When Chantel Panetta’s younger sister claims to be in love with Orlando Calarco, Chantel knows there is no hope. The Panettas and Calarcos have been sworn enemies for decades, and young love cannot heal the deep wounds between the two iron-mining families. Yet, unable to resist Isabella’s pleas, Chantel agrees to help her sister spend time with Orlando…only to have a run-in with Dante, Orlando’s brother. The older, more handsome one.
Chantel can’t deny the attraction that flares when she’s with Dante. But when a tragedy occurs at the mine, is there any hope that the hatred that has simmered between these two families might be resolved? Or will Chantel’s hope for love be buried amidst decades of misunderstanding?
I had heard of this book in the series by Tracie Peterson, “Land of Shining Water” for some time now. I had heard how good they were and I’d been anticipating on reading them for a pretty long while. I’m glad that I had a chance to read this one and hopefully I’ll be able to read the rest!
I finished this book within about a day which says a lot for itself! I was moved by this very well written story!
It was a very sweet story and it almost reminded me of the well known story,”Romeo and Juliet”. I really enjoyed it! I laughed and I cried!
I really loved how Tracie Peterson immersed readers into the different Italian cultures and their language. One of the best things about this book was the food! Oh my goodness! The author really made my mouth water with all those wonderful sounding Italian ingredients! It made me me really WANT some! haha. She really did a good job of making the food sound SO good!
I loved the drama as well and it really kept me interested in reading the story. All the different twists and turns really made my reading this book worth reading! Love the book cover as well because it’s absolutely stunning! I’m definitely looking forward to reading more books by Tracie Peterson in the near future! (4 stars)
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*A library read. Enjoyed it and decided to write a review! All opinions are entirely my own.*