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    Paperback ☆ Bella Fortuna Kindle Á brides dreams come true At Sposa Rosa, the Astoria, New York, boutique where she, her sisters, and their mother design and sew couture knock off gowns, she can find the perfect style for even the most demanding customer Now, it s her turn Valentina has loved Michael Carello ever since he rescued her from a cranky shopkeeper when she was ten years old He s handsome, chivalrous, and loyal And in a few weeks, she s going to marry him in VeniceBut just when she thinks everything is falling into place, Valentina is forced to re examine her life to see what truly makes her happy And as she soon learns, in a place as magical as Venice, what seems like misfortune can turn out to be anything but, although who knows what may be waiting around the next corner The chance to enjoy a moonlit gondola ride, to sip Prosecco in St Mark s Square, to eat mouthwatering gelato, to put aside sensible for once and see where the warm Italian breezes guide her as she visits all the sights she s dreamed of The Doge s Palace, Il Rialto, the little islands of Murano and Burano And maybe, along the way, to discover that Bella Fortuna good luck isn t what you re given, but what you make."/>
  • Paperback
  • 368 pages
  • Bella Fortuna
  • Rosanna Chiofalo
  • English
  • 10 July 2017
  • 0758266537

Bella Fortuna❰PDF / Epub❯ ☄ Bella Fortuna Author Rosanna Chiofalo – Essayreview.co.uk In this warm, enchanting debut novel, Rosanna Chiofalo evokes the extraordinary beauty of Venice, the charm of a close knit New York neighborhood, and the joys of friendship, family, and surprising se In this warm, enchanting debut novel, Rosanna Chiofalo evokes the extraordinary beauty of Venice, the charm of a close knit New York neighborhood, and the joys of friendship, family, and surprising second chancesValentina DeLuca has made hundreds of brides dreams come true At Sposa Rosa, the Astoria, New York, boutique where she, her sisters, and their mother design and sew couture knock off gowns, she can find the perfect style for even the most demanding customer Now, it s her turn Valentina has loved Michael Carello ever since he rescued her from a cranky shopkeeper when she was ten years old He s handsome, chivalrous, and loyal And in a few weeks, she s going to marry him in VeniceBut just when she thinks everything is falling into place, Valentina is forced to re examine her life to see what truly makes her happy And as she soon learns, in a place as magical as Venice, what seems like misfortune can turn out to be anything but, although who knows what may be waiting around the next corner The chance to enjoy a moonlit gondola ride, to sip Prosecco in St Mark s Square, to eat mouthwatering gelato, to put aside sensible for once and see where the warm Italian breezes guide her as she visits all the sights she s dreamed of The Doge s Palace, Il Rialto, the little islands of Murano and Burano And maybe, along the way, to discover that Bella Fortuna good luck isn t what you re given, but what you make.


About the Author: Rosanna Chiofalo

Rosanna Chiofalo is a first generation Italian American whose parents emigrated from Sicily to New York in the early s She is the author of Bella Fortuna, Carissima, Stella Mia, Rosalia s Bittersweet Pastry Shop, and the novella Seven Days of Christmas which appears in the WHEN THE SNOW FALLS collection She lives with her husband in New York City Visit RosannaChiofalo.


10 thoughts on “Bella Fortuna

  1. says:

    Great book from a first time author.I admit, I won this book in a give away on some other site and it was sitting on my shelf for a few weeks before I read it.Actually, what got me to read this book was the hot headed, very rude and hateful review by Amy S Foster Yes, a one star review got me to take notice and see what all the emotion and hateful rudeness was all about.I am at the other end of the spectrum and loved this book The characters were interesting and funny at times The story was Great book from a first time author.I admit, I won this book in a give away on some other site and it was sitting on my shelf for a few weeks before I read it.Actually, what got me to read this book was the hot headed, very rude and hateful review by Amy S Foster Yes, a one star review got me to take notice and see what all the emotion and hateful rudeness was all about.I am at the other end of the spectrum and loved this book The characters were interesting and funny at times The story was fun, light hearted, charming, and a pure joy to read.Had this been the author s tenth book, I might have given it 4 stars, but for a first time novelist Bravo to you Ms Chiofalo 5 stars on a great first novel.I understand not everyone will agree on everything Negative reviews when tastefully done give potential readers insight into a book.Positive reviews give readers a chance to want to buy the book.When someone admits they ve only read 10 pages, well, that can t really be considered a valued review now can it I read the ENTIRE book, not just 10 pages I look forward tobooks by this author despite the celebrity reviews.Thank you Ms Chiofalo for a wonderful read

