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That's Amore

3.59  ·  Rating details ·  162 Ratings  ·  20 Reviews
Ralphie Chickalini is on the verge of living happily ever after with the perfect woman. His fiance Francesca Maria Buccigrossi of Astoria Boulevard is a curvaceous, fun-loving brunette. His late father, whose recent death the family is still mourning, adored Francesca's homemade pesto sauce and declared her a "keeper," his brothers think she's a hoot, his sisters adore her ...more
Paperback, 352 pages
Published July 1st 2008 by Forever
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Julie (jjmachshev)
Apr 20, 2008 rated it really liked it
***This book will be published July 2008.

When I asked to review this book, I was looking for a lighthearted, amusing story. While this book does have lighthearted, amusing moments, it’s so much more than that. I think we all forget sometimes that love isn’t always hearts and flowers…sometimes it’s tears and growing…and that’s what this book is really about. You can meet the perfect person—but if you’re not at that right point in your life (or the other person isn’t), it’s just not gonna work. Th
Jan 13, 2011 rated it did not like it
This one was found at local used bookshop. Purchased because I am always looking for great contemporary romance (a genre that is HARD to find worthy books in!!) and I figured what the heck.

A few things:
* So far as I could tell, there was never a dog in the book. Except cover.
* The heroine is a 'gypsy' (both in heritage and in that she wanders the globe) and can't be tied down to any one place... but maybe she wants to? But she doesn't know.
* also: heroine sees dead people and knows when women
Jan 20, 2015 rated it did not like it
Shelves: romance
I was disappointed with this book as I mainly borrowed it from the library in the hopes of a fun romance with a cute doggy involved and that didn't happen, instead this book was repetitive and the characters were a bit too annoying for my liking.
Sep 02, 2012 rated it really liked it
Are you? Are you singing the song? Do you hear Dean Martin waxing romantic about the moon hitting your eye like a big pizza pie?

When you read That's Amore, however, you will find yourself singing "Has Anybody Seen My Gal." I know that sounds odd, to say the least, but Wendy Markham quotes that song in the book, not the one that first springs to mind.

Daria Marshall, all 5'2" of her (GET IT NOW?) is what you might call a runner. She does not like to stay put for long periods of time and has speedy
Feb 08, 2013 rated it it was ok
Shelves: library-book
I struggled reading this book. The premise of it was promising but the execution was not my cup of tea. Let’s begin with the author writing in the present tense. It really bothered me, I usually don’t nick pick on things like that, but it was really distracting. I can deal with first person, but the present tense bothers me… Go figure!

I found the main characters boring. Yes, boring. Daria is a gypsy by choice, she cannot feel comfortable with staying in one place for too long. And I found Ralphi
Ryann Murphy
Dec 30, 2009 rated it really liked it
Usually, I steer clear of paranormal romance, but I am glad I made an exception with this story. Daria is a self-proclaimed gypsy...never staying in one location or job for too long. She also has the ability to see ghosts, although she rarely communicates with them. Ralphie has lived in the same home all his life. The recent death of his father and the changes that stem from that send him into a tailspin. When the two meet on a fateful New Year's Eve, the attraction is undeniable...but the timin ...more
Nov 06, 2012 rated it liked it

So first things first, did you know that Wendy Markham is a pen name for Wendy Corsi Staub? I did not! I have several books by Wendy Corsi Staub, but admittedly have not read one yet. I do know that they are a completely different genre than what Wendy Markham is known for writing. That's Amore was a sweet novel about two people trying to find love. I enjoyed Daria, even though there were a few times that her hesitation frustrated me. I also enjoyed Ralphi
Mar 20, 2011 rated it really liked it
I never wanted to read this book since Ralphie wasn't my favorite character within the series but I found that this book did end the series well and it had a cute ending, if not obvious. I liked the fact that Ralphie's father was able to still "be" there at his wedding as well as his mother, although in some ways the plot felt redundant with the characters' thought processes. Still I liked the book, and I would classify it as something good to read on a lazy day when there is nothing else to be ...more
Ella Rose Brunton
Jan 26, 2015 rated it liked it
To begin with the cover and the title are horrible. It doesn't portray the story very well. The book was enjoyable and light. I thought true supernatural add in was alright, but it didn't quite fit in with the story. The writing style was easy to read up to a point. It seemed to have a few jumps in the plot line. Overall it was enjoyable if your wanting something to read on the bus or the plane, as I was. But not for those wanting a book that's going to suck them in.
Jul 08, 2008 rated it liked it
Typical Markham. Some angst with a happy ending.
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New York Times bestseller Wendy Corsi Staub is the award-winning author of more than seventy published novels and has sold more than three million books worldwide. Under her own name, Wendy achieved New York Times bestselling status with her single title psychological suspense novels. Those novels and the women's fiction she writes under the pseudonym Wendy Markham have also frequently appeared on ...more
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