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Bella Fortuna

(2012)
A novel by

 
 
"Sometimes tough, sometimes tender, always heartfelt and honest, Bella Fortuna is a lively,
finely-stitched tale of life and love, family and friendship, and a zest for cose Italiane!"
- Peter Pezzelli, author of Home to Italy

Valentina DeLuca has made hundreds of brides' dreams come true. At Sposa Rosa, the Astoria, New York, boutique where she, her sisters, and their mother design and sew couture knock-off gowns, she can find the perfect style for even the most demanding customer. Now, it's her turn. Valentina has loved Michael Carello ever since he rescued her from a cranky shopkeeper when she was ten years old. He's handsome, chivalrous, and loyal. And in a few weeks, she's going to marry him - in Venice.

But just when she thinks everything is falling into place, Valentina is forced to re-examine her life to see what truly makes her happy. And as she soon learns, in a place as magical as Venice, what seems like misfortune can turn out to be anything but, although who knows what may be waiting around the next corner? The chance to enjoy a moonlit gondola ride, to sip Prosecco in St. Mark's Square, to eat mouthwatering gelato, to put aside "sensible" for once and see where the warm Italian breezes guide her as she visits all the sights she's dreamed of: The Doge's Palace, Il Rialto, the little islands of Murano and Burano. And maybe, along the way, to discover that bella fortuna - good luck - isn't what you're given, but what you make.

"Chiofalo brings the Italian immigrant community and neighborhoods richly to life."
- Publishers Weekly

"Well-drawn characters . . . A charmer."
- BookPage

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May 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: Bella Fortuna
Author(s): Rosanna Chiofalo
ISBN: 1-4967-1638-8 / 978-1-4967-1638-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Kensington
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August 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: Bella Fortuna
Author(s): Rosanna Chiofalo
ISBN: 0-7582-6653-7 / 978-0-7582-6653-8 (USA edition)
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Audio Editions

February 2013 : USA Audio Cassette

Title: Bella Fortuna
Author(s): Rosanna Chiofalo
ISBN: 1-4708-4093-6 / 978-1-4708-4093-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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October 2012 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Bella Fortuna
Author(s): Rosanna Chiofalo
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.
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September 2012 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Bella Fortuna
Author(s): Rosanna Chiofalo
ISBN: 1-4708-3763-3 / 978-1-4708-3763-1 (USA edition)
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September 2012 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Bella Fortuna
Author(s): Rosanna Chiofalo
ISBN: 1-4708-3764-1 / 978-1-4708-3764-8 (USA edition)
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September 2012 : USA MP3 CD
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Title: Bella Fortuna
Author(s): Rosanna Chiofalo
ISBN: 1-4708-3766-8 / 978-1-4708-3766-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
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Kindle Editions

August 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Bella Fortuna
Author(s): Rosanna Chiofalo
Publisher: Kensington
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