The Venetian Mask

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Doubleday, 1993 - Fiction - 422 pages
12 Reviews
A lush new novel of romance and adventure from the author of To Dance with Kings, set against the dazzling pageantry and tarnished splendor of 18th-century Venice. In the heart of this rich city state stands a renowned music conservatory for orphaned girls; within its cloistered walls three children meet and become life-long friends.

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User Review  - Lauren Maiolo - Goodreads

Thought this would be fun to read while I was in Venice and that's pretty much the only reason it gets two stars instead of one...I enjoyed reading about places and things I was seeing and ... Read full review

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User Review  - molly ross - Goodreads

I just fall in love with her charecters and their rich lives! Read full review

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Author Barbara Geils Ovstedal uses the pen name Rosalind Laker for her historical romances. Her interest in history began early, when she became intrigued by the stories she heard about her ancestors; some of those stories, in fact, formed the basis for several of her historical novels. Laker researches the historical settings for her novels very carefully, so that she can create an accurate background and atmosphere for her stories. Her titles include Sovereign's Key, Far Seeks the Heart, Warwyck's Woman, The Venetian Mask, Circle of Pearls, The Fragile Hour, and The Golden Tulip. Under her own name, Ovstedal has written a travel book about Norway, as well as several novels, including Red Cherry Summer, Valley of the Reindeer, and Souvenir of Sweden. Laker's interest in Norway stems from her Norwegian husband, Inge Ovstedal, whom she met while he was serving with the Free Norwegian Air Force during World War II. Laker and her husband live mainly in England, but they also have a summer home in Norway, a 400-year old cottage that they restored themselves, which gave Laker the opportunity to indulge her interests in old houses and antique furniture.

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