REVIEW: A Veil of Vines by Tillie Cole

Five Stars



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 everything changed.


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A stunning story filled with soul.

Oh, what a whirlwind of emotions this story has given me! A Veil of Vines truly is an elegant masterpiece.

What I loved most about this story was the emotional depth of the characters and the passions that they shared. Caresa and Achille have a love story that is so pure, it’s, in a way, heartbreaking. Throughout the book, I couldn’t help but compare their love to that of Romeo and Juliet. Their relationship is forbidden and certainly frowned upon. But luckily for my heart, Caresa and Achille’s story doesn’t end with such tragedy!

A Veil of Vines will draw you in right from the start, keep you turning every page and show you what truly looks like.


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