The Courtesan's Lover Read Online Free - Francesca Felizzi, former mistress of the Duke of Ferrara, is now an aspiring courtesan. Astonishingly beautiful and ambitious, she revels in the power she wields over men. But when she is visited by an inexperienced young man, it becomes horribly clear to Francesca that despite her many admiring patrons, she has never truly been loved. Suddenly, her glittering and sumptuous life becomes a gaudy facade. And then another unexpected encounter brings with it devastating implications that plunge Francesca and her two young daughters into the sort of danger she has dreaded ever since she began to work the streets all those years ago.
|Title||:||The Courtesan's Lover|
|Number of Pages||:||504 pages|
May 25, 2012
16th century, Naples, the south of Italy. Francesca Felizzi has been a courtesan for ten years now. She earns a lot, owns two houses and generally enjoys a great popularity among men due to her stunning beauty and intelligence. She has several rich and influenced patrons, sumptuous dress...
December 16, 2011
The Courtesan's Lover is exactly the sort of book to keep you occupied over Christmas as you sip mulled wine before a cosy fire. In fact I would liken it to mulled wine - rich, deep and satisfying!
Set in a beautifully realised Renaissance Italy, it tells the story of Francesca Felizzi, a wealthy...
November 30, 2011
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. He makes Francesca to realize that she hasn’t never been truly loved, a thing that hasn’t bothered...
December 02, 2012
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A lover! A patron or patrons yes, but a lover for a courtesan brings a wealth of different emotions and conflicts to the mix.
At first just surviving was Francesca’s number one desire and then surviving well by charging big fees for wha...
August 27, 2016
I really didn't enjoy this book. This was another novel that I wished was over before long, and there was just so much not to like about it.
The characters were confusing. Too many people were introduced too quickly, and with Francesca's relationship with them they were all just patrons to me - I...
January 11, 2012
After Francesca's tribulations in His Last Duchess, and in the knowledge that she was off to Naples to a life of high class prostitution, I was fairly certain that The Courtesan's Lover would be, at the very least, as exciting as its predecessor. And I was, of course, not wrong. However admirably...
January 04, 2014
I absolutely loved this book! I've had it on my bookcase for two years now but continuously overlooked it. On a whim, I decided to give it a chance. Having read His Last Duchess a couple of years ago and enjoying it, I bought this as it sort of follows on from there. Although Francesca is a minor...
July 27, 2012
Gabrielle Kimm brings back one of her characters from The Last Duchess, Francesca Felizzi, the former mistress to the Duke of Ferrara. The Courtesan’s Lover can be read as a stand alone as Francesca is now a sought after Courtesan living a life of luxury and raising her two twin daughters. She ha...
July 03, 2012
Francesca is a very well regarded courtesan in Naples, 1564.
Her encounter with a young virgin called Gianni has an effect on her that takes her by surprise and her usual confidence and professionalism begins to crumble.
She is asked to accompany one of her clients to a lavish event posing as his w...
August 19, 2014
Уште нешто прочитано по препорака на Вики и можам да кажам дека не ме разочара!!!Баш како што и очекував прекрасна приказна!