it with my hands."
Grapes, wine, the vines and love all come with so much care. Will the royals let something so pure and innocent take place? Or will hundreds of years of history of kings and queens prevail?
A simple lovely story that was written and released at the perfect time. Just what our world needs now in the most confusing of times. A work of beautiful art and simple love of family. Always looking for love with those that surround you.
"My love for him was embedded in my every cell; it inspired my every breath and heartbeat. He was me, and I was him. A true whole."
If you're looking for a true romance with beauty personified, you've found it in Veils! 4.5 stars
A Veil of Vines is heaped with Italian traditions and royal hierarchy. Although Italy no longer recognizes the royal family as a ruling class, they are still prominent in the traditional customs of the Italian people.
Duchess Caresa Acardi has come to Italy to marry the heir to the Italian throne. By blood she is bound to the life long traditions of the people of Italy. She is to become their queen. Being raised in America has altered her views of love and marriage. Tradition and the family winery are at stake. In order to save the winery, the royal family has to show solidity and stability. The soon to be king has a notorious playboy reputation. He is a spoiled prince living off his family legacy. She is conflicted about her upcoming marriage to a man that she met briefly as a child. Her love for her family and their deeply tied roots is the only reasoning she can abide by. Once she arrives in Italy she finds that her heart may not be tied to the future king but is tied to the land itself.
Achille is the winemaker for the royal winery. His deep ties to the land and his innate sense of taste has made his wines beyond excellent. He will always be tied to the land. It's his life force until he meets Caresa, his future queen.
Achille and Caresa were meant to be together. They are true soulmates. Their blood ties will never allow them to together. Achille has secrets that will always keep him bound to the land. The royal family also has secrets that will keep Achille tied to their land and their winery.
I won't say much more except Tillie Cole did a phenomenal job writing this book. The beautiful descriptions brings the reader to Italy. This emotional story is more than a royal romance. It is a book of deep abiding love for tradition and love for the land. It is a special love story that truly shows what matters most in the heart.
I highly recommend A Veil Of Vines by Tillie Cole.
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Caressa belongs to the Italian high society. So her duty is getting married to someone from her same level.Read more