The Venice Sketchbook - Rhys Bowen - A Short Summary and Review


A short summary of The Venice Sketchbook:

The secret Venetian legacy granted by the great spinster aunt.

My favorite Rhys Bowen quote from the book:

"You cannot live someone else's life."

Questions to ponder while reading the book:

Does your family have any secrets?

Have you ever left someone behind?

My review of The Venice Sketchbook:

An Italian WWII story.

Sweet, sentimental, and totally satisfying.

A great book to take to the beach.


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