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This review is from: The Courtesan's Lover (Paperback)
The Courtesan's Lover features Francesca Felizzi and her twin daughters from His Last Duchess in a whole new light. Francesca is lucky to have a few trusted friends but unlucky in that she has many potential enemies. This novel embodies the phrase `keep your friends close and your enemies even closer'. The depiction of the decadence, depravity and degradation of life as a courtesan is cinematic. The clever plot twists, turns and deliberately leads the reader astray. There are excerpts from Francesca's `Book of Encounters' which add further spice to this satisfying read. I found myself spell bound late into the night on more than one occasion. When the book ended I felt as saddened as if it was time to say goodbye to a dear friend. I do hope that I am wrong and that it is merely a `bye for now'.