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The Fountain: A ROMANCE by David Gatesbury

Giselle, a young Chicagoan working at a museum, takes an opportunity to work at an art institute in Tivoli, Italy, outside of Rome. She meets the institute’s chief administrator, widower Alec Stahlberg, and soon to be wed Vickie Sapienti, the office manager. Vickie’s ceremony will be held on the institute’s grounds where a very old and majestic fountain is currently undergoing repairs to be operational for the celebration. Training to become Vickie’s replacement, Giselle finds Stahlberg possesses a charismatic mystique, but Bernardo Abbadelli, a charming and captivating artist with a reputation as a womanizer, moves fast for winning her affections. Stahlberg tries to discourage their courtship, but his words go unheeded. When Giselle begins to suspect Bernardo is a philanderer, she no longer wants to see him, but the persuasive painter is persistent. In the meanwhile, Alec and Giselle become drawn to each other, leaving her caught between receiving attention from these two men. Her attraction to Alec grows, but something’s holding him back, leaving her bewildered and downhearted for not knowing what stands in their way. When finally learning the obstacle, she must make perhaps the most important decision of her life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781634924702
Publisher: BookLocker.com Inc
Publication date: 07/20/2017
Pages: 202
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

David Gatesbury is a lifelong native St. Louisan who has written books since the early eighties. He wife is Marianne and he has two grown children named Matthew and Julie. Other titles written by Gatesbury are: Walking on Mars and Walking on Mars II, a set of suspenseful detective stories titled Vanished: Searching for Amanda and The Springfield Murders, A story of the Civil War era titled Thunder and Fury with a sequel in a Western titled Jesse Whitson: The Journey Westward, and a mystery / ghost story The Haunting of Strathmoor Heights.

Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION

Chapter 1: A LETTER ARRIVES

Chapter 2: SPEAKING TO A VOICE IN A FARAWAY LAND

Chapter 3: A FOUNTAIN LONG SINCE IN DISREPAIR

Chapter 4: ARRIVING AT THE INSTITUTE

Chapter 5: GETTING AQUAINTED WITH THE FACULTY

Chapter 6: A VISIT FROM A CHARMING ARTIST

Chapter 7: AN UNEXPECTED CALLER

Chapter 8: VISITING VILLA ADRIANA AND VILLA d’ESTE

Chapter 9: GETTING ROMANTICALLY INVOLVED

Chapter 10: A MEETING AT THE TREVI FOUNTAIN

Chapter 11: GETTING HER COMPOSURE BACK

Chapter 12: A GLIMPSE INTO AN ANCIENT WORLD

Chapter 13: AN EVENING IN ROME

Chapter 14: AN ARCHEOLOGICAL DIG

Chapter 15: SEEING THE SIGHTS IN ROME

Chapter 16: VISITING ROME’S CHURCHES

Chapter 17: AN EVENING AT PIAZZA NAVONA

Chapter 18: PREPARING FOR THE WEDDING

Chapter 19: THE CEREMONY

Chapter 20: FATHER ROBERTO ADVISES

Chapter 21: THE PERSUASIVE ARTIST

Chapter 22: A LONG GOOD-BYE

Chapter 23: CONFRONTING A HARD REALITY INTO NIGHT

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