Category Archives: Fiction

“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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“A FANTASTIC STORY THAT HAS IT ALL!”

“This is the first book I read from this author, and let me tell you that I loved it! Such a good book with great characters that keeps you obsessed with every page since the first one. The ending of … Continue reading

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“A BRILLIANT READ”

“I loved every page of this well written story, and didn’t want it to end.Carla takes her late friend’s ashes to Venice where she is taking part in an art exhibition. She inadvertently becomes embroiled in a cat and mouse … Continue reading

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“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 left … Continue reading

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A NEW MONTH / A NEW SEASON / A NEW 5-STAR REVIEW

“In her first book Pamela Allegretto captivated readers with sweeping frescoes of WW2 Rome imagined through her artist’s eye. In her second she switches genres to display her talents as a caricaturist in a rollicking tongue-in-cheek adventure about a hunt … Continue reading

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“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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