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Bride Needs Groom
Mia Calogera needs a husband fast. If she is to keep in her Grandfathers will and living in the means she is accustomed to she has to marry before her 30th birthday. Gramps even volunteers to bring a groom from Sicily for her to marry. Mia is determined that she will do things her way and flies to Las Vegas to marry a man she has only met on the internet. They have exchanged emails, photos and chats but, never met in person. Dominick is shocked wh...
Hello It's Me
Warner, Mar 2005, 6.50, 400 pp. ISBN: 044661453X Since Andre, her spouse of ten years, passed away about a year ago, Annie Harlowe has hidden her need to grieve her loss because she knows she must remain strong for her two children six years old Milo and four years old Trixie. She brings in money by baking cookies for Merlin's Catering, but the bills are overwhelming. Her only self indulgence is keeping her husband's cell phone account so that ...
Mike, Mike, and Me
Mike Mike and Me centers around a woman named Beau who finds herself close to forty and feeling burned out by her life. Dealing with a distant husband and a boring life in the suburbs, Beau is surprised to receive a flirty email from her ex boyfriend, Mike. Back in the day Beau was torn between two men, both of whom were named Mike. Beau married one of the Mikes and dumped the other one. Beau takes the reader on a walk down memory lane as she rev...
Once Upon a Blind Date
Warner, Mar 2004, 5.99, 336 pp. ISBN: 044661176X In New York City, Dominic Chickalini and Maggie O'Mulligan are best buddies even if she becomes upset when he wants her to do wifely things like picking up his cleaning. She informs her pal that he needs a spouse and decides to find him one. In lower Manhattan, Charlie Kennely and Julie Purello are best buddies. As a relationship advice columnist Charlie believes that Julie's life is all work ...

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Slightly Settled
Red Dress Ink, Feb2004, 12.95, 320 pp. ISBN 037325047 Tracey Spadolini left her family in a small upstate town in New York to be with Will in the Red Apple. They were together for three years and she was hoping he would ask her to marry him but instead he dumps her for another woman. She gets so depressed that she starts seeing a psychiatrist who prescribes anti-depressants for her, causing her to lose close to fifty pounds. Now she is slender ...
Slightly Single
Red Dress, Jan 2001, 12.95, 288 pp. ISBN: 0373250134 Twenty-four years old Tracey Spedolini lives in a crummy New York efficiency. She works as a secretary in a crummy ad agency where her boss takes advantage of her. She is fifty pounds overweight and in love with a drop dead gorgeous wannabe actor. After three years with Will, Tracey retains true, but Will rejects any commitment to her. He is doing summer stock in a small town, but...
The Nine Month Plan (Literature)
Nina was just a little girl when her mother passed away and she took over the responsibility of raising her brothers. Now, her youngest brother is finally getting ready to head off to college in just a matter of months. When that happens, Nina can finally escape and travel the world like she always dreamed about. Joey is Ninas best friend since childhood. They were always there for each other no matter what happened. Nina was there for him the night ...
The Nine Month Plan (Romance)
Warner, Aug 2003, 5.99, 407 pp. ISBN: 0446611751 In Queens, New York, Nina Chickalini is weary and wants to simply escape from her home and her borough to the French Riviera instead of the Rockaways or Jones Beach. She is tired having raised her younger siblings after their mother left for heaven and achy from filling in at the family pizzeria. However, Nina suffers from a responsibility bone so when her pal Joey Materi asks a favor she knows...


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