When her two traveling companions cancel their plans to visit India, Sofia Nejinskaya, a Russian American designer in her forties, still makes the trip from her home in Miami.
When Sofia meets the handsome Italian Alessandro Salvucci-an opportunistic Italian journalist and successful businessman with a time-tested set of tools for seduction-at the resort's yoga class, he seems in tune with her "perfect match" list for the ideal man.
Despite their differing geographical locations, they begin a committed relationship, exchanging numerous e-mails and text messages and visiting one another regularly. But Alessandro's roving Italian eyes, thoughtlessness, and insecurities threaten their love. The relationship is also rocked by their spiritual differences: she is Christian, and he belongs to the Cult of White Brotherhood.
Nevertheless, surprised by all the mystical coincidences that show they have much in common, Sofia believes in their love and life together, hoping to overcome Alessandro's spiritual delusions and fallacies about relationships with women. But their marriage is not yet the "happily ever after" ending she imagined.
"Betta Stone demonstrates in her book Amoremiobello that when it comes to love-and fiction-actions speak louder than beautiful Italian words. Amoremiobello, a password to the e-mail, means "my amazing love," and Stone stays true to Alessandro's character, incorporating Italian into the story and including Italian-to-English translations as footnotes."
"The novel is a suggestion of the karmic wheel on which vital questions of trust and fidelity revolve."
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This was one of those " just 10 more pages" kind of reads that you do in one delicious gulp. I love the way cultures, places, languages and pockets of time and space are woven into a really beautiful story. At times sad, at times optimistic,surprising, intriguing and so beautifully written. This is a really fantastic debut and I am certainly looking forward to more from Betta Stone