Very few people knew Antonia, despite her eventual fame as “La Stella di Venezia”. Antonia of Venice is an unveiling of love, connected souls, music, power and tragedy. The story lures the reader into the beauty and decadence of 18th century Venice, and into the passions that drive and torment its characters. Antonia develops from being Vivaldi’s star pupil into his musical colleague and the pride of Venetian musical conceit. After she falls in love with Orlando Sagredo, master planner of the Palio, Antonia recognizes the emotional bondage she has never questioned. Antonia of Venice is inhabited by brilliant musicians, avaricious politicians and ineffectual rulers of the Republic of Venice. Through it all, the people and music Antonia loves take the reader into the depths of revenge and selflessness. A well researched 18th century romance novel with brilliant descriptions, Antonia of Venice advances the timeless, feminine heroic as a powerful and equal partner to the masculine.
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I’m passionate about literature and confess to an almost lifelong love affair with poetry. I was raised in a family that loved music, literature, compassion, humour and the spiritual. And it was a family that acknowledged and lived the copious complexities of family dynamics. My entire childhood took place in the cauldron of the Saskatchewan prairies. A strange, isolated province in boundless Canada, Saskatchewan made my early sense of having the same qualities as the province strong. Add to that particular childhood, the vocation of motherhood and various careers as teacher, social worker, private counsellor and website designer and the fodder for my writing becomes evident. To be even more specific, I perceive writing as the energetic combination of attention, imagination, eccentricity, music, perception and solitude. Along with writing, my passions include photography, ancient history, the soul and family life. I love seclusion and thrive in an environment of music, Venetian glass and windows to gardens and historic stone buildings in Guelph and to nature’s cathedrals on the northern shores of Lake Huron. I happen to be Canadian with roots in England and France and a heart in Italy.