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CarissimaWithout Erica Though the neighborhood has an abundance of appeal including the delectable confections sold at her Aunt Antoniella’s bakery the pain of losing Erica a few years ago still feels fresh Pia’s arrival coincides with an unexpected sighting Italian movie icon Francesca Donata is rud to be staying nearby every bit as voluptuous and divaesue as in her heyday With the help of a handsome local artist with ties to Francesca’s family Pia convinces the. I'm really not sure how this book got such a high rating The characters were so stale and the story predictable I found it pretty boring

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From Rosanna Chiofalo comes a sumptuous new novel that sweeps readers from the Italian American enclave of Astoria New York to the stunning vistas of Rome and introduces two very different women in a story of friendship love and destiny In college Pia Santore had dreamed of going to New York and taking the Big Apple by storm with her younger sister Erica Instead Pia has arrived in Astoria ueens with a prestigious journalism internship at a celebrity magazineand. I won this book from a contest on GoodreadsFrancesca Donata a once very famous Italian silver screen star has become a recluse for the past ten years But one day she receives a letter to beckon Francesca to come to Astoria ueens and she accepts this offer When she arrives she goes directly to the house of Guiliana Tesca where a crowd has gathered as Francesca has been spottedPia Santore was brought up by her American father and Italian mother in San Diego with Pia her sister Erica and brother Kyle But when Pia turns 21 Erica died in a drowning accident and Pia experiences panic attacks and she knew until the attacks stopped she would never get over the loss of her sister Pia accepts a job in New York at a high profile magazine and is staying with her aunt in Astoria ueens for the summer For the first few weeks her job consisted mostly of 'grunt work' and when she heard Francesca Donata is visiting a neighbour of her Aunts she hopes to get some pictures and somehow get to her for an interview to help launch her career Then it was discovered Francesca and Guiliana are actually sisters much to everyone's surpriseTwo different women years apart from each other in different walks of life learn secrets of each other lives and a common thread that brings them together or tears them apartAuthor Rosanna Chiofalo does an expert job in putting this masterpiece together I could not put this book down until I read the very last page I will be following this brilliant writer throughout her career

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Carissima Summary â eBook, PDF or Kindle ePUB ☆ From Rosanna Chiofalo comes a sumptuous new novel that sweeps readers from the Italian American enclave of Astoria New York to the stunning vistas of Rome and introduces two very different women—in a story of friendship love and destiny In college Pia Santore had dreamed of going to NeLegend to grant her a series of interviews even traveling to her house in Rome In the eternal city Pia begins to unearth the truth behind the star’s fabled romances and tangled past And here too where beauty and history mingle in every breathtaking view and hope shimmers in the Trevi fountain and on the Spanish Steps Pia gradually learns how to love and when to let go For when in Rome you may find your carrisima your dearest one and you may even find yoursel. I loved this book My one word description would be “delightful” I’m ready to spend time in Astoria New York and Rome Italy eating shopping and experiencing the culture The author does great job creating a very real sense of place In addition the major characters are all well developed The story is told in alternating chapters from the point of view of the two main characters Pia a young woman interning for the summer at a celebrity magazine and Francesca a retired Italian star of the silver screen Both woman have a strong voice as they tell their intertwined story and slowly share the secrets of their past I was amazed at how uickly I was immersed in the story and how hard it was to put downPia put her life on hold three years ago when her younger sister died She is finally pursuing her dream of becoming a journalist by interning at a magazine in New York for the summer It is definitely an eye opening experience think The Devil Wore Prada She is living with her aunt who immigrated from Italy many years ago and now runs an Italian bakery in Astoria New York Shortly after Pia arrives a rumor spread through the neighborhood that a retired famous movie star Francesca Donata has been seen at the local “mansion” nicest home in the area The rumors are true Francesca is visiting her estranged sister in hopes of reconciling Pia runs into an attractive young man Gregory one evening as he is leaving the house He turns out to be the son of an artist who painted Francesca years ago Francesca wants Gregory to paint her portrait Pia and Gregory begin dating and with his help Pia arranges to interview Francesca for the magazine Pia hopes this will be the big break that sets off her career Through much heartbreak and coming to grips with the past both women are able to move on with their lives and find forgiveness and love