About the Book:
It is 1498, the dawn of the Renaissance and Venice teems with rumors of an ancient book that hold the secrets of unimaginable power. Rich and poor alike speculate abouthe the long buried secred tht might be scrawled in its pages and where the book might be hidden in the labyrinthine city. While those who seek the book will stop at nothing to get it, those who know will die to protect it.
Elle Newmark is an award winning writer whose books are inspired by her travels. She prowled the back streets of Venice to cook up The Book of Unholy Mischief and explored India by car and elephant to conjure The Devil’s Wind. She calls California home.
Elle Newmark takes her readers on a journey across the times and oceans to an enchanting city: Venice in the 1400’s. When we arrive, she takes us on a whirlwind of emotions and adventures, as we meet Luciano, the focus of the story, and Chef Ferrrero, not to mention many other captivating characters through out the novel. Newmark fills the story, with great descriptive detail, with wonderful, flavorful sounding foods, while she takes her captivated readers on a search through out the city for an ancient book that holds the key to many secrets of the past. Add a little love to the story for some spice and Elle throws us a flavorful novel of right and wrong, friendship and love,and what the TRUE meaning of wealth and loyalty mean.
I recommend this novel to Elle Newmark fans, new and old. I give it 4 stars for it’s intriguing, tasteful plot line with a pinch of humor to make any hungry book lover satisfied!