Sunday, May 16, 2010

Romanzo: Love and Corruption Italian Style

So, the question was, what are you reading at the moment, and what made you choose it. This is what I am reading at the moment:

Romanzo: Love and Corruption Italian Style
by Angela Montgomery
Available from Amazon.com

In the Milan of the early 1990s awash with corruption scandals, rational young architect Marco Fontana befriends scatty, struggling actress, Marsya Wells who comes to his city to teach English. While Marco's career is maneuvered into murky associations, Marsya is sucked into the entourage of a corrupt entrepreneur and his manipulative political movement. Marco struggles to heed his emotions as he tries to prevent Marsya stumbling towards destruction.


Now, why I am reading this.... Well, mostly because I have a never-ending love affair with Italy happening, and I can't seem to get enough of it. Plus, this book is very, very good. It's a romance but not a love story - quote directly from the author herself. It's intriguing, engaging, and very well written, which adds wonderful things to any book as we all know.

I ran across this one via one of my Italian friends on Twitter. I spotted the name of the book and started looking into it. Quickly discovered the website and read more about the novel, and knew I wanted to read it. Imagine my surprise when the author was in touch with me later that day. This one is coming out in eBook format in July, and is currently available in paperback at Amazon. Worked the reverse of what we usually see... Anyway, I am really enjoying this one. It's a very honest and unexpected kind of romance, but it's hard to put down!! I'd recommend it to anyone who likes a really solid and strong story. It's dark in places, light in others - but is always great reading. I'm about half-way through it, it's less than 200 pages, and I know I'll be reading it again.

As you can see, there's a very eye-catching cover on it, too! You can find out more about it, and read about the author here: http://www.romanzo.ws/Romanzo/Home.html


12 comments:

  1. I, for one, love your affair with Italy and all things Italian. :) Keep the passion coming!

    Hugs
    Colleen

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  2. Thank you, Colleen.... I never know where it's going to lead me next, or who it will take me to, but it's always wonderful!!!

    Hugs back,
    Denyse

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  3. Sounds fascinating actually I am truly impressed with your knowledge and unbounded love of someplace...someday you will get there.

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  4. A most intriguing book. I will have to locate it. All things Italian are synonymous with passion. Viva la dolce vita, sempre.

    Emma
    Random Acts of Sex and Romance Blog

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  5. Thank you so much, Brigit - it is a country with so much... the culture, the language, the passion of the people... how can anyone not love it? One day... I hope. Until then, it's just a part of my heart lives there.

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  6. Very interesting book choice, Denyse, and some very well-written comments and reasons for choosing it. I'm going to have to look this one up.

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  7. Thank you, Roberta. It's a great book, and one that anyone can enjoy and learn something from, for me that's always a real bonus. Thank you for coming by, I appreciate it, always.

    Hugs, Denyse

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  8. I'm half Italian, Gotta love Italy. Florence was my favorite place to visit. My friend and I(we were 21yrs old at the time) had the opportunity to live with a family for four weeks there while we took a class to learn how to speak Italian. Unfortunately, I do not have an ear for languages. The teacher was a sweetheart, but I'm sure she was glad I wouldn't be staying in her country and slaughtering the beautiful language. lol

    The book sounds interesting. I like the book cover, too.

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  9. Hi, Karen! I am hoping so much to visit Florence later this year - there is someone very special waiting there for me! ;) I agree, the language is a thing of absolute beauty - and I hope I don't murder it when I attempt to speak... though I suspect that's likely... Thank God for the beauty and charm of Italia and the amazing people there.

    The book, and the author, are wonderful!! It's a striking cover, too, I agree.

    Thanks for stopping by!
    Blessings Always,
    Denyse

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  10. I have to agree with everyone else who loves all things Italian. This sounds like an intriguing story!

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