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The Echoes of Love

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Set against the breathtaking beauty of Italy, The Echoes of Love is a passionate, heart-breaking romance to ignite the senses and rekindle your belief in the power of love. Seduction, passion and secrets... Venetia Aston-Montagu has escaped to Venice to work in her godmother's architectural practice, putting a lost love behind her. For the past ten years she has built a ...more
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Published December 6th 2013 by London Wall Publishing (first published January 1st 2013)
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    Sarah ❤
    ~ARC provided by London Wall Publishing via Netgalley~

    4.5 Swoonworthy and Heartbreakingly Beautiful Stars

    "'Penso di stare per innamorarmi di te, I think I might be falling in love with you,' he said gently..."

    How beautiful to fall in love in Venice, Italy <3

    Warning: there are a million billion quotes because Paolo says the most heartfelt, swoonworthy things <3

    "I love you, Venetia. Ti amo piu’ di qualsiasi cosa al mondo, I love you more than anything else in the world. You are the ray of s
    Venice, Tuscany, Cagliari, Tyrrhenian sea, and all that gorgeous little islands of Italy, will completely wrap you up in its aura and beauty and its serenity, in the book called, The Echoes of Love by Hannah Fielding, a French author. The Echoes of Love, will echo that kind of love which is dark, brooding, yet pure and unbreakable!!

    Venetia Aston-Montagu, an English woman, who was named after her Godmother's love for Venice and surprisingly, Venetia, ended up living in Venice, pursuing her dre
    Dec 12, 2013 Brooke rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
    Shelves: arcs
    I received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

    Here's the thing: If you have a passion for Italy (Venice, Tuscany, and Sardinia in particular), if you have a love of Italian and/or Sicilian food, if you have a passion for architecture and/or interior design, or if you have a serious love of poetry, then this is the book for YOU! I, however, do not have those passions and when I pick up a romance novel, I just want to read a story about two people who find love, have some cha
    Julian Froment
    Dec 11, 2013 Julian Froment rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    Shelves: reviewed-books
    I really enjoyed this book. The plot was moderately paced and brim full of romantic suspense. This was a very well written, and different kind of romance. The alluring cover of this book made me want to check it out, even before I read the description, which only increased my desire to explore this further.

    There are many beautifully crafted passages, in particular those relating to the scenery and architecture of Tuscany and Venice, that created a marvellous backdrop to this love story. It was e
    Lindsay Townsend
    Dec 07, 2013 Lindsay Townsend rated it it was amazing
    If you love Italy, this poignant, haunting romance is for you

    I love Italy, especially Venice, so seized upon Hannah Fielding's latest romantic suspense, 'The Echoes of Love.' It did not disappoint. Hannah Fielding writes in a beautifully elegant style, full of atmosphere and the sights, sounds and smells of Italy. I was transported to a Venice in winter for the Carnival, to the Italian coast, to Tuscany. I lived behind the heroine's eyes as Venezia strolled through Venice and as she encounters a
    I received this book from netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

    Man oh man.

    I originally requested this book because A: the cover is amazing and B: the book is set in Italy. While that was what drew me... the story kept me involved.

    This is a story that plays with every human emotion possible. I found myself laughing, heartbroken, swooning and so much more.

    The one thing that this book does well, it makes you remember there is a lot of power in love, and even if you heart is guarded all it
    Sharon Chance
    Dec 22, 2013 Sharon Chance rated it it was amazing
    A type of exotic mystery surrounds the city of Venice, and it is beautifully and lovingly made the main character of author Hannah Fielding's latest book, "Echoes of Love."

    Yes, there is a cast of human characters (who are very personable and charming as well) around which the story of lust, romance, and mystery revolve, but throughout the novel it is the mesmerizing background of Venice that took my breath away. The charm, the history, the Carnival season, and all that water, make this city one
    Anissa Massad
    Nov 20, 2013 Anissa Massad rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    It was the striking cover and the romance of the title that prompted me to choose The Echoes of Love among so many novels that are offered today. The writing lifts the book out of the usual romance genre. I was captivated from the first lines by the world Ms Fielding created. Without leaving your chair you are transported to Italy . Though I have visited Venice and Florence in Tuscany , I have never been to Sardinia, but all through my reading the author’s beautiful detailed description made me ...more
    Elsa White
    Dec 02, 2013 Elsa White rated it it was amazing
    Well that’s me off to Venice…

    … when I can afford it! Honestly, the Venice tourist board should hand out this book, it makes you want to go to the city so much. Definitely the ‘city of love’ and I can’t imagine this story working in the same way in any other location (especially because then Venetia wouldn’t be Venetia, and I love that name).

    I buy a lot of romance for sheer escapism, and for most writers I find it’s all about the plot, but I like how Ms Fielding makes more of the who, where, when
    Nov 17, 2014 Melinda rated it liked it
    The setting really takes center stage, in fact in dominates. Fielding describes Italy in such detail the reader will appreciate a revisit of a familiar country/city or an armchair tour of a dream destination. From sites, architecture, food and culture even folklore nothing is excluded in regards to Italy. Serving as bit of a travelogue of sorts.

