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A Veil of Vines

4.11  ·  Rating details ·  3,981 ratings  ·  668 reviews
To most people, princes, princesses, counts and dukes are found only in the pages of the most famous of fairytales. Crowns, priceless jewels and gilded thrones belong only in childhood dreams.
But for some, these frivolous fancies are truth.
For some, they are real life.
On Manhattan’s Upper East Side, people have always treated me as someone special. All because of my ance
Paperback, 352 pages
Published November 27th 2016 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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Val ⚓️ Shameless Non-Snowflake ⚓️
DNF at 25%

Holy narcolepsy, I give up.

Yawn. Yawn. Yawn.


I am so fucking bored it's insane, really.

I love me some Tillie Cole...but home girl must have gotten hit HARD by the flowery Italian postcard stick before sitting down to tap this thing out.

I can't even describe the writing here.

I mean my GAWD.

It's like Hallmark, Under the Tuscan Sun, and a 15th century Italian damsel had one big orgy and gave birth to this waxing poetic whimsy of a wine baby.

There was so much overwhelming detail and fl
Tillie Cole
Sep 19, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
A Veil of Vines has most certainly become a favourite of mine. I don't like choosing favourites from the books I write, but A Veil of Vines (AVOV) crept deeply into my heart... and I'm kinda glad it did. ;)

AVOV is a stunningly beautiful contemporary romance set against the breathtaking backdrop of Umbria, Italy. It is emotional, sweeping, and in my opinion, a fairytale for the modern age. Parts of this book will have you reading with tears in your eyes and others, smiling so big your face will a
Every time that I settle in to read a Tillie Cole book I know that I'm going to be lost in the world that she creates. She has a way with words that makes me lose myself in her stories. The characters are well-developed and endearing. 'A Veil of Vines' was no different.

Caresa Acardi is Italian royalty, raised in New York City. She's lived the life of a wealthy socialite, while knowing that her freedom is severely limited, as she is bound by duty to tradition. As a member of the old Italian arist
Nov 24, 2016 rated it really liked it
4 stars!

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Veil of Vines is one of the sweetest and most romantic stories I’ve read this year. Tillie Cole is one of those authors for me. One that I’ll read anything and everything they write. Most of her books have a little more grit to them or they’re uber emotional (which I love) but this was just a little more on the sweet side. It had emotion, but it was on a different level. I enjoyed it, but just be prepared for a sweet romance over her normal highly emotional reads before diving in!

Patty ~ Wrapped Up In Reading Book Blog
{ARC Generously Provided by Author}

Something had happened in the universe the day we had met. There was a cosmic shift, some destined alteration to the very fabric of who we were. The sun and the moon had aligned and cast us into one another’s hearts, never to be torn apart.

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It’s no secret that Tillie Cole is one of my favorite authors. When she announced that she was writing something different from all of her other books, well let’s just say I had a very har
Jennifer Kyle
Nov 20, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: arcs
”My split-apart”


Tillie Cole delivers a very simplicite storyline that is written in her signature descriptive and flowery style. The landscape of the story is beautiful and the author does gift all the beauty of a wealthy vineyard in Italy.


The background of the story is very unique as these once royal families of Italy (though stripped of their power since 1946) are still regarded as such in society. Caresa Acardi, the Duchessa di Parma heads back to Italy to await her arranged marriage to
Aestas Book Blog
Nov 30, 2016 rated it really liked it

AWWWWW!! What a heart-warming book! A Veil of Vines is a modern-day fairy tale love story that felt both magical and romantic! It's a forbidden romance about a girl descended from Italian royalty who is whisked away from her home in New York City to fulfill her arranged marriage to a Prince she'd never really met, but instead she defies all tradition by falling in love with a gorgeous, mysterious, and reclusive winemaker who completely steals her heart! The story
Jessica ❥Chatterbooks Book Blog❥
TO EVERYONE THAT SAW MY RATING FOR THIS BOOK, it was a MISTAKE! I responded to everyone, but when I removed my rating, it erased the response. I don't remember every person that commented or I would message you personally. I MUST HAVE INADVERTENTLY HIT THE ONE STAR BUTTON!! I have not read this nor do I plan to as I do not think it is for me. I would hate to deter anyone from trying this or affect the rating for this book. I noticed I had a bunch of notifications for this book and wondered why! ...more
❥ KAT ❥ Kitty Kats Crazy About Books
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TITLE: A Veil of Vines
AUTHOR: Tillie Cole
CHAPTERS: Prologue | 17 | Epilogue
RELEASE DATE: November 29th 2016

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A VEIL OF VINES: A true classic modern day fairy tale. Spoken in 'Dual Perspectives' set against the stunning wine country of Umbria, Italy. A story about two souls that should never have ever met.

