Rosamanti

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Rosamanti

Noelle Clark takes readers on a brilliant escape to Capri with this lovely contemporary story. I would have liked to read an excerpt from her mystery novel as it sounded like it would be a delightful story. Sarah is a strong, multi-layered heroine and I enjoyed watching her meeting the new person she was becoming. Pietro is the epitome of a gorgeous Italian and to me I sometimes thought he was a little too good to be true I honestly kept expecting him to surprise me. I wonder if this says more about me than the book but with the romantic suspense tag I kept waiting for the unexpected. This was more a story of self-discovery than a romantic suspense but it was enjoyable none the less. I enjoyed the supporting characters and the gorgeous descriptions. This was a very budget-friendly way to visit one of the world's most beautiful destinations. I had no trouble feeling as if I too were cutting across the water to discover a hidden treasure or winding up a precarious road to reach my future.

Best selling mystery author Sarah Halliman is looking to relight her creative spark and she doesn't know how until she comes a newspaper ad to lease an isolated villa on Capri. Hoping Italy will restore her joy of life she is surprised to find herself a new love and a great mystery involving history and buried treasure. But will the past ruin her bright new future?


Book Blurb for Rosamanti

Fate drew her to Rosamanti. Love made her stay…

After the death of her husband, best-selling mystery author Sarah Halliman has lost her desire for just about everything. Desperate to break out of her funk and rediscover herself, she answers a newspaper advertisement—For lease: Isolated villa on Capri, Italy. Must love cats. Traveling alone to the beautiful island of Capri, she locates Villa Rosamanti, a gorgeous 400-year-old dwelling nestled in the hillside of Monte Tiberio. Above it lies Villa Jovis, the 2000-year-old villa of Emperor Tiberius, ripe with history and intrigue.

Sarah soon discovers a strong resonance with Rosamanti and its gardens and quirky pets. She begins to feel a deep connection to Elena Lombardi, the deceased owner. But it’s not just the villa Sarah’s fallen in love with. Elena’s grandson, Pietro, is handsome and charming, the epitome of the passionate Italian. His dream is to own a restaurant of his own, but such dreams are for wealthier men.

Between the sparks that Pietro kindles in Sarah’s heart—and her kitchen—and the mystery of nearby Villa Jovis, Sarah’s muse begins to stir. She senses stories in the ancient stones, and romance in the phosphorescent blue waters of the Blue Grotto. But when her curiosity takes her to Elena’s library, a child’s notes and maps lead Sarah to a mystery that could be the answer to everyone’s prayers—or perhaps, be the destruction of everything they hold dear…


Night Owl Reviews Jan, 2014 3.00