A MARRIAGE MADE IN ITALY (4.5) by Rebecca Winters: Widowed dad Leon Malatesta doesn’t believe he can love again — until he sees beautiful Belle Peterson. Newcomer Belle is asking the townspeople of Rimini too many questions, which causes Leon to place a protective shield around his daughter to keep her out of the spotlight. Little does he know that Belle is a relative of his stepmother, which ties their hearts together. Marriage isn’t completely out of the question, but he must convince Belle that it is true love he seeks, not just a wife and mother to complete his family. Winters effortlessly produces beautiful sound throughout this love story, which teaches readers a valuable lesson about the significance of family. Memorable characters and an exquisite backdrop make this a standout.

Reviewed by: 
Jaime A. Geraldi