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Elaine Coffman

Book Title: THE ITALIAN
Genre: Historical Romance

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Elaine Coffman Contest

FIND YOUR OWN ITALIAN...WIN A TRIP TO TUSCANY

Get inspired by the rich Tuscany backdrop of Elaine Coffman's THE ITALIAN and win "MIRA Books Tuscan Getaway Contest."

The second book in her Italian chronicles takes readers to 19th-century Italy just after the fall of Napoleon when the Austrian Empire storms Italy. Italian nobleman and patriot Angelo Bartolini falls in love with a beautiful English artist he meets in Florence, but his first allegiance
is to the secret Carbonari society and their revolution to take Italy.

The reader who can best capture in 100 words or less why historic Tuscany is the perfect backdrop for love and romance will win a six-day, five-night package to stroll through the cobblestone streets of Florence, explore
cathedrals and museums and indulge in fine Tuscan fare.

The prize package includes airfare for two from a major gateway to Florence, and five nights' accommodation at
a selected hotel. The vacation package will be booked through Italiatour or a similar organization (sponsor reserves the right to specify travel dates) with a maximum prize value of $3,000.

To enter, contestants should submit their essays to: MIRA Books Tuscan Getaway Contest c/o Dunwoodie Communications, 386 Park Avenue South, 18th Floor, New York, NY 10016. Entries must be postmarked no later than June 30, 2003, and received by July 7, 2003, and must include name, address and daytime telephone number.

THE ITALIAN (MIRA Books, $6.99 U.S./$8.50 CAN) by Elaine Coffman is available wherever paperbacks are sold, or through www.mirabooks.com.


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