A FAMILY FOR KEEPS

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The search for her daughter, abducted years ago by her ex-husband, leads art restorer Julia Baxter to Venice. There, a homeless man's kindness gives her hope and brings restaurateur Vincenzo di Montese into her life. Vincenzo makes Julia feel again in a way she never expected, and the eventual discovery that he's raising her child should be a happy one. But it's not that simple, because Vincenzo has another secret. Though it's occasionally melodramatic and its plot rests heavily on a gigantic coincidence, Lucy Gordon's A Family for Keeps (3) comes together thanks to its a strong sense of place and mood.
Reviewed by: 
Catherine Witmer