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The Blind Contessa's New Machine: A Novel

2 Ratings: 4.0
A book by Carey Wallace

This charming and refreshingly modest debut hinges on a romantic triangle consisting of a blind contessa, her aristocratic husband, and an eccentric inventor. As Carolina Fantoni and Pietro prepare for their wedding in early 19th-century Italy, she tells … see full wiki

Author: Carey Wallace
Genre: Fiction
Publisher: Pamela Dorman Books
2 reviews about The Blind Contessa's New Machine: A Novel
review by . August 26, 2010
This was a fun little romantic story. It was well written, easy to get through and entertaining.  There were times that it dragged a little. It is not a face paced, action packed story but it is not claiming to be.    The premise is unique but ends up with a centuries old twist. I really liked the characters and hated that the Carolina was going blind. It was a slow process and the description of it gave me a real sense of what she was going through.    I …
review by . July 12, 2010
Carolina's eyesight is growing dim. Neither her husband-to-be nor her parents acknowledge this fact, but Carolina has found a way to accept what has happened. When her sight is completely gone, she escapes the real world into a land of endless possibilities. She says goodbye to real life and enters a world where she can fly free. The only person who is truly there for Carolina is Turri. When he constructs the first typewriter, for her, they tumble into a passionate love affair.    I …
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