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Beneath the Lion's Wings


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..".Good escape reading in this tale of love and tough decisions in Venice...In her well-researched debut novel, Nardin does a fine job evoking Venice's atmosphere, culture, and history. The particular practices and customs of gondoliering, along with women's efforts to enter the profession, make for absorbing reading." - Kirkus Reviews

"A love story as seductive as Venice itself, with a bi-continental romance, an appealing heroine, a hunky gondolier, sweet and surprising twists, and an insider's authentic details. The next best thing to sipping a Bellini on a sunny balcony overlooking the Grand Canal. Pure delight." - Dianne Hales, author of La Bella Lingua and Mona Lisa - A Life Discovered

..".a charming, moving romance...Venice--impossibly beautiful, mysterious, demanding--is a third character in the novel. A delicately nuanced love story." - Elizabeth Jennings, author and co-founder of the Women's Fiction Festival, Matera, Italy.

"Ohanesian Nardin knows of what she writes...It requires a longtime resident to understand the sense of place and history in a unique world such as Venice, and the author's finest touch is her cultural understanding of an outsider wanting to fit in...she has tenderly handled true stereotypes and has avoided the touristic view while weaving a romantic tale through the waterways and narrow alleys of Venice, Italy." - Pamela Sheldon Johns, author of sixteen Italian themed cookbooks including Cucina Povera and 50 Great Pasta Sauces.

"A fun escape to Venice...A love story with twists as captivating as the city's canals." - Kathy Ayer, founder of Food Lover's Odyssey Culinary Vacations

"Grab a spritz and lose yourself in the calle of Venice through this captivating tale of personal growth shrouded in secrets and mystery." Michelle Fabio, author of 52 Things to See & Do in Calabria

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