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Set in eighteenth century Venice and based on an actual account by Giacomo Casanova here is a lush tale of desire and risk offering a little known portrait of the writer as a young man Caterina Capreta Casanova's Secret ePUB #192 was an innocent girl of fourteen when she caught the attention of the world’s most infamous chronicler of seduction Giacomo Cas. Giacomo Casanova 1725 1798 tried to be a preacher musician and writer but what he left behind is the legacy of the greatest lover or rather conueror of hearts His biography written by him is regarded as one of the most authentic sources of the customs and norms of European social life during the 18th centuryThis story alternates between 1753 when Caterina Capreta is 14 and 1774 when she is a married woman The year 1753 when she is in convent is based on true factsIn present time Venice 1774 Caterina is asked to help out a young girl who put herself in a situation Caterina was once in As two women get acuainted they reveal their first lovesCaterina Capreta at the age of 14 meets Giacomo Casanova Innocent Caterina smitten by Casanova starts receiving his love letters filled with poems followed by trysts to theater sweet talks and of course While Casanova pours amorous feelings a glimpse of his own story is revealed At the age of 8 he loses his father and his mother leaves Venice as an actress in search of a job He is raised by his grandmother who dies when his is 18 At 15 he enters to study ecclesiastical law in Padua and chasing after a position in the Church for the next four yearsWhile seducing her they make marriage vows The father doesn t agree to the marriage and sends Caterina to a convent on Murano IslandWhile in convent his love fades and her despair growsThe story is concentrated on 1 year when Caterina is in convent I wished that the story revealed of Casanova s life rather than just a glimpse Through this story we don t get to know Casanova besides what is already known about himNevertheless it is a uick and light readThe story mentions Jewish ghetto if you d like to read about it The Midwife of Venice by Roberta RichThe convent was located on the island of Murano which is known for glassblowing The Glassblower of Murano by Marina FioratoIf you d like to immerse yourself in Venice the city of gondolas The Gondola Maker by Laura MorelliFBBestHistoricalFiction

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Casanova's Secret Wife

Resembles her own But the girl’s presence stirs up unwelcome memories of Caterina’s turbulent past Tested like never before she reveals the story of the man she will never forget Bringing to life a fascinating chapter in the history of Venice Casanova’s Secret Wife is a tour de force that charts one woman’s journey through love and loss to redemption. A compelling unusual story that beautifully evokes 18th century venice a wonderful example of meticulous historical research blended with imaginative fictional invention to recreate the life of the 14 year old girl who loved and was loved by the famous and infamous Casanova

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Anova Intoxicated by a fierce love she wed Casanova in secret But his shocking betrayal inspired her to commit an act that would mark her forever Now twenty years later on the island of Murano the woman in possession of Caterina’s most devastating secret has appeared with a reuest she cannot refuse to take in a noble born girl whose scandalous love affair. Casanova s Secret Wife is the story of Caterina who when we meet her in the book is a married woman who goes to a convent when she summoned by an old friend This friend wants her to take in a young pregnant woman who unmarried and at this time that is socially unacceptable Caterina knows that she will be scrutinized for taking taking in this woman and she is not sure she can take on any scrutiny for a variety of reasons But she agrees to take her in and at first she doesn t really know why she does this considering her history with the woman who asked a favor of her As we find out in the book slowly Katerina has a long history with this woman Told in sweeping prose that captures Murano an island just off of Italy is Venice and many other hidden secrets this book captured my attention As we find out in the story Caterina who becomes secretly married to the infamous Casanova I have to admit before reading this book I of course had heard Casanova used as a description of very amorous person but I have to admit that I didn t know very much about Casanova as an actual person We get insight into his character as we see how 14 year old Caterina is entranced by Casanova and lives on his promises even when he doesn t see apt to keep themThe detail in this book is great The author draws on a lot of detailed writings that Casanova himself put together in order to come up with this story And the setting oh the setting I love any book set in Italy I especially loved that this book was mostly set in Murano a place that I had a chance to visit and one that I really really enjoyed I really enjoyed the writing I love the way that the author is able to give us just a little bit of a little bit of detail about Caterina s past at a time which really kept me reading I also liked the part about Caterina taking in this young woman and eventually opening herself up to her as Caterina was once in a very similar position Overall this was a great story with great historical detail and kept me entertained throughout


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  1. says:

    The books blurb really intrigued me and I was uite looking forward to reading this book I have to admit that despite recognizing Casanova's name and his reputation did I not know much about the man himself than he has written books a

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    Giacomo Casanova 1725 1798 tried to be a preacher musician and writer but what he left behind is the legacy of the greate

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    I wouldn't consider this much of a romance novel as I would one of women's fiction The write up and cover are ve

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    Casanova's Secret Wife is the story of Caterina who when we meet her in the book is a married woman who goes to a convent when she summoned by an old friend This friend wants her to take in a young pregnant woman who unmarried and at this time that is socially unacceptable Caterina knows that she will be scrutinized for taking taking in this woman and she is not sure she can take on any scrutiny for a variety of reasons But she a

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    I am a sucker when it comes to books taking place in Italy rich in culture and history it's my ultimate vacation destination I have been to a couple cities there but never Venice or the island of Murano As my blog subtitle states 're

  6. says:

    RATING 45CASANOVA'S SECRET WIFE by Barbara Lynn Davis is a beautifully written evocative tale of love desire and loss Transported back in time the rich beauty of Venice comes alive through the characters that will capture your heart and a st

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    A compelling unusual story that beautifully evokes 18th century venice a wonderful example of meticulous historical research blended w

  8. says:

    35 starsAlmost everything I knew about Casanova before reading this was from Heath Ledger’s movie So not much I did know he has w

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    I won this book via Goodreads Firstreads Giveaway I received an advanced uncorrected proof

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    Casanova is the world’s most famous lover Casanova’s Secret Wife tells the story of Caterina Capreta the woman who loved him At the beuests of the abbess Caterina takes in Leda a noblewoman who had been caught in a scandal As soon as Caterina meets Leda she realizes how her story was similar to her own She then tells Leda the story of her life Caterina was fourteen when she met Giacomo Casanova Upon meeting him she is immediately smi