Romance, a bit of suspense, the history of Italy, and numerous recipes combine to create a story about love, food, and life – Italian American style.
Meet Janine Fiori, Food Journalist and Cooking Instructor Passionate   about   her   work,   Janine   is   thrilled   when   she   receives   an   invitation   to   a   weeklong   conference   on Italian   food.   For   the   past   year,   an   exclusive   contract   to   develop   recipes   for   a   prestigious   Italian   food   producer has   kept   her   busy   and   in   the   limelight.   Janine   also   keeps   busy   researching   and   writing   about    –   another   passion   her Italian heritage, and the food, culture, and history of Italy. As   she   wonders   about   some   of   the   chefs   who   may   attend   the   conference,   her   mind   drifts   to   a   former   lover   and further   back   to   recollections   of   a   wedding   that   was   to   have   been   the   start   of   her   dream,   but   ended   in disappointment. The   day   of   the   opening   night   ceremony   begins   with   anticipation   and   excitement   about   the   conference,   but   the appearance   of   the   one   man   who   captured   her   heart   brings   a   flood   of   memories   and   mixed   feelings.   Can   Janine trust again and allow love back into her life or should she enjoy the attention of several new admirers? The   East   End   of   Long   Island   sets   the   scene   for   Janine’s   adventure   of   a   culinary   tour   of   Italy,   a   journey   into   her past, an exploration of her conflicting emotions, and discovering what holds the key to her heart.
“Very interesting. It is a perfect way to promote our country.” Antonio Mascello, Lapam Federimpresa (an association of food artisans) Modena, Italy
“When the characters emerge from behind the stoves, the novel becomes filled with romance, intrigue, suspense, and even a bit of mystery. ... Unlike most novels, this one comes replete with souvenirs - recipes, lots and lots of recipes.” Francesca Di Meglio,
“Not your average romance novel, ‘Con Amore’ can serve as a reference guide to the indigenous foods of Italy’s many regions as well as a cookbook of savory Italian recipes.” Nicole Giannettino, Sunday Sauce
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a truly captivating novel Con Amore is a truly captivating novel, complete with romance, intrigue and fine cuisine. The reader joins Janine Fiori on her journey to a conference at The Inn in Montauk. While there, we learn the history of Italian food as well as the preparation of delicious recipes, which the author, Ms. Mancuso, includes in her novel. Through the beautifully descriptive style of Ms. Mancuso's writing, we enjoy the beauty that surrounds Janine. We share in her romantic encounters, her innermost thoughts and feelings, and the friendships she develops with those she meets. I especially loved the storyline twists Ms. Mancuso weaves through the story, and culminates at the end, to give us a deeper understanding of the behaviors and personalities of the main characters. This was a most fun and enjoyable reading experience which left me craving for more!” ~ Connie P.
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