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Cherished Destiny
This is a story about a young and na´ve woman who is awed and infatuated with a suave and handsome rich screenwriter, and eventually her love is returned, but complications arise in the form of his marriage to another woman. Blair is a pretty, educated young Canadian woman who leaves Nova Scotia for Belgrade, Yugoslavia (now capital of Serbia - this book was written in the 80s), when she is accepted for a startling glamorous job. Academy Award-winning sc...
The Sicilian Amulet
Five Star, Mar 2004, 26.95, 300 pp. ISBN: 1594141819 In 1990 Art History major at Vassar, Jane Holland journeys to Italy with her two friends. Before leaving, her mother warns her to stay away from Sicily especially their relatives. However, Jane feels an urge to continue her journey after departing from her friends so she goes to Palermo where her mom's best friend Claudia Donzini and her spouse Baron Aldo take the American into their home. ...