Bella Fortuna-Rosanna Chiofalo

Bella Fortuna

Rosanna Chiofalo

Kensington, Aug 28 2012, $15.00

ISBN: 9780758266538

 

In Astoria, New York, the DeLuca women design and sew couture-lite gowns for their patrons at the family owned Sposa Rosa boutique.  One of the daughters Valentina has become engaged to Michael Carello, her knight in shining armor since he rescued her from an irate villain (local shopkeeper) when she was a tweener. 

 

They are to wed shortly in Venice.  However, as the time for the nuptials is very near, Michael has second thoughts and ends their engagement.  Heartbroken by the man she planned to marry since she was ten years old, Valentina travels to Venice anyway.  There Valentina enjoys the magic of the city as she begins to understand how Bella Fortuna she really is. 

 

This engaging Italian-American family drama is an entertaining tale that paints vivid pictures of Venice and a Queens neighborhood in a second chance at La Dolce Vita.  Though the storyline flows as anticipated, fans will enjoy Valentina find her vita in Venice.

 

Harriet Klausner

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