Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Amy's 3.5 star ARC Review of A Veil of Vines by Tillie Cole

To most people, princes, princesses, counts and dukes are found only in the pages of the most famous of fairytales. Crowns, priceless jewels and gilded thrones belong only in childhood dreams.
But for some, these frivolous fancies are truth.
For some, they are real life.
On Manhattan’s Upper East Side, people have always treated me as someone special. All because of my ancestral name and legacy. All because of a connection I share to our home country’s most important family of all.
I am Caresa Acardi, the Duchessa di Parma. A blue blood of Italy. I was born to marry well. And now the marriage date is set.
I am to marry into House Savona. The family that would have been the royals had Italy not abolished the monarchy in 1946. But to the aristocrats of my home, the abolition means nothing at all.
The Savonas still hold power where it counts most.
In our tight-knit world of money, status and masked balls, they are everything and more.
And I am soon to become one of them.
I am soon to become Prince Zeno Savona’s wife…
… or at least I was, until I met Achille.
And then everything changed.

So this one was a tough read for me. I think it’s the setting and the modern day fairy tale genre. It's not my favorite because when I read I want to dive in deep and for some reason these reads that contain “history like” events are hard for me to lose myself – there is too much thinking. That is ONLY my opinion. 

We are in Manhattan but this book is centered around legacies and ancestral family lines. Caresa Acardi is set to marry into the Savona family. The family goes back to 1946 where monarchy was destroyed by Italy but to the families their royal line is still held true. Knowing her fate Caresa is set to do as she is promised until he comes along. …. 

So this is where I already started having trouble. Again there is a lot of historical type settings and events which is not my cup of tea. Please know this is only my opinion. If you love the modern day fairy tale then you absolutely need to click this one up. I love Tillie’s writing and this is not going to keep me from reading. If I could recommend a book from her it would be It Ain't Me Babe --- Thank you Tillie for the ARC! Review to post to Ramblings From Beneath The Sheets.

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