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Tiziana Manoretti is an only child in her late twenties blessed with loving parents, a promising career, and a best friend who fiercely protects her. When her mother falls seriously ill and the relationship between her parents becomes suddenly strained, a carefully hidden family secret is revealed and Tiziana's seemingly idealistic world is turned upside down.
After discovering she was born in a Naples orphanage and subsequently given up for adoption, Tiziana sets out for the small town of Gaeta in an attempt to find her birth parents. Meanwhile, her best friend Christopher is sending her mixed messages, causing her to wonder if there is more to their relationship than just companionship. As she becomes intertwined with a handful of interesting characters who help her uncover her past, Tiziana needs to decide whether her feelings for Christopher are deeper than she realizes. She discovers herself and others all while her family's resilience and love for one another is tested when confronted with a shocking truth.
The answers lie in a box found in a closet in Italy, and Tiziana must determine if she wants to embrace the heartache and the pain from her past in order to learn forgiveness and find peace in the future.
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Laura Fabiani has a degree in Special Care Counseling, a diploma in Writing for Children and Teenagers, and divides her time between taking care of her family, sharing in a worldwide Bible education program, and helping authors promote their books through her companies iRead Book Tours and Italy Book Tours. She lives with her husband and two children in Montreal, Quebec.
Innocents Abroad collide with La Dolce Vita when the author and her husband arrive in the ancient city of Rome fresh from the depths of Oregon.
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Book Title: Coins in the Fountain: A Memoir of Rome by Judith Works
Category: Adult non-fiction, 283 pages
Genre: Memoir / Travel Memoir
Release date: January 2016
Tour dates: February 29 to March 18, 2016
Content Rating: PG
Innocents Abroad collide with La Dolce Vita when the author and her husband arrive in the ancient city of Rome fresh from the depths of Oregon. While the author endeavored to learn the folkways of the United Nations, her husband tangled with unfamiliar vegetables in a valiant effort to learn to cook Italian-style. In between, they attended weddings, enjoyed a close-up with the pope, tried their hands at grape harvesting, and savored country weekends where the ancient Etruscans still seemed to be lurking. Along the way they made many unforgettable friends including the countess with a butt-reducing machine and a count who served as a model for naked statues of horsemen in his youth.
But not everything was wine and wonders. Dogs in the doctor’s exam room, neighbors in the apartment in the middle of the night, an auto accident with the military police, a dangerous fall in the subway, too many interactions with an excitable landlord, snakes and unexploded bombs on a golf course, and a sinking sailboat, all added more seasoning to the spaghetti sauce of their life.
Their story begins with a month trying to sleep on a cold marble floor wondering why they came to Rome. It ends with a hopeful toss of coins in the Trevi Fountain to ensure their return to the Eternal City for visits. Ten years of pasta, vino, and the sweet life weren’t enough.
Part memoir, part travelogue, Coins in the Fountain will amuse and intrigue you with the stories of food, friends, and the adventures of a couple who ran away to join the circus (the Circus Maximus, that is).
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Life was routine until the author decided to get a law degree. Then a chance meeting led her to run away to the Circus (Maximus) – actually to the United Nations office next door – where she worked as an attorney in the HR department and entered the world of expat life in Rome.
Her publishing credits include a memoir about ten years in Italy titled Coins in the Fountain, a novel about expats in Rome, City of Illusions, and flash fiction in literary magazines. She continues to travel in her spare time, having fitted in over 100 countries. And when she is in Rome, she always tosses a coin in the Trevi Fountain to ensure another visit.
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Feb 29 - Words And Peace - guest post / giveaway
Feb 29 - #redhead.with.book - guest post / giveaway
March 1 - Jaquo Lifestyle Magazine - guest post
March 1 - Notes From Verona - author interview
March 2 - Working Mommy Journal - giveaway
March 2 - Rockin' Book Reviews - guest post / giveaway
March 3 - Library of Clean Reads - giveaway
March 3 - Essentially Italian - giveaway
March 4 - Heidi's Wanderings - guest post
March 7 - A Holland Reads - author interview / giveaway
March 7 - Olio by Marilyn - author interview / giveaway
March 8 - A Mama's Corner of the World - guest post
March 9 - Svetlana's Reads and Views - author interview
March 10 - The Cheshire Cat's Looking Glass - giveaway
March 11 - T's Stuff - author interview / giveaway
March 14 - Ali - The Dragon Slayer - guest post / giveaway
March 15 - Corinne Rodrigues - author interview / giveaway
March 16 - 3 Partners in Shopping Nana, Mommy , + Sissy, Too ! - giveaway
March 16 - Just One More Chapter - guest post
March 17 - Deal Sharing Aunt - author interview / giveaway
March 18 - Tropical 7107 Islands - author interview
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