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Love In Venice Free Chapter | Romance Story | Authortube

Date: July 30th, 2022, Posted by mollie

Do you believe opposites attract?

When two hopelessly mismatched people share a love for art, a passion for love and a city like Venice, nothing is truly impossible…or is it?

One summer could change everything!

Dear friends, I wanted to share a chapter from my new romance, Love in Venice, with you. I’ve just finished narrating the audio version of this beautiful story and am waiting for it to go live on Kobo, Apple, Amazon and other retailers. Plus, libraries too.

Sometimes you just need to listen to a beautiful story with an endearing heroine and a plot that’s a nice break from reality. My new feel-good full-length novel offers precisely that. The storyline follows two strangers, Maggie and Mauro, who meet in Venice when fate throws them together. Misfortune transforms into life-saving and life-changing love-infused magic.

Listen to the first chapter for free!

Reader reviews

I loved this story!

“I loved this story! Love In Venice leans toward the heart. Where love is the main character. Where you cheer for their relationship to flourish.”

~ Jan Z.

a warmly romantic story

“Love In Venice is a warmly romantic story. I loved that their hearts seemed to speak to each other almost from their first meeting. I love that we get to see how their lives unfold and their beautiful love for each other. The story has a wonderful flow and beautiful and vivid descriptions. I could envision myself in Venice – seeing the canal, the cobblestoned streets, the architecture and more.  Ms Mathews is an author whose books I enjoy. She always transports me to someplace new with a cast of characters I grow to love.  Give her books a try if you haven’t already!”

~ JoAnne W.

If you love feel-good, sensual contemporary romances set in beautiful love-infused settings, then you’ll love Maggie and Mauro’s story!

P.S. Fans of Sarah Morgan and Danielle Steel will love this feel-good romance!

Inspired to read this sensuous love story. Grab your copy today!

Amazon Universal Link

https://mybook.to/LoveInVenice

The other purchase links are 

iBooks, Barnes & Noble and other great bookstores:

https://books2read.com/u/bPgV0Y

Kobo

https://www.kobo.com/en/ebook/love-in-venice

You may also enjoy the video of the book trailer:

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New Release! Love In Venice

Date: July 20th, 2022, Posted by mollie

Love in Venice is ready to read for your enjoyment!

To enjoy your copy from Kobo>>https://www.kobo.com/en/ebook/love-in-venice

iBooks, Barnes & Noble and other great bookstores,>>
https://books2read.com/u/bPgV0Y

Amazon Universal Link
https://mybook.to/LoveInVenice

Reader Reviews

I’m super happy with these early reviews for Love In Venice …read on to see why this story is super important to me…and scroll to the bottom to enjoy a fun book trailer I created.

I loved this story!

“I loved this story! Love In Venice leans toward the heart. Where love is the main character. Where you cheer for their relationship to flourish.”

~ Jan Z.

a warmly romantic story

“Love In Venice is a warmly romantic story. I loved that their hearts seemed to speak to each other almost from their first meeting. I love that we get to see how their lives unfold and their beautiful love for each other. The story has a wonderful flow and beautiful and vivid descriptions. I could envision myself in Venice – seeing the canal, the cobblestoned streets, the architecture and more.  There are family, friends, and lots of heart-to-heart moments between Maggie and Mauro.  There is sadness and tears, euphoria, romance and love.  There is also art brought in – music and painting that touched their souls and mine. There is a happily ever after that was portrayed better than I hoped.  The epilogue adds an additional layer to the story and briefly brings in characters we’ve met in other books. Ms Mathews is an author whose books I enjoy. She always transports me to someplace new with a cast of characters I grow to love.  Give her books a try if you haven’t already!”

~ JoAnne W.

What sparked this story?

This story was sparked by several of my many visits to Venice. I have always loved my time there and have so many wonderful memories. On one visit, I was lucky enough to build a friendship with a violinist and also an Italian architect who also had a wonderful antique gallery which was his hobby and his passion. I stayed in his home near San Marco in a special apartment that he kept for tourists.  

One evening I was invited to enjoy a meal with his mother. It was wonderful and so beautiful. The dining room was decorated with rich fabrics on the walls, and the tables were decorated with the finest china, silver cutlery and crystal glasses. His mother spoke no English but was so kind and gracious—we spoke with our eyes and smiles—the language of love. Love of cultures. Love of wonderful food. Love of sharing and friendship. I have never forgotten my time with them both.

I met so many wonderful people while I was in Venice and they made up for the few that were thieves. People like a beautiful waiter, a man in his late 60s, who took my friend and me to a beautiful restaurant and insisted that he pay for everything because he wanted to share the real Venice with us and he wanted nothing in return. He was a happily married man, and he was proud of his city.

Love In Venice is also especially significant to me because it was the first love story I ever tried writing. I was initially deterred from finishing it by some ‘negative’ but no doubt ‘encouraging’ feedback that this story would be better suited to mainstream fiction rather than Mills and Boon. But I was hurt. I wanted to write for Millis and Boon. The reviewers said that my characters were ‘dysfunctional’. And readers told me, “I’m dysfunctional too. I want to read about people like me.”

So this book is slightly different from some of my other romances. And as I said, I’m heartened by the reviews…especially the feedback that “this is a book about love.” Amen. Don’t we need more love? Real love.

So now, some 20 years later and with many novels now preceding the publication of this book, I wanted to finish Love in Venice, and I wanted Mauro and Maggie’s love story to be shared in the way I wanted to tell it. As always, art and architecture play a beautiful role.

