Category Archives: Fiction

“5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY”

Bridge of Sighs and Dreams was published five years ago this week. My goal was to entertain and inform. Sales, interviews, newspaper and magazine articles, and lovely reviews have exceeded any expectations I might have had. An unforeseen benefit has … Continue reading

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IL PRIMO SETTEMBRE / SEPTEMBER FIRST (Encore)

On this first day of September, I felt it appropriate to share the poem SEPTEMBER FIRST written by Luciano Somma. As in all of Luciano’s poetry, we feel the sentimental spirit of one of Italy’s foremost poets. I am always … Continue reading

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“TALENTED WRITER, LYRICAL AND INTELLIGENT”

Susan Marie Malloy – WOW! Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a lovely review. I am over the moon with joy. I’m delighted that you had as much fun reading the book as I had … Continue reading

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“I COULDN’T PUT THE BOOK DOWN!”

  “I have always been infatuated with WWII History and the Holocaust. I was so impressed with the details and the character’s determination for survival and dreams of the future. Pamela Allegretto did an amazing job capturing the history, the fear, tension, and intimidation of the times. … Continue reading

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“CLEVER CAPER”

  “If you have had to cancel your long awaited vacation to Venice, Italy and still wish to get away, no problem. Pamela Allegretto’s newest offering: “Ashes to Ashes, Diamonds to Dust” can take you there. This clever caper done … Continue reading

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“TIME MACHINE OF A BOOK”

“Ms. Allegretto is first and foremost a graphic artist and illustrator, but this literary foray of hers makes one wonder, if she hadn’t taken up the brush, what she might have accomplished with the pen. In Bridge of Sighs and … Continue reading

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“INTRIGUE AND UNEXPECTED PLOT TWISTS”

“Pamela Allegretto has done it again! Here is a caper full of intrigue and unexpected plot twists that has a new surprise on every page. This hard-to-put-down adventure set in Venice is told with imagination and creativity through colorful, complex … Continue reading

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“THIS BOOK LEFT ME BREATHLESS”

  “Bridge of Sighs and Dreams is a stirring and evocative portrait of Italy under the Fascists and the Nazi occupation. I’ve visited Italy several times and the elegant descriptions made me feel as if I had returned. This book … Continue reading

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“A Romp Through Venice Worth Taking!”

My most heartfelt gratitude to acclaimed author Eva Pasco for writing and sharing her review. “A romp through Venice worth taking! When you do, I suggest wearing sensible shoes. Not like Carla Romano, the protagonist in this Cozy Mystery, who … Continue reading

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THE VENICE INSIDER

Mille grazie, a thousand thanks to the VENICE INSIDER for including ASHES TO ASHES, DIAMONDS TO DUST in this prestigious list of books that showcase Venice. I am honored to have my work alongside such gifted authors. Click on this … Continue reading

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“DYNAMIC ACHIEVEMENT”

“This book absorbed me fully from the first chapter, and the suspense grew steadily throughout. If you want a riveting glimpse of the confusion, chaos, horror, and poignant humanity of war (in this case, World War II Italy), this book … Continue reading

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FESTA DELLA LIBERAZIONE

Today is one of Italy’s most celebrated holidays: Festa della Liberazione (Liberation Day Celebration). It marks the fall of Mussolini’s Italian Social Republic and the end of the Nazi occupation in Italy in 1945. For a deeper insight into life … Continue reading

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“CRAZY FUN CAPER IN VENICE”

Ευχαριστώ πολύ to Pamela Jane Rogers, noted author and artist, for writing this fabulous review. I am honored. “What a fun and galloping merry-go-round this book takes us for a ride on! Characters both real and lovable – scary times … Continue reading

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EASTER BUNNY VISIT

The Easter Bunny came early. No chocolate eggs but something much better, this lovely review from Mary Kay McCabe. She started reading the paperback, misplaced it, and finished the read on her Kindle. Such an enthusiastic reader is truly an … Continue reading

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“CRAZY GOOD”

My most heartfelt thanks to award-winning author, Marina Osipova, for writing such an amazing review. I am honored. “I really couldn’t put it down. Crazy good! It was a welcome distraction from WWII subject, like a current of fresh air … Continue reading

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