  2. says:

    As an author, I rarely talk smack about books because I know how hard it is to not only write one but to get one published I hate having to do this because I am sure the author is a lovely person and it s heartbreaking to read negative reviews if she s smart she ll avoid them altogether But her acknowledgement page went on for pages She thanked everyone in the world It was off putting I got to page 10 before I had to put it down She writes like english is not her first language Her phr As an author, I rarely talk smack about books because I know how hard it is to not only write one but to get one published I hate having to do this because I am sure the author is a lovely person and it s heartbreaking to read negative reviews if she s smart she ll avoid them altogether But her acknowledgement page went on for pages She thanked everyone in the world It was off putting I got to page 10 before I had to put it down She writes like english is not her first language Her phrases are awkward For example she says of NY Probably nowhere else in the world will you encounter as many people from different ethnic, socioeconomic and religious backgrounds well, except for at an airport Clumsy Then she goes on to be completely racist as she talks about the Asian who runs a store she visits as a child and chides her with She here every day Hide in back Teenk I no see I no idi uht She never buy anyteeng She steal Who does that It s like busking on the corner in blackface.This author has been in the publishing industry for twenty years I can only assume it s her connections that helped get this book published Hey, all thepower to her It s hard to get published But on a practical level, I would have to advise anyone who is interested in reading this book to get it at the library If you pay for it, you may well be disappointed

  3. says:

    Where do I begin I devoured this book not because of the high intensity interest in the storyline, but because I am too stubborn to start something and discontinue Actually, I didn t devour this book, I gulped it down This book was a bad book It pains me to call a book bad, but this was just a bad book From the atrocious grammar mistakes to the terrible description and lack of growth of characters to the redundant and useless information, I have so many issues with this book Since I can go Where do I begin I devoured this book not because of the high intensity interest in the storyline, but because I am too stubborn to start something and discontinue Actually, I didn t devour this book, I gulped it down This book was a bad book It pains me to call a book bad, but this was just a bad book From the atrocious grammar mistakes to the terrible description and lack of growth of characters to the redundant and useless information, I have so many issues with this book Since I can go on forever about the bad aspects of this book, the good in it is worth mentioning.There were many story lines in this book Had they been developed properly andsincere, this book would have actually been good.The descriptions of Venice were nice and felt like real writing.The description of the wedding planning was not executed properly, but the pieces about the gown making business were good.The touch of coziness in this book was nice Had it been enhanced and had a littlecharm, this book would have been warm and welcoming.Overall, this book has two stars because it really does have potential The story lines are entertaining and touched on various topics but still need a tremendous amount of development.Put simply, this book needs a Simon Cowell who will rip it apart and then put it back together in a significantly better way than before

  4. says:

    I had higher hopes for this book than it was capable of delivering, unfortunately With some strict editing it could have been salvaged, even if it does fall into the girl disappointed in love, travels, finds herself and a new romance trope As it is, there s way too much extraneous description and nonessential information about the characters clogging up the text And despite the book prominently displaying an illustration of a Venetian scene on its cover, it takes a full 2 3 of the book to e I had higher hopes for this book than it was capable of delivering, unfortunately With some strict editing it could have been salvaged, even if it does fall into the girl disappointed in love, travels, finds herself and a new romance trope As it is, there s way too much extraneous description and nonessential information about the characters clogging up the text And despite the book prominently displaying an illustration of a Venetian scene on its cover, it takes a full 2 3 of the book to even get there and not even all of that final third is spent there

  5. says:

