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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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“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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“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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NEW INTERVIEW

NEW INTERVIEW I was honored to have Ronesa Aveela at Bendideia Publishing invite me for a featured interview in the Cultural Diversity section of their website. I feel privileged to be included alongside so many accomplished authors who feel deeply … Continue reading

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ASHES TO ASHES, DIAMONDS TO DUST

My second novel: Ashes to Ashes, Diamonds to Dust has been published. “Venice sets the stage for a diamond caper gone wrong, where everyone is someone else, and no one can be trusted. During her Venetian trip to participate in … Continue reading

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SUNSHINE BLOGGER AWARD

I have been nominated by accomplished, award-winning author, Angela Petch, for the SUNSHINE BLOGGER AWARD. What an uplifting title with a joyful icon. On these last days of winter, who isn’t ready for sunflowers?! Cheers to Mother Earth for bestowing … Continue reading

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“IT WAS AMAZING”

What a fabulous way to end the year! Thank you to noted author M.P. Tonnesen for taking the time to write such a lovely review.  “A gripping, beautifully written story of love, war, and human nature set in Italy during … Continue reading

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“MESMERIZING”

“MESMERIZING” Thank you so much to novelist Marina Osipova for taking the time to write such a lovely review. I am grateful to you for your kindness. “Bridge of Sighs and Dreams is everything that readers who enjoy historical fiction, … Continue reading

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“BREATHTAKING”

“BREATHTAKING”   Many thanks to USA Today Best Selling Author, Ellie Midwood, for writing such a lovely review. “Fans of the historical fiction genre will definitely enjoy this novel set in pre-war and WWII Italy. It’s a complex tale with … Continue reading

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BACK-STORY

My most sincere thanks to WritersWeekly and the staff at Booklocker for publishing the “Back-Story” to my novel Bridge of Sighs and Dreams. For those of you who have already read the book and for others who have not yet … Continue reading

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WW2 AND ART IN FICTION

“WW2  & ART IN FICTION” I am honored to have BRIDGE OF SIGHS AND DREAMS added to this prestigious directory: “WW2 & ART IN FICTION.” Thank you to celebrated author, Jennifer Alderson for your consideration and generosity. Click on this … Continue reading

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NEW INTERVIEW

Mille grazie to award-winning author Kathryn Gauci for featuring my interview on her website. I am honored to be included alongside such gifted authors. I also appreciate Kathryn’s consideration to my interests beyond writing. Click here to view the entire … Continue reading

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“FANTASTIC BOOK”

“FANTASTIC BOOK” “I love books that are thoroughly entertaining but where I learn something at the same time (in this case, life in Italy under Mussolini and the Nazi occupation). ‘Bridge of Sighs and Dreams’ scores top marks on both … Continue reading

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ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT

ABSOLUTELY BRILLIANT “A brilliantly written book is set in rural Italy and Rome during World War II. The writer has a great talent for drawing the reader in from the very beginning. This incredible story tells of the atrocities of … Continue reading

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