Grab yourself a bit of Mediterranean sunshine this Easter by picking up one of three ebook re-issues of Teresa Crane’s classic saga novels from Canelo. Canelo have published THE ITALIAN HOUSE, SIENA SUMMER and ICON OF GOLD this month with beautiful new covers.
THE ITALIAN HOUSE is a riveting story of passion and family secrets in a glorious Tuscan villa. When Carrie Stowe unexpectedly inherits her eccentric grandmother’s Italian villa, she sets her heart on going to Tuscany. It could be her only escape from the mundane and suffocating routine of life with Arthur, her repressive husband. Arriving late at night and in the midst of a violent storm, she discovers that she is not alone. A young man is there before her, an enigmatic figure from the past: her cousin Leo, who had been missing for years, believed dead. As Carrie reads the secrets of her grandmother’s diaries and the enchantment of the house exerts itself, Carrie finds herself irresistibly drawn to him. But what of her husband? And is Leo really who he appears to be?
ICON OF GOLD tells the story of a forbidden love torn between 1950s Britain and Greece. Cathy Kotsikas is as unsettled as anyone in postwar Britain. A hasty marriage has become an exhausting clash of personalities. Leon, her Greek husband, as charming as he is ruthless and self-centred, understands neither her mildly eccentric character nor her need for freedom. Cathy’s sanctuary is Sandlings, a remote cottage on the barren Suffolk coast left to her by her grandfather. For Leon, however, his business in London and the restoration of his family home in Greece are of paramount importance. When Nikos, Leon’s son, arrives from New York, he is drawn to Cathy from the first, and she to him. Neither sees the danger of the attraction until it is too late. Their chemistry becomes a spiral of passion and betrayal culminating in the wild sunlit beauty of the Greek countryside. But how will it end…?
SIENA SUMMER is a gripping tale of love and revenge in the Tuscan sun. Poppy Brookes receives a troubling letter. A decade after her sister Isobel eloped with an artist, she pleads with Poppy to visit their neglected country estate a few miles from the ancient and beautiful city of Siena. When Poppy arrives, she finds a disturbing undercurrent in Isobel and husband Kit’s relationship, then accidentally uncovers a terrible secret. Against the backdrop of a verdant 1920s Tuscany, Poppy’s own journey into love is overshadowed by the insanity of a war long-ended, and a desire for revenge that, with tragic consequences, inevitably damages the innocent…
Teresa Crane had always wanted to write. In 1977 she gave herself a year to see if she could, and since then has published numerous short stories and several novels published in various languages. She now lives in the beautiful mountains of central Portugal.
Praise for Teresa Crane:
'Teresa Crane is a smashing storyteller' – Irish Times
‘A wonderfully rich web of intrigue and romance, love and betrayal … I couldn’t put the book down’ - Barbara Erskine
‘Beautifully written’ - Woman and Home