Iris & Lily: The Complete Series

Iris & Lily: The Complete Series

by Angela Scipioni, Julie Scipioni

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BN ID: 2940149744183
Publisher: Scipioni Enterprises
Publication date: 06/13/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 6,566
File size: 2 MB

About the Author

Co-authors Angela and Julie Scipioni were born and raised in Rochester, NY.
Angela came into the world during a blizzard in the January of 1959, the seventh in a not-yet-completed lineup of snot-nosed, scraggly children. Not surprisingly, like generations of romantically inclined, novel-devouring young women before her, during a trip to Italy Angela fell in love with the country, its climate, its natural and artistic beauty, its people (yes, including its men), language, flavors and flair. Not yet 21, bewitched by fantasies of a sunny world filled with love and adventure, she moved to Italy to live out her own fairy story, and draft the first of several versions of a happy ending.
Three decades and many twists later, from her home in Liguria, she co-authored her first novel, Iris & Lily, with her sister Julie, working long-distance across the Atlantic for four full years. When she is not working on her writing projects, Angela enjoys noodling on her guitar and ukulele, cooking for and with friends, and spending as much time as possible outdoors, gardening, hiking, swimming, visiting with the cats that stop by to be petted and fed, and nurturing her soul with the beauty of God's nature.
Julie Scipioni is a passionate creative communicator who has embraced writing, speaking, singing, and even yoga instruction all as vehicles for telling her story, sharing her energy, and encouraging and teaching others. Born in 1960, Julie is also known as "Number 8" in her family of 11 children. Julie is devoted to the principles of love, peace, and active compassion not as ideals, but as life goals and as guideposts for ethical living. In addition to writing, Julie is active in her church, plays the guitar and the ukulele "strictly for fun" and performs as a vocalist at various social and community events. Julie is a fitness buff and an avid cyclist, proud to have put more than 10,000 miles on her Specialized road bike. Julie lives in Upstate New York with her husband Rick and their two cats, Halo and Stella.

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Iris & Lily: The Complete Series 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 18 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I enjoyed every page! Sisters, often difficult relationships. While reading, I often though of my sister and only sibling. She died 14 years ago and although our relationship was, at times, contentious, I wish I could talk with her today. Thanks for this book and the interesting family dynamics.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read an average of one novel a month, and this is far and away one of the most beautifully written stories I have read in a very long time. Iris & Lily captures your heart and doesn't let go, page after page. And make no mistake, the title characters may be women, but the enjoyment of this read is by no means gender specific. This is a true modern day literary gift.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a gem. Hard to put down. Iris and Lily are so real. I miss them being part of my evening read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Beautifully written. Growing up in a large family with me being the 3rd born out of 7 children, having an Italian mother there was so much of this novel I could relate to. I am sorry I have finished reading and hope for a 2nd boom
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed this book! I will miss Iris and Lily!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Yes, it was a long story. But every time I had to put my iPad down, I kept thinking about the characters. I really got involved with the characterization of Iris and Lily, not to mention the other characters. We are all flawed. In end we need to stop blaming others for our problems. I am glad the sisters were able to do this and go on and still love each other.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Liked the storyline, but had a hard time reading through the other language, to which I have no knowledge of, and the vulgarity that was thrown in, from time to time.
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Anonymous 12 months ago
Couldn't put it down.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Parts were excellent. A joy to read and invigorating. Other times long drawn out and hard to read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
It will always be in my top ten favorite reads.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A little slow, but worth the read. There were times it brought me to tears.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Enjoyed these novels immensely! Brought me back to my own childhood memories from the 60's in a large Catholic family!
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SpeedReader More than 1 year ago
It has been a long time since I couldn't put a book down but Iris & Lily captivated me. The alternating chapters from each sister's perspective was refreshing. Reading each chapter was like peeling an onion layer by layer as each of their lives were revealed slowly. Brava!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
A tall-ish, bluenette girl with a lithe figure walks in. "Hello?"