Troubador Beneath the Porticoes

Released: 28/06/2022

eISBN: 9781803139623

Format: eBook

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Beneath the Porticoes


Tired of her hum-drum life as a secondary school teacher living in Yorkshire, thirty-two year old Elizabeth Miller travels to the Italian city of Bologna to take up a post as an English Literature lecturer to foreign students.

While in Bologna, Elizabeth meets many interesting international students, including the charming and attractive Carlo Morettini, a twenty-nine-year-old Friar-in-training of the Franciscan order. There seems to be a spark between them, but Elizabeth finds it hard to believe that he would like her in that way…

As feelings develop and attraction grows, Carlo finds himself at a crossroads. Should he let Elizabeth go and accept his destiny as a brother of the Franciscan order? Will his faith and duty to Christ overcome his deep-seated physical desires and emotional need for intimacy?

Could Elizabeth really bring herself to walk away?

Beneath the Porticoes is a love story charged with themes of forbidden love, sexual sin, repentance, and ultimately personal redemption.

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Brooke Adams

Brooke Adams obtained a BA (Hons) in Modern Languages and Literatures from the University of Westminster, and a Postgraduate Diploma in Postmodernity, Representation and Culture. After her studies, Brooke spent some time travelling, then worked as an antiquarian bookseller before returning to London and training as a kindergarten teacher.

On discovering that her passion lay with writing, she worked on a part-time basis as a school librarian and foreign languages tutor so that she could dedicate her time to writing.

More recently, Brooke obtained an MA in Creative Writing and now divides her time between writing romance novellas, a weekly newspaper column and podcast. Brooke lives in Hertfordshire with her husband and daughter. Her hobbies include Yoga and Pilates, Botanical Illustration and Astrology.

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