Category Archives: Fiction

“NO CHOCOLATE EGGS”

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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“WORLD BOOK DAY”

There’s no better way for me to celebrate “WORLD BOOK DAY” than to share this recent 5-star review from award winning author, Alison Morton. “Stoic is the word which springs to mind when you consider the protagonist, Angelina, yet she … Continue reading

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“SALE”  HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Amazon is offering the paperback edition of ASHES TO ASHES, DIAMONDS TO DUST for $6.33, down from $20.95. This is one of their random discounts, so I’m not sure how long it will be in effect. If you prefer a … Continue reading

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  “ALLEGRETTO KEPT ME ON MY TOES.”

“I found myself wanting to return as often as possible to Pamela Allegretto’s farcical mystery Ashes to Ashes, Diamonds to Dust. The slimy or sympathetic or comical characters came to life with their quirks and smells and distinct voices. What … Continue reading

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“NEVER A DULL MOMENT!”

“Fabulous food, fine wine, fashion, and art set the table for this wonderful romp through the streets of Venezia. Besides being fast-paced and witty, the heart of this charming caper is its well-crafted mystery, which has more potential suspects and … Continue reading

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BRIDGE OF SIGHS AND DREAMS – 5-STAR REVIEW

“The characters and story will remain with you long after you’ve read the final page.” “What a bittersweet story. It shows the depths people will go to during a crisis: in this case, a war. Some cower in fear, others … Continue reading

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“MADCAP CAPER”

“If you’re looking for a madcap caper, Ashes to Ashes, Diamonds to Dust is your jam!” “A complete 180 from Pamela Allegretto’s first book. Both effortlessly whisk her reader to Italy and communicate what we’ll see, where we’ll walk, what … Continue reading

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BRIDGE OF SIGHS AND DREAMS – 5-Star review

“The story trips along without a lull, and the stakes keep getting raised.” Mille grazie to Anna Erikssön Bendewald for taking the time to write such a lovely review. “I downloaded Bridge of Sighs and Dreams onto my Kindle and … Continue reading

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“CLEVER AND CAPTIVATING MYSTERY”

“Ashes to Ashes, Diamonds to Dust is a clever and captivating mystery set in Venice with plenty of twists and turns. Carla Romano, a modern-girl heroine, meets the challenge that comes her way with a sense of humor while surrounded … Continue reading

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WORLD BOOK DAY

Being in “lock-down” means that we have lots of time to catch up on our reading. What better day to add to your book collection than today, WORLD BOOK DAY. Amazon is doing its weird limited time, book discount scan, … Continue reading

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“WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH”

Certainly, one month isn’t nearly enough time to celebrate all of the amazing women who, throughout the centuries, have made significant contributions to the betterment of society around the world. However, it’s a start. 1000 thanks to FINEARTAMERICA for voting … Continue reading

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“EASY, BREEZY, AND STREET-SMART WRITING STYLE”

“Author and artist Pamela Allegretto has stepped in to satisfy our Venice yearnings with her new novel, a madcap tongue-in-cheek escapade titled “Ashes to Ashes, Diamonds to Dust.” The whimsical book cover is the first clue of the jaunt awaiting … Continue reading

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PRIMO GENNAIO JANUARY 1st

Until I stumbled into this odd little side gig of translating Italian poetry, my idea of poetry didn’t go much further than, “Roses are red…” etc., etc. Occasionally, I read and reread and tried to understand some of the poetry … Continue reading

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“GOODREADS REVIEW”

“What a bittersweet story. It shows the depths people will go to during a crisis situation: in this case, a war. Some cower in fear, others feed their greed, while the true heroes face calamities and strive to make the … Continue reading

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“WRITTEN WITH A SKILLFUL PAINTER’S EYE TO DETAIL…”

“With an irresistible combination of beautiful setting, diamonds and jewels, murder, and a cast of unforgettable and dubious characters, we follow the exploits of Carla Romano, a no-nonsense young woman, as she turns amateur sleuth in an effort to solve … Continue reading

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