Lilian and the Irresistible Duke by Virginia Heath

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A reunion in Rome…Sparks an affair to remember!

Responsible widow Lilian Fairclough is persuaded to travel to Rome for a hard-earned break and to let down her hair! She’s surprised to be reunited with passionate, cynical Italian duke, Pietro Venturi. He reawakens her sensual side and intrigues her with glimpses of pain beneath his rakish surface. Enticed into a secret and temporary affair – what will happen once she returns home?


A fabulous book set in an amazing location!
This book captures my interest and as I have read about her daughters in the other books in this series, having the chance to read Lilian’s story was too good to miss!
I have been to Rome but the descriptions bought it to life for me and made me really want to go again. Experiencing the sights through Lilian’s eyes was fascinating and her interest in art and the people behind the image bought thing to life for me that I may not have seen previously 
Lilian is an older lady but she doesn’t behave that way around Pietro, an Italian duke at whose house she is staying as a guest of his sister. Thrown into proximity it does lead to the potential for an affair but it is well written and doesn’t feel tawdry or forced but as an acceptance that she is still her own person not just a mother or a widow
I loved the writing, it flowed so well pulling me in to the exclusion of all else with some dramatic touches thrown in which made me smile! 
This is a book that I will be keeping on my “read again” shelf along with the others in this Secrets of a Victorian Household series
I would recommend this book to art lovers who enjoy a romance but also those readers who may not feel their own person, it’s the perfect book to escape to
AM 🐾 x

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Author Bio 

Lilian Author

When Virginia Heath was a little girl it took her ages to fall asleep, so she made up stories in her head to help pass the time while she was staring at the ceiling. As she got older, the stories became more complicated, sometimes taking weeks to get to the happy ending. Then one day, she decided to embrace the insomnia and start writing them down. Despite that, it still takes her forever to fall asleep.

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