    As for the romance portion of the narrative, it’s run of the mill with the exception of mystery interjected and a surprise towards the end. The two main
    Kathy (My Nook Books and More)
    Sep 09, 2016 Kathy (My Nook Books and More) rated it did not like it
    When I found this book on Netgalley I was so excited to read it! The book is set in Venice, Italy, one of the most romantic cities in the world and on my list of dream vacations. But I really was disappointed with the story. The first half of the book bored me. When Venetia Aston-Montagu was a teenager she had her heartbroken from her first love. Fast forward 10 years and we meet a successful Venetia who is still suffering from her heart break. Venetia meets Italian playboy Paolo Barone but ...more
    Jayzel Javier
    Feb 01, 2014 Jayzel Javier rated it really liked it
    Echoes of Love is written well. The description of the places will no doubt transport you to Italy, especially to those who have been to Italy and those who love it...
    The romance/relationship between Paolo and Venetia is a bit unbelievable, but I love how their relationship progress,I love hoe they interact with each other and I love how romantic and sweet Paolo is <3 :

    "You know that fairytale, 'Beauty and the Beast'? Well, like the Beast I guarded my roses jealously, maybe in the hope that
    Richard Massad
    Nov 20, 2013 Richard Massad rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
    The Echoes of Love by Hannah Fielding

    Hannah Fielding has done it again!

    After reading (and enjoying enormously) Hannah Fielding's first novel, Burning Embers, I was waiting impatiently for her next offering. Boy, was it worth the wait! Her new romantic novel, The Echoes of Love, is a hugely satisfying read. This time she has transported us to Italy - Venice, Tuscany, and Sardinia. Once again her descriptions are poetic but real, and delivered me to places I have never visited. In Venice, I could
    Mariel Hoss
    Nov 04, 2013 Mariel Hoss rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
    *ARC from NetGalley and Publisher in exchange for an honest review.*

    This read more like a travelogue than a romance novel. It felt like the author wanted to paint scenery more vivid than the developing relationship between the two main characters. I found myself skipping entire paragraphs to escape the sometimes painful description of where they were, what they were wearing or eating which made for a choppy read. It also made it difficult to make the investment in the central characters because
    Susan (susayq ~)
    3.5 - 4 stars

    I don't know where to start with this review. Hannah Fielding writes a beautifully descriptive story. In fact, it was almost too heavy on the descriptions. There was a very gothic feel to it...reminded me of my all-time favorite book, Rebecca by Daphne DuMaurier, so naturally I loved that. My problem with this was the heroine, Venetia. She drove me crazy with her treatment of Paolo. She was melting in his arms and then the in the next breath she was cold and pushed him away. I get t
    Jelena Bosh
    Apr 17, 2014 Jelena Bosh rated it liked it
    Paolo grinned and shrugged. “My memory is not clogged up with useless material, and I make sure I store in it only things that interest me, that are pleasant and that I like.”

    Review - 3.5 -

    That was one of the many memorable lines that I found whilst reading a Review Copy of Hannah Fielding’s beautiful novel in return for an honest review. Read on with caution because an ‘honest review’ is definitely what I intend to devour your mind with; I don’t intend to write anything other than the complet
    Dec 08, 2013 Louise rated it it was amazing
    Shelves: romance
    London Wall Publishing| (December 6, 2013)|Trade Paperack|ISBN: 978-0-9926718-0-8
    Set against the breathtaking beauty of Italy, The Echoes of Love is a passionate, heart-breaking romance to ignite the senses and rekindle your belief in the power of love. Seduction, passion and secrets... Venetia Aston-Montagu has escaped to Venice to work in her godmother's architectural practice, putting a lost love behind her. For the past ten years she has built a fortress around her heart, o
    Nicola McDonagh
    Aug 20, 2014 Nicola McDonagh rated it liked it
    Nice descriptions. Daft ending.

    This book started quite well. The establishing of the character and the tone of the novel was good, and there were some rather nice descriptions of setting, to uphold the romantic feel of the piece. However, right from the first paragraph clichés slipped in. “Heart skipped a beat.” And a ghostly figure reflected in a mirror that when she turns around is gone. Oh, I thought, I was actually excited about reading a well-written romance with a bit of originality.

    Oct 24, 2014 Shree rated it really liked it
    Note: A Review of this book is live @ Readers' Muse

    The first line of the summary was just about enough for me to fall for the book. I admit! I am shamelessly attracted to anything Italian – be it the culture or the food. Watching too much of TLC channel left me bewitched and besotted with Italian city so much so that visiting Italy at least once in this life time has become top in my “things to do before I die” list. Also, having worked with Italians professionally, I quite enjoy their culture.
    Katarina (D-Bags! Griffin and Kellan <3 ) Silva
    KAty's Readings

    OMFG!! (Yes, it's OMFG worthy!!!) I am really surprised right now!!! Just finished this book and the ending made me feel dumb... It's so easy to figure out but it's also something that you see that it's not possible so it doesn't even crosses your mind. I really enjoyed this book and i swear that it will feel like you're in Venice whilst you're reading it... It's THAT nicely written.


