A secret diary. A forbidden love. A centuries old mystery to solve.
Travel back in time to Renaissance Venice with a richly detailed and sumptuously romantic debut from Margaux de Roux.
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THE LOST DIARY OF VENICE
When a rare sixteenth-century manuscript lands on her desk courtesy of William, a struggling painter, shy book restorer Rose makes a startling discovery: it is a palimpsest. Beneath the text is a different document, one that’s been written over. What they discover is the secret diary of William’s ancestor, Giovanni Lomazzo, a Venetian painter who has just been commissioned by Venice’s most powerful admiral to paint a portrait of his favourite courtesan… it is a diary of forbidden love, dangerous political plots, and secrets that could destroy everyone involved.
Together, Rose and William work to solve the mystery of what happened to the secret lovers. As feelings develop between Rose and William, their own experience begins to mirror the affair that they’re uncovering, and each set of lovers is forced to confront the reality of their romance.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Margaux DeRoux lives in San Francisco, where she worked as a consultant for startups and companies like Google and LinkedIn. She has studied art history and comes from a family of artists. The Lost Diary of Venice is her first novel.