The Courtesan's Lover

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Sourcebooks, Inc., May 1, 2012 - Fiction - 528 pages
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Francesca Felizzi knows she wields an immense power over men. Her patrons see only a carefree courtesan, and they pay handsomely for the privilege of her time.

Francesca never saw him coming, the man who cracked her heart open and ruined her for the job. But he's shown her what a gaudy facade she's built, and she doesn't know how to tear it down without taking her beloved daughters with her. The wrong move could plunge all of them into the sort of danger she has dreaded ever since her perilous work all those years ago.

An exquisite tale that explores the intricate nature of a mother's heart, The Courtesan's Lover draws you close and whispers in your ear. In the tradition of Sarah Dunant and Marina Fiorato, a compelling and vibrant tale from an up-and-coming fresh voice that readers will want to savor.

Praise for the novels of Gabrielle Kimm:
"Stunning"
"Captivating"
"Gets under your skin"

 

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User Review  - Elysianfield - LibraryThing

4.5 stars Francesca Felizzi works as a courtesan in Naples and is quite content with the life she is living. Then she has an inexperienced young man as a customer who turn out to be sweet and gentle ... Read full review

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This was one of several "freebie" books I picked up at the PLA (Public Library Association) Conference in Philly a few weeks ago. Although it looks like this book is already in print and for sale in ... Read full review

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Exclusive QA with Gabrielle Kimm
About the Author
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Gabrielle Kimm is a graduate of the creative writing master's program at the University of Chichester. She is writing her second novel, The Courtesan's Lover, which features one of the characters of His Last Duchess as the heroine. www.gabriellekimm.co.uk

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