Gold medallist: Independent Publisher Book Awards - Romance Category. 'An epic love story that is beautifully told.' The Sun newspaper. Set in Venice, The Echoes of Love is a beautiful, poignant story of lost love and betrayal, unleashed passion and learning to love again, whatever the price. Venetia Aston-Montague has escaped to Italys most captivating city to work in her godmothers architectural practice, hoping to put a lost love behind her. Paolo Barone, a charismatic entrepreneur who bears the scars of a tragic past, is endeavouring to build a new life for himself. Venice on a misty carnival night brings these two people together. When Venetia finds herself assigned to Paolos magnificent country home, love blossoms in the beautiful hills of Tuscany and the wild Sardinian Maquis. But if they are to be together, they must first confront their past and dark forces in the shadows determined to come between them. Daring to love again after so many years, can Venetia overcome her own demons? Or will Paolo's carefully guarded, devastating secret tear them apart forever?