In the Prologue we're introduced to little Caresa Acardi as she's dressing up in a wedding dress, dreaming of the day when she gets to marry her knigh
✰ Liz ✰
"Mi amore per sempre..."

A Veil of Vines is an extraordinary stand-alone contemporary romance by one of my all time favorite authors Tillie Cole. Set in Italy, the epic tale of Caresa and Achille is one that you will never forget!

"I felt like telling them there was nothing to envy."
Caresa Acardi is the Duchessa di Parma. She is a member of an Italian royal family. Even though the official titles have gone away with the modern age, the blue blood Italian aristocracy still holds true to tra
4,5 stars. Tillie Cole once again made my cry. Beautiful royal romance for those with hopeless romantic souls and fondness for wine!

About the plot: Caresa Acardi already as a child was promised to marry the son of the Savonas. She comes from a royal family of Italy, in which for centuries were arranged marriages. She knew that the tradition and duty won't miss her. When it became necessary to strengthen and secure a forever-bond between of the Savonas and the Acardis, she went to Italy to marry
Nov 18, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: advanced-copy

Title: A Veil of Vines
Series: Standalone
Author: Tillie Cole
Release date: November 28, 2016
Cliffhanger: No
HEA(view spoiler)

Caresa Acardi is the Duchessa di Parma. She comes from an Italian, aristocratic lineage, and though her title is no longer officially acknowledged, the people of Italy take it very seriously. Royalty may have been abolished many decades ago, but the tradition lives on. Since she was a little girl, she knew that family duty and responsibilities would contr
Gi's Spot Reviews
This book was PERFECT! Absolutely PERFECT and undeniably PERFECT, for me!!! <3 <3 <3 <3 <3

Technically it's safe with exception (details bellow), but for me it couldn't be safer!!!!
The H (yes, a virgin) was one of the most beautiful and sweetest male characters I've ever read! I loved him in every way, and his insecurities and shyness only made him more perfect for me!!!!

(view spoiler)
Sher❤ The Fabulous BookLover
3.5 My Split-Apart Stars!"

A Veil of Vines is a story that takes you on a journey to Umbria, Italy. The stunning, vivid details of Italy made me feel like I was there. If I closed my eyes I could feel the soil beneath my feet, I could taste the wine, I could feel the grapes between my fingers. I loved the imagery that Ms. Cole was able to deliver.

Caresa Acardi is blue blood Italian royalty, a duchessa, bound at a young age to the future king, Prince Zeno.

"I imagined to most modern-day women li
Dec 05, 2016 rated it liked it
A nice fairy-tale set in Italy. Expect to read about wine, Italian Aristocracy, arranged marriages, plot twists, and some scenes that may be construed as cheating. Good times.

Full review to come
Jacqueline's Reads
Nov 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 4-star-books, arc
4 Vines filled Stars

A Veil of Vines is a standalone (although I wouldn’t mind if there was a spin-off on one of the characters, but more of that later).

I love Tillie Cole, I read anything by her and she is known for crazy stories. So, it always makes me happy when a writer goes out of his or her comfort zone and writes a different genre. I couldn’t consider this book light, but it’s lighter and it falls in the drama category.

I love the prologue of the book because it really sets up the story. I
Nov 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
*** ARC kindly provided by Ardent Prose in exchange for an honest review. ***

I really really really love her Hades Hangmen & Scarred Souls series. Gorgeous dark books!! So this one was very different but not in a bad way... I LOVED IT!!

