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Another wonderfully escapist tale from the bestselling author of Summer in Sorrento, and the next in her romantic series set in Italys more evocative and romantic locations. Read all entries in this series free with Kindle Unlimited.ItalianMoreAnother wonderfully escapist tale from the bestselling author of Summer in Sorrento, and the next in her romantic series set in Italys more evocative and romantic locations. Read all entries in this series free with Kindle Unlimited.Italian Escapes SeriesSUMMER IN SORRENTOAUTUMN IN VERONAWINTER IN VENICEThe Italian city of Verona has always been a draw for lovers. The setting of the famous Romeo and Juliet love story, tourists flock not only to the citys picturequese Italian beauty, but to try and capture some of the storys romantic essence.Newly-weds Sarah and Nate are there for their honeymoon, but after a stressful wedding, family tensions and major travel delays, neither are in the mood for love and married life has got off to a very bad start.Widower Declan is in Verona on the last request of his beloved wife. He doesnt understand her insistence that he visit there exactly one year after her death.Romantic novelist Lily is visting the city in the hope of finding inspiration for her next project, but having just had her own heart broken for the umpteenth time, she doesnt feel like much of an expert on romance.Over one glorious Autumn weekend, four visitors converge at a charming trattoria run by an elderly Italian couple, who have seen people from all walks of life pass through their doors, each with different expectations of Verona. Can the city work some of its magic on their latest customers?ExcerptThe Italian countryside was bathed in the soft light of an autumn afternoon- they were travelling to Verona just as sunset approached, and the soft golden light only enhanced the beauty of the scene.Sarah scooted closer to the window to gaze out at the gentle roll of hills, farms and lavender fields dusky in the last rays of light, trees casting gentle shadows over white-washed family homes. It was a captivating scene, and she couldnt help but feel enchanted as she watched the countryside roll by.She noticed that Nate also moved closer to the window to look out as the scenery flew by them.The train entered Verona at dusk, but even in the fading light Sarah caught a small glimpse of what the city had to offer.The old stone architecture was impressive even in the falling gloom of night, and Sarah craned her neck for a better look at the old buildings.Shed expected a fusion of the modern and the classical in this city, but she hadnt been prepared for how much old-world charm the place exuded. Once they were in the taxi en route to their hotel she kept her face to the window of the car, peering excitedly at the city streets. Iron gates and winding cobbled streets whispered of another time, before the arrival of modern things like automobiles.Balconies trailed with vines, abloom with the last flowers of the year and Sarah could almost imagine their fragrance. She felt as though she were truly slipping into another world.It was a beautiful city and unmistakably romantic.She couldnt read a single one of the many signs in Italian, but even the look of the language was charming and exquisite. She caught sight of couples sitting outside of trattorias, enjoying their evening meals as day turned to night, and she felt a small pang of jealousy mixed with hope. They all looked so carefree, sipping wine and savoring their food together.Instantly Sarah felt her mood lighten, and decided that by the end of this stay in Verona, she and Nate would be among those happy couples, talking and laughing as though they hadnt a care in the world.Whether he liked it or not.