Venice was and will always be in my heart. I hope this story, Love in Venice, captures this.

P.S. as always, there are artistic themes…here’s an original artwork by me, created while I was in Venice.

grand canal
SOLD

Enjoy Your Copy Today!

iBooks, Barnes & Noble and other great bookstores,>>
https://books2read.com/u/bPgV0Y

To enjoy your copy from Kobo>>https://www.kobo.com/en/ebook/love-in-venice

Amazon Universal Link
https://mybook.to/LoveInVenice

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One summer could change everything

Date: July 7th, 2022, Posted by mollie

Love in Venice Testimonial

Dear friend,

I’m looking forward to the 2022 release of Love In Venice. It’s a beautiful love story which is very close to my heart. I’ve been to Venice many times and always loved it. The story was sparked by true events. Here’s a little about the hero and heroine of this story:

Maggie Green is a hardworking and driven lawyer and business strategy consultant. She runs a successful international practice and is constantly juggling the demands of generating income to sustain the business and meeting the demanding needs of her staff and clients. She is a workaholic and uses her work to mask her dissatisfaction with her life.

She yearns to have a romantic partner who will accept her for who she is and who will bring out the softer, romantic side of her that has been buried for so long, but the tragic memories of a past love affair with an Italian man means that she has resolved never to fall again for the foreign charms of tall, dark, handsome men, with exotic accents.

Toxic stress levels require dramatic changes in her life, and Maggie is ordered to take a career break to literally save her life. She goes to Venice to rediscover her true self and surround herself with situations that will stir her heart.

She has only just arrived when a pregnant Romanian Gypsy girl cons her and steals her belongings. She is left with only the clothes on her back and breaks down in despair. The hero, Mauro, an Italian Architect, witnesses this happening and unsuccessfully attempts to catch the gypsies. She suffers an anxiety attack and the hero, Mauro, unable to leave her in such a state of distress, reluctantly takes her back to palazzo.

Maggie has to stay longer than she intended! And the trouble is, love is everywhere. . .

If you love feel-good, sensual contemporary romances set in beautiful love-infused settings then you’ll love Maggie and Mauro’s story!

You’ll have to read the book to find out what happens next! 

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Fans of Sarah Morgan will love this feel-good romance!

UPDATE! LOVE IN VENICE IS NOW AVAILABLE FOR YOUR READING PLEASURE

Buy this book through the links below…

To grab your copy from Amazon>> https://mybook.to/LoveInVenice

To enjoy your copy from iBooks, Barnes & Noble and other great bookstores: https://books2read.com/u/bPgV0Y

To enjoy your copy from Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/en/ebook/love-in-venice

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Love In Venice

Date: July 1st, 2022, Posted by mollie

One summer could change everything. . .

When two hopelessly mismatched people share a love for art, a passion for love and a city like Venice, nothing is truly impossible…or is it?

Maggie’s life isn’t going like she planned. When toxic stress levels force dramatic changes, she grabs a chance at a fresh start. But her holiday in Venice begins with disaster—she finds herself rescued by a tall, dark, impossibly wealthy Italian man named Mauro.

The two are completely unlike—Maggie leads by her head, and Mauro listens to his heart. While each has compelling reasons to stay apart, the magic of art and beauty of Venice brings them together.

Maggie has to stay longer than she intended! And the trouble is, love is everywhere. . .

If you love feel-good, sensual contemporary romances set in beautiful love-infused settings, then you’ll love Maggie and Mauro’s story!

P.S. Fans of Sarah Morgan and Danielle Steel will love this feel-good romance!

PRAISE FOR LOVE IN VENICE

I loved this story!

“I loved this story! Love In Venice leans toward the heart. Where love is the main character. Where you cheer for their relationship to flourish.”

~ Jan Z.

a beautiful romantic love story

“A beautiful romantic love story with vivid characters, incredible world-building, and about finding love when you least expect it; really, who could ask for more? Do yourself a favour and read this book.”

~ Lynn

a warmly romantic story

“Love In Venice is a warmly romantic story. I loved that their hearts seemed to speak to each other almost from their first meeting. I love that we get to see how their lives unfold and their beautiful love for each other. The story has a wonderful flow and beautiful and vivid descriptions. I could envision myself in Venice – seeing the canal, the cobblestoned streets, the architecture and more.  There are family, friends, and lots of heart-to-heart moments between Maggie and Mauro.  There is sadness and tears, euphoria, romance and love.  There is also art brought in – music and painting that touched their souls and mine. There is a happily ever after that was portrayed better than I hoped.  The epilogue adds an additional layer to the story and briefly brings in characters we’ve met in other books. Ms Mathews is an author whose books I enjoy. She always transports me to someplace new with a cast of characters I grow to love.  Give her books a try if you haven’t already!”


~ JoAnne W.

Amazon review Love in Venice

Buy this book through the links below…

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AUDIO

KOBO

https://www.kobo.com/us/audiobook/love-in-venice-1

The audio version is also available from other online retailers and libraries for your listening pleasure.

AUDIBLE

US: https://www.audible.com/pd/Love-in-Venice-Audiobook/B0BBH8S35L

UK: https://www.audible.co.uk/pd/Love-in-Venice-Audiobook/B0BBHCNBW6

AU: https://www.audible.com.au/pd/Love-in-Venice-Audiobook/B0BBH927T6

Love In Venice

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