The Wine Seekers [MultiFormat]
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eBook by Linda Bilodeau
eBook Category: Romance
eBook Description: A shattered dream, a guarded family secret, and forbidden love take Nicola Romolo on a perilous quest to reclaim his family's fortune. Before dying, Nicola's father reveals a long held family secret. But Nicola's dream of claiming their family's wealth is shattered when his secret love affair with his boss' daughter is discovered. After losing his job, Nicola moves to Naples, Italy where he accidentally kills the local Don's brother-in-law. With his future at stake, he must find the truth about his family's past or forever forfeit any hope of winning the woman he loves and owning a vineyard.
eBook Publisher: Highland Press/Circles of Gold, Published: 2008, 2008
Fictionwise Release Date: November 2009
"Borrowing a page from William Shakespeare, Bilodeau begins her broad sweeping story nestled in the vineyards of old Italy with a clandestine meeting between Nicola Romolo, the poor tenant farmer of the Tuscany vineyards, and Gianna Silvano, the daughter of the owner. When reading, you can hear the strains of the theme song from The Godfather echoing in your mind as the story spirals from one pivotal point to the next. I enjoyed the vivid descriptions of Tuscan. Would I recommend this story? Certainly. The epic proportions have a grand feel much like a Mario Puza. The central characters Nicola and Gianna are the driving force of this novel that keep you coming back. Would I pick up another novel from Ms. Bilodeau? Yes."--Bluebell, Long and Short Reviews
"This book really shows just how differently people's lives can turn out when all the odds are against them. Linda Bilodeau does a wonderful job of portraying the plight of immigrants, especially Italians to the United States. The Wine Seekers will pull at your heart strings with just how unfair life can be sometimes."Coffee Time Romance & More
They faced each other. Nicola snuggled against her slender body and grew hard as he caressed her cheeks, her breasts, and her soft, rounded thighs. He didn't mind they were in a poor, run-down apartment--he became totally lost in the light shining in her eyes. His kisses ignited their passion as they became one.
"Cara mia, ti voglio," he said as they lay, bodies entwined.
"Ti voglio," she said.
"Maria, I'm sorry about all this."
"Sorry about what?"
"Bringing you here. I know your father wouldn't want to see you living in this squalor."
"Don't worry. He knows, like I do, you'll find your way someday."
He looked in her eyes. "I promise our life will be different and very soon."
"Nicola, my love. I'm not unhappy here. I'm with you, and that's all that matters to me."
He reached for his pants, pulled out a velvet box from a pocket, and opened it. "My father gave me this medallion and I believe it's valuable. He told me my family wasn't always poor. I'm going to find out just what he meant."
She remembered seeing the old medal on the ship and was surprised to hear him talk about it. Suddenly, she realized how much her husband trusted her. "What makes you so sure your father's story is true?"
"Trust me, Maria. He would not have hidden this medallion for so long if there wasn't something to this story. My father was an honest man."
"All the answers are in Italy, Nicola. Not here. You'd have to go back to Montepulciano."
"Perhaps," he said. "Someday, I'm going to have what is rightfully mine and I don't care where I have to go to get what I want."
Maria saw determination in her husband's tired eyes. He'd made many sacrifices for her and had stood by her when she needed him. His yearning became hers and she vowed to help him.