Grandpa Leo is saddened by some devastating news and keeps it a secret from his only grandson, Samuelle. As Samuelle's legal guardian, Grandpa Leo decides Venice, Italy would be the perfect place for a trip-and much more. Not only is Venice charming, but also Grandpa Leo's roots stem back to this magical place. Once in Venice, they share many adventures, and Grandpa Leo stumbles upon someone special from his past. Meanwhile, Grandpa Leo struggles with when to break the news to Samuelle, but with Samuelle's growing fondness for Venice and his new relatives and friends, the challenge may be a little easier to face. Eventually, Venice becomes a special place in their hearts forever.
Monique Roy was born in Cape Town, South Africa, in 1975, and grew up in Dallas, Texas, which is still her home. She has always had a passion for writing, even as a child. Monique studied journalism at Southern Methodist University in Dallas and has been published by some local newspapers and magazines. She loves to travel and has visited Venice, Italy. In fact, it is one of her favorite places on Earth. Once Upon a Time in Venice is Monique?s first book and she looks forward to writing many more.