I really did love this modern fairy tale. Caresa will get her dream prince. The one she has been promised to since they both were little children. Zeno is a very good looking Italian prince so she should be the luckiest girl in the world ... but can you really be
Allison ❤️Will Never Conquer Her TBR❤️

5 Fairytale Romance Stars

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One thing that completely amazes me is Tillie Cole's ability to write just about anything and do it so unfailingly well. It's a true gift to be able to write some of the darker gritty tropes and then also soften things tenfold with stories such as this. A Veil of Vines is a story unlike anything I've ever read from this author and it did not disappoint. It's so so romantic. I mean, yes, aren't most of this genre tagged Romance? This was just different. It
Nov 21, 2016 rated it really liked it
I am a huge fan of Tillie Cole, I have read all her book and I am always blown away by how she can literally write any types of books and after reading Veil of Vines I stand by that statement. Veil of Vines isn't what I have come to expect from Tillie. I have expected tough, heartbreaking emotional reads and a Veil of Vines was a lighter, fun, sexy read. BUT it also full of emotions, heart and some of forbidden love.

Caresa is a modern girl but has entered into an arranged marriage by her parent
**ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review**


"This could never be. We were from two completely different worlds. We weren't written in the stars."

First of all I want to say that I absolutely love the cover and the title of this book. As for the content of the book, I didn't really know what to expect and trusted my gut that Tillie wouldn't disappoint. My book buddies know I am a huge fan of Tillie's books, and that I automatically one-click, and want to own them in paperback. This
★★ 2.5 Stars ★★

I'll keep this short, I kinda enjoyed it enough to finish it, but I wasn't a fan of the flowery prose, the over descriptiveness, nor the whole cheesiness of it. I am not sure what year this book was supposed to be set in, but it felt very old fashioned and reminiscent of a Mills & Boon.

I couldn't quite relate to Achille either, he seemed a bit too simple, and I can't quite believe he made all that wine using very old-fashioned methods all by himself. My uncle makes wine from his s
I was very excited when I heard there was another Tillie Cole romance coming out! I dived in with so much enthusiasm it was humerous...then when I started I became a little bit bored..It wasn't until about 30% that the story really began for me. A big part of that was because Caresa and Achille finally started having some major attraction develop, and that was all it took for me to be hooked!
I will warn readers that this really is a fairytale type story. There isn't a lot of angst, and the way
5 "Split-aparts" Stars!

Oh my goodness! Tillie Cole has done it again; but in a completely different way than she normally does it! Ms. Cole has become my go to dark romance author. I'm not terribly into dark romance, but when I am up for one, she is my go to girl. In fact, she has become an auto buy for me and I have not been disappointed at all.

A VEIL OF VINES is almost a complete turn around for Ms. Cole (though her book Eternally North is somewhat on this level). This book is sweepingly roma
✰ Bianca ✰ BJ's Book Blog ✰

I loved it!
This was such a heartbreakingly beautiful and moving and adorable and fairy-talish romance. A modern day romance, but also a love story that could've happened like this hundreds of years ago - with all those Kings and Princes and Royalty. I loved the 'true-story' behind it all. Most people don't know that Italy has a real royal family - whose grandkids and great-grandkids etc. are still alive today! They're just not official leaders of their country anymore. I think the country would
DNF @ 36%

Beautifully written, just not my jam.
I'll stick with with this authors darker work.
Natasha is a Book Junkie
“We are made of the same soul but not of the same life.”

This fairytale-like story of longing and belonging, set among the picturesque hills of the Italian countryside, made my heart soar. An enchanting and profoundly romantic tale of a young woman whose family betroths her to a man she’s never met, a man of great social stature who could give her the world, but who then finds herself losing her heart to another—this is a story of soulmates found, of two halves of a whole finding each
Rebecca Woodward
Dec 05, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: finished
A love story made for all

I absolutely love this story. Tillie just amazes me with her writing skills. She never disappoints her readers. I love how she pulls us into her world and gives us first row seats of her story telling. I felt like I was there smelling the roses and sipping a glass of merlot. This is a Five star read for sure.
Nov 20, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
This was my first Tillie Cole read but not my last. As soon as I read this plot concept it already appealed to me. I've always been fascinated with Italy and its aristocracy so seeing it come to life in a modern setting caught my attention right away.

I'm not going to lie, some of this story just felt like a fairytale. Stuff you would read just in stories.

BUT! Don't let that damper your reading experience. It was still a super cute read that I found beautifully written. I think what wowed me was
Dec 01, 2016 rated it really liked it
This book is AMAZING!!!! The h and hero are both great in this but for me the hero stole this book. He was more of a sweet hero but he was amazing! It does have it sad moments, my heart broke for the hero. It's really just an amazing book, the love the hero and h have for each other is beautiful! If your a fan of Tillie Cole I think you will enjoy it ...more


I should get some reading award for finishing this book.

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