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A Dream of Roman Candles

A Dream of Roman Candles

by Carole Kane


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Everybody's got a dream....

This is the colorful story of two generations of Americans, following them from Palermo, Italy to the cut-throat business world in New York City. Their tempestuous affairs and heart-warming family dealings make this a fast-moving page turner.

Meet the Ricci's and the Marino's, close friends in Italy, who follow their quest for the life of their dreams - from the poverty of Palermo, Italy in the 1940's to a six-family tenement in Brooklyn, New York.

And their children: Beautiful and talented Patria, locked in a stifling, loveless marriage in the New York suburbs, dreaming about the "fireworks" that she knows are still out there.

Laura, lovable and radiant, and Chuck, a gifted artist, who always dreamed they would be together. They seem to be the perfect couple.

Meet Brooke Reynolds, product of Manhattan's Lower East Side, whose dream is to leave his poverty-stricken past behind and become "somebody." But despite his stunning good looks and considerable intellect, he feels he needs "The Lie" to get there.

Frankie DiMartino is an old pal from Brooklyn with a big muscles and a big heart, still pursuing his dream - catching his childhood sweetheart before she marries someone else again.

Their lives braid together in this fascinating story of family, business, and love, with breath-taking twists and unexpected turns, leaving the reader breathless and begging for more.

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ISBN-13: 9781470087463
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 03/21/2012
Pages: 248
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.52(d)

About the Author

Carole Kane was born in Brooklyn, New York, and now shares her home in Freehold, New Jersey with the sweet spirit of Crystal Beauty, her beloved collie/friend.

She has been writing since she was in the first grade, when she would tap out stories on her father's old Remington typewriter down in the basement. She is the founder and editor in chief of Living Happy newsletter and The Dolphin magazine ( and has a long list of material authored and published.

Carole holds an M.A. in Counseling and a B.A. in Psychology from The George Washington University, which comes in handy when her characters start telling her what to write!

She is a Master Water Fitness Instructor, and is a member of American Mensa. Her most cherished treasure? Her big, loving, amazing family.

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