"Venice in the Moonlight" by Elizabeth McKenna

Venice in the Moonlight

Take a vacation from the London ton and visit Venice in the Moonlight!

A Story of Vengeance, Forgiveness, and Love

After her husband's untimely demise, Marietta Gatti is banished from the family's villa by her spiteful mother-in-law. She returns to her hometown of Venice and her only kin--a father she hasn't spoken to since her forced marriage. Her hope of making amends is crushed when she learns she is too late, for he recently has died under suspicious circumstances. Grief-stricken, Marietta retraces her father's last night only to discover someone may have wanted him dead--and she may be next. When the prime suspect turns out to be the father of the man she is falling in love with, Marietta risks her future happiness and her life to avenge the death of a man she once hated.

Elizabeth McKenna's latest novel takes you back to eighteenth century Carnival, where lovers meet discreetly, and masks make everyone equal.


I was anxious to read this book. I love a good historical romance, and I wasn't disappointed. The story plays out in an engaging setting during an interesting time frame. The characters are believable, and the lead male character is unique. The paragraphs and chapters flowed smoothly; making it a very quick read. I just kept reading. The romance was built up nicely, but there was also Marietta's emotional struggles, and a strong mystery suspense element to keep the reader intrigued.
I was given a copy of this book for free in exchange for an honest review. I truly enjoyed every page.


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