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Good Things Always Happen In Springtime
Germany, 1938: two young people find each other and discover true love. They must keep this love a secret—from family, from friends, and from the Nazis. She lives in the Jewish Quarter and he lives in the city proper. Charlotte, a young girl of 15, wanders into Georg’s cobbler shop to have some shoes repaired. Georg, enamored by Charlotte’s charm and grace, decides right then and there that he is going to marry her. Follow along as his pursuit of the young Charlotte results in the couple traveling a heart-stopping, winding route to stay one step ahead of the Gestapo in their escape from Nazi Germany to the United States, with a surprising twist along the way!
Her Spanish Doll
Fiore is a young Italian woman engaged to be married but her plans are interrupted by a charismatic Sebastián, a handsome middle aged Spanish businessman. Her beauty strikes him like a thunderbolt sent by the goddess Venus herself. When she is given an peculiar gift: a Spanish doll, she is thrown into a whirlwind of entangled passion, money, secrets and love.
Their romance sparks in a charming little Italian town located on the southern part of Lake Garda in northern Italy and takes them around the globe. What happens when her life is suddenly shattered by a life-long secret?
With All of Me
Giuliana is a middle-aged housewife in Toronto. She tries to balance a career, a husband who has little interest in her well-being, and three children. In the evenings, she gets on her computer and chats with people all over the world. Among the people she chats with, she becomes romantically involved with Aaron, who lives nearby and Bobby in California. Her life becomes like a pinball bouncing between her husband, her job, her children, and her two online loves. She is bewitched by the romantic poetry of Aaron and the honesty and kindness of Bobby, that takes her all the way to California. Watch for the ironic twist of fate that takes her in a direction that she never expected!
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Check Out the 1st Book in Joanne’s Travel Tips Book Series: Traveling Boomers: First Stop: Italy (Travelling Boomers Book 1)
New Release! Baker’s Dozen Anthology
This collection escorts readers to several different countries and time periods while encountering diverse personalities. You’ll enjoy reading about Wally; an adorable little Dachshund who tells his tale from a dog’s perspective. And about a sexy and seasoned Sugar Black, a popular country music singer who falls for one of his life-long fans. Little Victoria, whose porcelain doll conveys true love to her mother. Then, you’ll come across Benton Falls in the mid-1800s; a small town in Montana where Ben and Carrie-Ann will become united with a little help of an ingenious Mrs. Martin. Oh, and let’s not forget about Omar, the Arab Prince and Paulina, the Venetian Princess who fall for each other in a modern-day venue: a Masquerade Ball. You’ll be enchanted by these stories and you won’t be able to put this book down!
Read Joanne’s Short Story “Cinderella Three”, which is featured in “Dreams: A Space Coast Writers’ Guild Anthology”
Joanne is Interviewed by PRIMO Magazine, For and About Italian Americans.
PRIMO, the largest independent national magazine for and about Italian Americans, provides quality journalism on Italian American history, heritage, and achievements.
“With All of Me” is a novel about a woman torn between two men. What inspired you to write this book? At one point in my life, I was like Giuliana: I had multiple online friends and most of them were men. I was also going through somewhat of a mid-life crisis which was hardened by my ex-husband wanting to return to Italy. However, as I wrote, the plot became quite spicy and convoluted, but at the same time, quite interesting. However, I would not call it autobiographical.
How are you alike or different than the main character Giuliana? I am very much like Giuliana. When I began writing “With All of Me”, I still lived in Canada so Giuliana was somewhat of a reflection of myself during that time of my life. But as the book evolved, so did I, and Giuliana and I went our separate ways.
Although Giuliana is Italian, she has been full immersed in the way of Canada or America. Is she representative of Italian American/Canadia women? Definitely! She is a very modern representation of an Italian-American or Italian-Canadian woman because she dares to entangle herself with three men as she tries to discover where she’s at in her life, trying to balance the Old World culture and expectations with modern American/Canadian life. She’s very bold while remaining tasteful. She works hard but also plays hard. She’s very independent but she remains a good mother and caregiver for her family.
What are your future novels or projects? I have just released “Her Spanish Doll” which is another romantic erotica set in Northern Italy. Here is the LINK to Her Spanish Doll.
Watch Joanne’s interview with Brevard Author’s Society!
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