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My love for you grows day by day and nothing can stop it, not even the anger and disapproval of your family...

Reading these words, written to her grandmother decades before, Cara Serafini finally learns the great secret, the triumph, of Giulia's life - the love she shared with her first husband, Paolo.

It's a love that began when Giulia left the Italian village of her birth

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Published (first published February 1st 2007)
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Robert Cohen
At around chapter four of Dancing on Sunday Afternoons, I had an epiphany. This book would make gripping and enchanting movie. It is one of the most visually seductive novels I’ve read in a long time. Page after page, Cardillo creates evocative vignettes that play in the reader’s head as scenes on the big screen. Visually, it reminded me of nothing so much as the Godfather movies.

Once I had the epiphany, I kept turning pages and inside my head I was screaming “SCREENPLAY, SCREENPLAY”, but Cardil
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Paula Perrier
Not at all what I thought when this book was recommended. When I saw that it was published by Harlequin , I almost passed. Admittedly, I am not a fan of the typical romance. I like stories about people though, and relationships. This book delivers. And from a local author!
Laura G
My book club recently read this beautifully written love story. The author, Linda Cardillo, actually came to our book club and told us some "inside information" about the story. She was so fascinating to listen to! Linda read to us from her manuscript some passages from her upcoming book. I will definitely be on the lookout for that one.
Kris Mcconville
I thought this was a really beautiful love story told by the grandmother. So few people ever have taken the opportunity to find out that much about an earlier generation's life. This was a very well written book and I would highly recommend it.
MK (Food actvist)
While I enjoyed the pace and writing of this story I didn't like the setting. This was my first time reading a bok by this author. I'll read more by her in the future.
Deedee
I love this story -- brought back warm memories of my Nonna Rosa!
Vickie
Such a warm novel of true love and warm Italian family memories.
Dee
Nothing I would recommend. Just a ho-hum read.
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Linda Cardillo is the award-winning author of the critically acclaimed novels Dancing on Sunday Afternoons and Across the Table. After graduating from Tufts University with a degree in American literature, she worked as an editor of college textbooks and then earned an MBA at Harvard Business School at a time when only 15% of the class were women. Armed with her Harvard degree, she managed the cir ...more
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