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When Rafaele and Jayne meet again two years after dancing the night away together in Tuscany, is it a matter of fate or of faith?
After deciding to take a six-month sabbatical, Italian lawyer Rafaele Rossi moves from Florence back to Villa Rossi in the middle of Tuscany, resigned to managing the family farm for his aging nonna after his father’s passing. Convinced a family get-together is what Nonna needs to lift her spirits, he plans an eightieth birthday party for her, making sure his siblings and cousins attend.
The Keswick jewelry store where Jayne Austin has worked for seven years closes its doors. Jayne takes her generous severance pay and heads off to Italy—Tuscany to be precise. Choosing to leave her fate in God’s hands, she prays she’ll miraculously bump into the handsome best man she’d danced the night away with at a friend’s Tuscan wedding two years ago. She hasn’t been able to forget those smoldering brown eyes and that rich Italian accent.
Jayne’s prayers are answered swiftly and in the most unexpected way. Before she knows what’s happening, she’s a guest not only at Isabella Rossi’s birthday party, but at Villa Rossi too.
When Rafaele receives what appears to be a valuable painting from an unknown benefactor, he’s reminded that he doesn’t want to lose Jayne again. After what he’s done to drive her from the villa, though, what kind of a commitment will it take for her to stay?
Oh I love this new series of books. Well, at least I love the first book in the series! And, I can’t wait for each of the other books to be released! I’m part Italian and this book had me wanting to research my heritage. I LOVED all the imagines and flavors of this book. It really brought Italy and all the family traditions to life. Marion Ueckermann did a fantastic job of making everything so real and enjoyable. I LOVED the twist of a bit of suspense this book has and it a appears like that theme will be carried throughout the whole series. How exciting! If you enjoy good clean stories and LOVE Italian life and flair, you’ll love this book. I also really appreciated how this author presented her characters with issues. Yet, only through the strength, mercy, and love of God could they find healing. Now I have to wait for the next book to come out….fortunately, it’s next week! ~ MF Literary Works
This book made me feel that I had personally visited the beautiful Tuscan Valley, tasted the delicious food, and learned some of the language. Well-developed and intriguing characters who struggle with guilt, mistakes that rob them of their joy as well as their loved ones, and the emptiness of missing a father’s love & involvement in one’s life. That’s Amore is the perfect start to this series, with a mystery that will make the reader anxious to read the next book and discover more. ~ Becky Smith