Saturday, November 2, 2013

Three Generations of Secrets


Leonie, the newest member of the wealthy Cantoni family, never expected to live in a gorgeous Italian villa. When Guido Cantoni proposed, she jumped at the chance although she has never been sure he loved her. She is a model daughter-in-law, wife and mother. In addition, she has taken over primary management of the family's faucet factory. She should be happy, but Leonie has a secret.

Each generation of the family has secrets from Bianca, the grandmother's madness, to the marriage of her son and daughter-in-law and now in the third generation Leonie and Guido have their secrets. Although the secrets are known by most members of the family, they handle them by not speaking about them. The Cantonis present the facade of a distinguished, wealthy family, but behind the facade the secrets linger and hurt.

I enjoyed this book, a gentle romance with hints of mystery. Leonie is a delightful character. She grows throughout the novel as she struggles to come to grips with her secret and gradually learn the secrets of her in-laws' lives. The Italian setting is gorgeous. It will make you want to visit Italy, perhaps stay in the Hotel du Lac, or visit a grand villa.

I recommend this book if you enjoy gentle romance.

I reviewed this book for Net Galley.