On the Shelf… in Two Parts…

Just a mid month suggestion for a good satisfying reads. I’ll follow next week with a Beach Bag book also, but wanted to get you a two for one

From Rosanna Chiofalo comes two books, I have read and enjoyed both of them.


Carissima tells the story of Pia Santore and the New York and Astoria, Queens neighborhoods that she moves in. There’s Rome and a  famous movie star named Francesca who mysteriously appears in the neighborhood, hounded by paparazzi and hiding a secret. Carissima really is a “dearest one” of a book.


And I loved the story of Valentina in Bella Fortuna. I loved her sisters, her mother, the wedding dresses, going to Venice, everything!

Both books would be wonderful for a long plane trip…especially if headed to Italy! Ciao!

Rosanna Chiofalo is a first-generation Italian American whose parents emigrated from Sicily to New York in the early 1960s. She is the author of Bella Fortuna and is currently hard at work writing her next novel. She and her husband live in New York City.

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