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Abruzzo Intrigue (Hardy Durkin Series) by Bluette Matthey
This is one for Italophile fans of the
vicarious-vacation sub-genre of mystery books. Readers travel to
Italy's central-eastern Abruzzo region and visit many of the top
sights along with a hiking tour caught up in the crime capers of
various persons in Abru...

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Accused by Mark Toscano
In Accused, the reader meets the
Corsaro brothers, Fabrizio and Roberto. The brothers alternate the
telling of the crime story in a first person narration. Fabrizio, a
self-indulgent, superficial, sadistic man is one character I did not
enjoy reading from...

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Living in Italy, The Real Deal
The ex-pats in this memoirs about
moving to Italy come from The Netherlands. The couple purchased a
property and renovated it into their new home, and two rental
properties to provide an income in their adopted land. European
Union legislation makes their...

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Omnibus Italian Romance and Passion by Jayne Castel
These are four realistic-feeling tales
whose romantic stories begin, as many modern love stories do, with
passion and a strong physical attraction. However each couple
featured in the stories has the potential build their relationship
into a more loving an...

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A Very Blessed Christmas Coloring Book by Robin Mead
This is a book designed to entertain
coloring-artists during the holiday season. There is a psychedelic
look to the images at times, but that is the case with many coloring
books aimed at adults. The book would appeal to teens and tweens
too. The images a...

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Return to Umbria (Rick Montoya Italian Mystery) by David P. Wagner
Rick Montoya is back in his fourth
Italian Mystery. Half Italian and half pure New Mexican (his
American wild west idea of justice at the end of the book could be
considered proof of that), Rick makes a living as an interpreter and
translator in Italy (if ...

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Giulia Goes to War (Legacy of Honor Series) by Joan Leotta
Looking for a gift for a hyphenated
Italian tween or teen? Or know an adult who enjoys clean historical
fiction featuring hyphenated Italians? If yes, then this series of
novellas may be for you. The author has four books in her Legacy of
Honor Series , ...

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The Girl From Venice by Martin Cruz Smith
This is one for male readers and those
few female readers who enjoy Raymond Chandler books and the film
Casablanca. The author uses the hard-boiled style to present a
tough-guy love story set in the era when Italy went truly, totally
bonkers: the end of W...

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Not My Mother's Kitchen by Rob Chirico
This is a combination memoirs and
cookbook by a self-taught Italian-American chef who was inspired by a
trip to Italy to create meals that combine the fresh taste of Italian
cooking with some classic tastes of American cooking. The references
for on-line s...

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Death of the Duchess by Elizabeth Eyre
This book, the first in a series of six
books, is for Italophile fans of historical mysteries, in this case
set during the Italian Renaissance in north-central Italy. I loved
the intelligent writing that did not talk down to the reader. I
found it highly ...
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