    The story itself is really good. Unreal but good. One of the things i didn't liked the most was
    Apr 18, 2014 Diana rated it liked it
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    The Echoes of Love by Hannah Fielding was an interesting read. There were some parts that I really enjoyed and some parts I had a difficult time with. Venetia, our heroine, and Pablo, our hero, were difficult to understand at first. Their relationship was almost a little creepy. Paolo and Venetia meet when he rescues her from a mugging. He is very helpful and although she is a
    Carol Oates
    Apr 28, 2014 Carol Oates rated it it was amazing
    Oh my gosh. Where to start? Let's go from the inside out. The cover of this book is just beautiful and striking.

    I was familiar with Hannah's writing style from her previous book. However, the depth of vivid description and wonderful prose went one step further this time.

    For me, Echos of Love is pure escapism, high romance. It involves a lifestyle, people, and locations I will never experience. This book won't be for everyone. It's for people willing to step out of their own world and into the
    Sandy B.
    Mar 25, 2014 Sandy B. rated it it was amazing
    Real Romance Echoes Here

    I had never heard of Hannah Fielding. The truth is that what drew me to this book was the gorgeous cover. That alone gave flight to my imagination into all sorts of places. Readers, there is romance here and not the tacky kind. It is clean. It is sweet. It is affecting. It is swoon worthy – truly. If you’re the type that isn’t into heavy erotica and what that entails then you will enjoy The Echoes of Love. I, on the other hand, enjoy the heavy erotica and still enjoyed th
    Feb 05, 2014 Silvana rated it really liked it
    Shelves: romance, for-review
    After disastrous relationship with her love of her life and broken heart Venetia moves in Venice. Venice is the city of water and the city of mysterious streets and captivating canals and the most romantic city in the world. After many years in Venice, Venetia builds the fortress in her heart, which is closed to men. She allows to herself little flirting, but that is all. One evening on Venetian Carnival she was attacked also she was saved by a “knight in shining armor”, a Venetian baron Paolo, ...more
    Meg - A Bookish Affair
    3.5 stars. "The Echoes of Love" is the story of Venetia, named for the gorgeous Italian city, who is trying to rebuild her life in Venice. One night she is rescued by Paolo, a man who intrigues her instantly. This chance meeting sets off a series of events that will change Venetia. This book is a romance with an absolutely fantastic setting!

    I liked the love story between Venetia and Paolo. Their relationship is definitely tumultuous but it made for a pretty good ride for me. I did wish that we g
    Cynthia Archer
    This was a well-written romance novel. I appreciated the setting of Venice and other sites in Italy. I also enjoyed the plot which had an interesting twist at the end. I was less appreciative of the predictability of the typical romance novel with the lovers at one moment wanting to tear each other's clothes off and at the next vowing to not have anything to do with each other. The bedroom scenes were pretty steamy, which will appeal to some readers, but reminded me why I typically don't read ...more
    Dec 23, 2014 Dark-Draco rated it did not like it
    Shelves: gave-up-reading
    Ok, first off, my review may well be tainted by the fact that I have an abridged copy that was given away free in one of my Mum's magazines, so maybe I wasn't getting the full impact of the writing. I picked this for a lunch time read at work, but luckily thought to read a chapter at breakfast - lucky I did! In fact, I never finished that chapter.

    The heroine is rescued from muggers by a tall, dark and handsome man, who she feels an immediate steamy, skin tingling connection with. She gets all e
    Dec 08, 2013 Elisa rated it liked it
    Shelves: 2013
    I received this book for free from Netgalley
    I liked this book a lot. It was intriguing and romantic because of its setting in Venice.
    Still, there were some aspects that I didn't particularly enjoy like the parts about Allegra being evil and other things that I just skipped over, like I skipped over the sex scenes, because I don't think it's appropriate for me.
    However, I enjoyed the sense of mystery that the author wove throughout the story. She hinted at what the big twist would be, but I wasn
    Dec 19, 2013 Lisa rated it it was ok
    After years of Architecture and Art schooling at Cambridge and in Italy, Venetia Aston-Montagu is working for her Godmother's firm in Venice, where she is known for her serious, all business life-style. She doesn't date very often and seems to have cut herself off from the world, emotionally, at least, until one chance encounter with a man named Paolo. What follows is a tangled, emotionally exhausting ordeal for both of these characters, since each of them carries years of hurt and suffering. ...more
    Nadine Bookaholic
    Received this book from Netgalley in exchange for my honest review.

    let's start by saying I found this book very hard for me to get into. I normally finish a book in a day or two this one took me two weeks to finish. the story started off very slowly, and I couldn't tell what way the story was going to head which sometimes is a good thing but not so much this time.

    I enjoyed all the details of Italy but there were so many useless details it dragged the story out. The two main characters are Paolo
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    Hannah Fielding is an incurable romantic. The seeds for her writing career were sown in early childhood, spent in Egypt, when she came to an agreement with her governess Zula: for each fairy story Zula told, Hannah would invent and relate one of her own. Years later – following a degree in French literature, several years of travelling in Europe, falling in love with an Englishman, the arrival of ...more
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