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The Sicilian's Wife

The Sicilian's Wife

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by Kate Walker

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Marriage to Cesare Santorino is all Megan has ever wanted, although never like this! She's in deep trouble and, with no other choice, agrees to Cesare's offer of a mutually beneficial, convenient marriage.

Cesare makes no secret of his attraction to her. But what about love? Megan can only hope that her proud Sicilian husband might eventually come to see his


Marriage to Cesare Santorino is all Megan has ever wanted, although never like this! She's in deep trouble and, with no other choice, agrees to Cesare's offer of a mutually beneficial, convenient marriage.

Cesare makes no secret of his attraction to her. But what about love? Megan can only hope that her proud Sicilian husband might eventually come to see his young wife with more than just passion....

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Wedlocked! , #2339
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Kate Walker was born in Nottinghamshire, England, but the family moved to West Yorkshire when she was just 18 months old, and she has always regarded Yorkshire as home. She was the middle child in a family of five girls, growing up in a home where books were vitally important, and she read anything she could get her hands on.

Even before she could write she was making up stories. At the age of four she was telling the tale of The Three Little Raindrops— Drippy, Droppy, and Droopy—to her two younger sisters. She can't remember a time when she wasn't scribbling away at something, and wrote her first "book" when she was 11.

But everyone told her that she would never make a living as a writer, and that she should work toward a more secure career. So she decided that if she couldn't write books, at least she could work with them, and settled for becoming a librarian.

On leaving school she went to the University College of Wales, Aberystwyth to study English and librarianship. While there, she met her husband, who was also studying at the college. They married and moved back north, eventually settling in Lincolnshire, where she worked as a children's librarian until her son was born.

After three years of being a full-time housewife and mother she was ready for a new challenge, but needed something she could do at home, so she turned to her old love of writing. Her first attempts at writing novels were done at the kitchen table, often working late into the night when her son was asleep, or during a few snatched hours while he was out at nursery school.

The first two novels she sent off to Harlequin Mills & Boon were rejected, but the third attempt was successful. She can still remember the moment that a letter of acceptance arrived instead of the rejection slip she had been dreading.

She must have read that letter over and over a hundred times before what it said sank in, and for days she kept checking it just to make sure she hadn't been dreaming. But the moment she really realized that she was a published writer was when copies of her first book, The Chalk Line, arrived just in time to be one of her best Christmas presents ever.

Fitting in hobbies around writing and being a wife and mother can be difficult, but Kate always finds time to read. She loves all sorts of fiction, especially romance, obviously, but she also enjoys historical novels, detective fiction, and long, absorbing biographies, and she can spend hours in bookshops, just browsing.

During her working hours, her four cats, all adopted from the RSPCA, keep her company in her study, though they have to be dissuaded from sitting on the piles of papers that they are convinced are there just for their benefit.

Kate is often asked if she's a romantic person because she writes romances. Her answer is that if being romantic means caring about other people enough to make that extra special effort for them, then, yes, she is.

Romance is about making the important people in your life feel valued and letting them know that you care. But she also writes about relationships and the difficulties people sometimes have in understanding each other, or expressing their feelings, or overcoming problems.

Sometimes, when the right words won't come, or an idea hasn't worked out as she thought, she wonders why she doesn't have a regular nine-to-five job— but only sometimes. When the story's flowing and the characters come alive, she really can't imagine doing anything else. And there's a tremendous satisfaction in knowing that she's doing what she always dreamed of and proving wrong all those people who said she would never make a successful career out of her writing.

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Sicilian's Wife 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 8 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Frustrating at times just gwt the words out but it was worth reading
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Guest More than 1 year ago
When Megan comes home from the University and finds her father¿s financial situation is in as much of a shamble as her life where can she turn? Cesare will take care of everything, but will his price be too high for her to pay? Cesare and Megan must battle against misunderstandings, hurtful words spoken in pride, and the fear of losing everything they hold most dear to their hearts. When things don¿t turn out like they seem, will their passion for one another be enough to hold them together, or will it tear them apart? Kate Walker again shows why she is the absolute Queen of emotional dialogue. Ms. Walker plays on the reader¿s heartstrings like a master harpist. Her characters¿ trials and anguish are so carefully crafted that the reader is pulled into the storms of inner feelings and can feel the characters¿ pain and sorrow, as well as their eventual joy. If you are looking for an emotional ride, be sure to grab a copy of THE SICILIAN¿S WIFE.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Kate Walker has written another page turner. From beginning to end, you`ll love the story of Cesare and Megan. Cesare Santorino has been fighting his feelings for Megan for a long time. When he finds her pregnant and worried, he finds the perfect opprotunity to gain his hearts desire. Sparks fly between these two. Megan understands Cesare`s attraction to her, but can he love her? Find out in The Sicilian`s Wife. You`re sure to love every word!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Kate Walker is back and at it again, sweeping readers off their feet with her newest romance, The Sicilian's Wife. This is a romance so full of sexual tension that every time Megan and Cesare are within site of each other it crackles with electrical sparks that make it feel like the book is ready to explode right in your hands. The Sicilian's Wife is a superb example of the enchanting romances and captivating characters that are a staple to be found in all Kate Walker romance books. To be sure, it is some of the most entertaining and highly sensual reading the Harlequin Presents line has seen in a long time. The Sicilian's Wife has already become one of my favorite Kate Walker romance books. Why? Because I loved how Ms. Walker went outside the normal ¿woman pining away for a man storyline¿ and created a male who fell in love and was willing to wait without confessing his feelings and putting any pressure on the lady in question. Talented and gifted Kate Walker writes a romance that combines characters like Cesare and Megan, who can¿t help but steal your heart away and leave you smiling through your tears of joy. She also gives the reader exotic locales and enticing sexual tension. This brings the reader to the conclusion that this is another must read romance that is sure to find its way onto million¿s of keeper shelves throughout the globe. Knowing Kate Walker, is it any wonder why? When you¿re out there looking for a romance book that not only makes for good reading but also has the ability to reach out and touch the deepest recesses of your heart, mind, and soul, then Ms. Walker¿s The Sicilian¿s Wife is one romance that needs to be on the top of your list. I can promise you this: if you weren¿t a fan before you will be after reading this one.