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Couch Surfing Book Tour

Margaux DeRoux

Warwick’s, Liz Fenton & Lisa Steinke present
Margaux DeRoux
in conversation with Liz & Lisa

Couch Surfing Book Tour

Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 4:00pm

Couch Surfing Book Tour

1. Download Zoom onto your device
2. Go to lizandlisa.com/events
3. Click on the link in the Margaux DeRoux event details
4. Enter the Meeting ID: 829 3228 6658 and Password: 741749

This Virtual Author Event features debut novelist, Margaux DeRoux, as she discusses her new book, The Lost Diary of Venice. Margaux DeRoux was born in Juneau, Alaska. Before turning to fiction she was a waitress, a teacher, and a marketer. She now lives in California with her husband and daughter.

In the wake of her father's death, Rose Newlin finds solace in her work as a book restorer. Then, one rainy Connecticut afternoon, a struggling painter appears at her door. William Lomazzo brings with him a sixteenth-century treatise on art, which Rose quickly identifies as a palimpsest: a document written over a hidden diary that had purposely been scraped away. Yet the restoration sparks an unforeseen challenge when William - a married man - and Rose experience an instant, unspoken attraction.

Five centuries earlier, Renaissance-era Venetians find themselves at the mercy of an encroaching Ottoman fleet preparing for a bloody war. Giovanni Lomazzo, a portrait artist grappling with tragedy, discovers that his vision is fading with each passing day. Facing the possibility of a completely dark world, Gio begins to document his every encounter, including what may be his final artistic feat: a commission to paint the enchanting courtesan of one of Venice's most powerful military commanders. Soon, however, Gio finds himself enraptured by a magnificent forbidden love.

Spellbound by Gio's revelations, Rose and William are soon forced to confront the reality of their own mystifying connection.

A richly detailed page-turner shadowed by one of history's darkest times, The Lost Diary of Venice weaves a heartbreakingly vivid portrait of two vastly different worlds - and two tales of entrancing, unrelenting love.

The Lost Diary of Venice: A Novel Cover Image
ISBN: 9781984819482
Availability: On Our Shelves Now (Please contact store to confirm availability)
Published: Ballantine Books - June 9th, 2020