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Bella Fortuna

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2014


    I cannot believe someone published this! The grammar is terrible. I agree with the person who said it reads as though written by a twelve year old. And by the way, Ellis Island was closed down long before "Olivia" would have immigrated to the USA..... didn't anyone think about that? I don't know about the cultural inaccuracies and probably never will because I don't think i can finish it. What a waste of $11. I have read 99cent books with more substance.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 20, 2013

    No excuse for travel mistakes with great cookbooks and

    The mysteries series set in venice. But this is a romance family italian plus foreign country genre combo plus cozy so dont expect more than a waiting room read mom

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 6, 2013

    Dreadfully inaccurate

    I managed to slog through this book to see what would end up happening to the characters, but I had a really hard time getting past the poor grammar and the inaccuracies about Venice and Venetian life. Whoever edited this book did not do the author any favors and frankly didn't do their job very well. But more importantly than that it painted a completely inaccurate picture of Venice and her customs. I have lived in Venice, I had just left Venice when I began to read the book and I don't have the patience to go back and point out every misstep the author made so you'll just have to trust me that if you do indeed ever go to Venice you will never be served granita for breakfast, etc, etc, etc. I assume the author is from a southern Italian family because many of the traditions and foods she mentions are from the south...which is fine for the Italian-American characters who are living in the states but not fine when she then transposes this onto the culture of a city that has its own foods and traditions.... So if you're interested in Venice, please don't read this book... go visit her instead. And if you're looking for a fluffy beach read and don't mind suspending reality (both for cultural inaccuracies and for "why in the world would the main character do that?", read away.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 29, 2013

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