    Bella Fortuna by Rosana Chiofolo ARC Supplied by Publisher This was one of the most romantic books I have read so far this year It is not a novel that mistakes sex for romance in fact, there is only one sexual scene and it is hot without being vulgar This is a debut novel and I see that the author still has some seasoning she needs to do, but for a first wow I can t wait to see what Ms Chiafalo will do for an encore This is a book of second chances, of close Italian American families, o Bella Fortuna by Rosana Chiofolo ARC Supplied by Publisher This was one of the most romantic books I have read so far this year It is not a novel that mistakes sex for romance in fact, there is only one sexual scene and it is hot without being vulgar This is a debut novel and I see that the author still has some seasoning she needs to do, but for a first wow I can t wait to see what Ms Chiafalo will do for an encore This is a book of second chances, of close Italian American families, of love, friendship and enemies It is also a small peek into the bridal industry and the making of what should be the perfect gown Set in the ethnic area of Astoria Queens New York, we follow a mother, Olivia, and daughter, Valentina, as they fall in love both the first time AND the second time The story mostly concentrates around Valentina and her upcoming wedding to Michael I will not bore you with my synopsis since the perfect one has already been written I will tell you that Ms Chiofolo has managed to capture that bustling area perfectly and has written some of the most complex and likable characters that I have read in a long time She has also managed to capture the heartache that comes from losing the one you love to either death or deceit.I love happy endings , and as romance readers, many of us are used to them and sometimes take them for granted However in Ms Chiofolo s novel I wasn t positive I was going to get a happy ending and I didn t even care The story just captivated me and I would have went anywhere the author chose to take me without even a whimper

  6. says:

    It s rare that I will give a book just one star, particularly a book that centers around Italian culture I am such a fan of Italian authors like Mariana Fiorato and Adriana Tringiani that I thought I might enjoy this book as well Sadly, I was mistaken Not only was the writing clunky, but the plot lines were absolutely ridiculous Skip this one.

  7. says:

    The writing was so forced and awkward and the travel descriptions were overdone and felt like they were lifted from Fodor s I liked the bridal industry as a backdrop, but this was way too corny for me I found myself scanning parts that were just too dull

  8. says:

    Insipiddon t botherI only finished it because I m a tightwad and I bought it before coming to Italy Terrible.

  9. says:

    Can I rate this zero stars Sheesh, I ll never get the hours wasted reading this book back.

  10. says:

    Author Rosanna ChiofaloPublished By KensingtonAge Recommended AdultReviewed By Arlena DeanBook Blog For GMTARating 5Review Bella Fortuna by Rosanna Chiofalo was a good chit lit fiction romance I found this novel of a Italian American Family who lived in Queens but also there is some twist in this journey of the story that end up in in Venice The main character Valentina the oldest sister , with her mom Olivia Sera and sisters Connie Rita are the owners of a bridal shop called S Author Rosanna ChiofaloPublished By KensingtonAge Recommended AdultReviewed By Arlena DeanBook Blog For GMTARating 5Review Bella Fortuna by Rosanna Chiofalo was a good chit lit fiction romance I found this novel of a Italian American Family who lived in Queens but also there is some twist in this journey of the story that end up in in Venice The main character Valentina the oldest sister , with her mom Olivia Sera and sisters Connie Rita are the owners of a bridal shop called Sposa Rosa We find from the read that Valentina is preparing for her Dream Wedding with Michael who has been the man of her dreams that is to take place in Italy in the month of June However, Michael two months before the wedding had different ideas like changing his mind Now just what was really up with that Remember when he came into the shop while Valentina was trying on her wedding dress and he stood there looking and Oliver yells. Malocchio Malocchio get out It s bad luck forever Was it Well, poor Valentina life is now turned upside down again.Now, the setting moves on to Italy with all of its art and historyand all I can say is this author really makes you feel that Italy is a beautiful romantic place to be especially for a wedding with all of its happiness and perfection I must say the decriptions that this author gave the reader of Italy made me even want to visit this magical place We find that Valentina has decided to take a vacation for three weeksyes to Italy Did she enjoy herself in Italy What will happen to poor Valentina now, this is the part when I will say you must pick up Bella Fortuna to see what is in store for her Will Valentina learn to live and love again and what was going on with Olivia s mom with her first love What had happened to Tracy Was Bella Fortuna somewhat predictable Yes, but that is OK because I still enjoyed this novel because it held my attention until the end I found the characters to be well developed and believable bringing each page to life with sadness and even happiness.I found the storyline of Bella Fortuna was wonderful and the romance was a fantastic read especially the Italy visit and would I recommend this readYes

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