Winner of the 2016 Beverley Hills National Book Award for Romantic Comedy
Melissa Rea has brought Casanova to life in our time. He was hard to resist in his lifetime, and Conjuring Casanova makes it clear he’s just as seductive now.
—ANDREI CODRESCU, author of Casanova in Bohemia
Though falling in love with an infamous playboy may be ill-advised, Rea makes it seem like a wonderful idea. A light, enjoyable romp through time.
Rea’s attention to detail truly brings Casanova to the 21st century, even for those who are unfamiliar with him. There are times when readers will honestly laugh out loud, times when they’ll blush, and still when they will melt from the desire between Lizzy and Casanova. A cute romance with a likable character and passionate pursuits.
—SAN FRANCISCO BOOK REVIEW
This delightfully warm exploration of Casanova’s methods and perspective traverses centuries and very different worlds. Conjuring Casanova offers just the right touch of love, lust, and psychological and historical inspection. Especially recommended as a beach read with something more going for it than the usual romance.
—MIDWEST BOOK REVIEW
The lyrical and erotic rhythm of a middle-aged woman on a quest to find what love means and what men want will lead many a reader to want to conjure Casanova for themselves. A whimsical, light-hearted novel to take with you anywhere, anytime.
—DIANA Y. PAUL, author of Things Unsaid
Rea takes the reader on an emotional roller-coaster…the story is full of rich characters and extremes; tears to laughter, twists to turns, oh no to oh yes moments, and ahh’s that warm the soul. Entertaining from the first page to the last.”
—PAM WEBBER, author of The Wiregrass
Brooklyn Book Festival – Exhibiting & Book Signing
Borough Hall and Plaza – 209 Joralemon Street
Kansas City, Missouri – Barnes & Noble at Country Club Plaza
420 W 47th Street
Kansas City, MO 64112
She Writes Author Tour–Tattered Cover Bookstore Denver area
San Francisco – SWP Summer Book Tour – Book Passage Bookstore
1 Ferry Building
San Francisco, CA 94111
SF Bay Area – Sebastopol, California — Copperfield’s Bookstore
138 North Main Street
Sebastopol, California 95472
St. Louis – VIP Party – Fountain on Locust
3037 Locust Street
St. Louis, MO 63103
St. Louis – Book Launch Party — Left Bank Books
399 N Euclid Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63108
Washington DC – She Writes Press Author Tour – One More Page Books
2200 N Westmoreland St #101
Arlington, VA 22213