Set mainly in Venice:

 

ENCHANTMENT IN VENICE Silhouette Special Edition 1984

 

VIRTUE AND VICE

 Silhouette Romance 1985

 

SEDUCED BY INNOCENCE: Silhouette Special Edition 1994

 

CHRISTMAS IN VENICE Harlequin Romance 2002

 

THE VENETIAN PLAYBOYíS BRIDE

Harlequin Romance 2003

 

A FAMILY FOR KEEPS

Harlequin Romance 2005

 

 

 

With scenes in Venice:

 

THE ITALIAN MILLIONAIREíS MARRIAGE

Harlequin Romance 2003

 

THE TUSCAN TYCOONíS WIFE

Harlequin Romance 2003

 

 

 

   

 

 

 


The Venice that Iíve come to know over the years isnít just the glamorous tourist attraction, St. Markís Square, the Grand Canal, etc.  I love these places for their beauty and life, but itís the rest thatís special to me, the things most people donít see Ė what I think of as Ďmy Veniceí.

There are no motor vehicles here.  So everyone walks or takes boats, and this little city is pleasant and civilized as nowhere else. 

Get away from the center and you find hundreds of tiny alleys, where you can either walk or park your boat.  Washing is strung across the street, or even across canals, in neighborly fashion.

Venice does everything its own way.  The undertaker is on the water, so is the fire station.

This picture is a memory of the day I met my husband.  Iíd been for a gondola ride, and I left the gondola there, at those steps in a tiny side canal just behind St. Markís Square.  Going through the archway I went upstairs to one of Veniceís famous glass factories, where he happened to be working at the time.

The rest is history.

The picture of the Grand Canal  was taken before the dayís tremendous bustle started.

In the centre is a vaporetto, one of the boats which ply the canal, zig-zagging across from side to side, in both directions.  This makes the journeys very, very interesting.

If Venetians want to extend their homes they build upwards.  Some friends built a terrace at the top of their building, and I took this picture from there.  Itís quite an experience, as there are no buildings in between to shield you when the bell rings.  The noise is shattering and you just have to cling on until the vibrations stop.

When I came to write WEDDING IN VENICE (Harlequin on-line read) I let my hero live in this lovely place.

 

Here's a TV interview in which my husband Roberto and I talk about our own real-life romance which began in Venice...

 
 
 

 

 

                                               

 

 

 

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