Beneath the Lion's Wings: a Novel

Beneath the Lion's Wings: a Novel

by Marie Ohanesian Nardin


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Victoria Greco has grown used to the loneliness in her heart. She’s tried to forget a painful breakup by focusing single-mindedly on her career. Then, while vacationing in Venice, Victoria meets Alvise—a handsome gondolier who makes her smile.

After a night of passion, Victoria assumes she’ll never see him again. But when Alvise e-mails her suggesting they reconnect, she’s astonished and delighted. Victoria invites him to California and is surprised at how easily Alvise fits into her life.

Then the unimaginable happens: Alvise asks her to return with him to Venice. Victoria is torn. She’s hoping to be promoted at work, and she’d have to give up her career to move halfway around the world. Then again, she can’t stand the thought of letting her chance at true love slip away. She finally reaches a decision, but will she regret it once Alvise shares the life-altering secret that awaits both of them?

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ISBN-13: 9791220025904
Publisher: Marie Ohanesian Nardin
Publication date: 03/01/2018
Pages: 422
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.06(d)

About the Author

Marie Ohanesian Nardin, born in Los Angeles, California, has always loved to travel. That passion brought her to Italy where she fell for a man and his city; a serendipitous occurrence that changed her life, and inspired her to write her debut novel "Beneath the Lion's Wings".

Since her move to Italy, the former banker has restored a two hundred year old rustic barn that became the home where she raised her two children, and where she learned to appreciate a good glass of red wine and cook delicious risotto, homemade soups and pasta, and the Nardin family's secret tiramisu recipe, which she says "...never comes out quite as good as my mother-in-law's".

Marie writes for various news outlets and travel media magazines, teaches English, and is currently working on a short story collection, and her next book. When Marie is not writing or traveling around Italy and Europe, she returns to her beloved California to visit family and friends, watch the sun set over the Pacific Ocean, and stop by her favorite Mexican "mom and pop" eateries.

Marie lives in the Venetian countryside with her husband, their daughters, and their dog, Bacco.

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