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A Woman of Culture

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A beautiful modern day family saga of searching for love, marriage, in-laws, domestic life and the blending of cultures is relatable and intriguing. This debut women’s fiction novel puts a fresh spin on the classic marriage story, when a contemporary woman tries to blend into a family so different from her own and must come to terms with a well-kept secret that’s revealed. Can she survive what she’s been told? Can she blend into the family life she’s married into? Will she find herself again? This well-developed, relationship-driven novel set in Boston with flawed-but-likable characters will sweep you away.

214 pages, Kindle Edition

Published April 7, 2021

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C.C. Carpenter

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CC. Carpenter is known for writing stories about domestic life, families, love, friendships, secrets and so much more that you won't want to put down her books. A women's fiction author she was born in Dublin, Ireland and she learned the art of storytelling at a very young age. After spent hours listening to her family’s folktales the spark of storytelling took and her mind opened to an endless array of possibilities.
It wasn’t until CC. Carpenter visited a fortune teller in Wexford, Ireland that she discovered her life purpose. Her joy comes from knowing her readers love the stories she has imagined in her novels.

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1,682 reviews40 followers
September 4, 2021
This is the story of two very different people. Nancy is a successful businesswoman with an English background who enjoys her own independence. Massimo has a very traditional Italian close knit family. Despite falling in love, they had numerous serious disagreements as to how their marriage should be led. My problem was that there didn't seem to be any real effort on their part to compromise and to prioritize their own needs. Despite the ending, I can't help but feel that Nancy will face a future of frustration.
I won a copy of this book in a Goodreads giveaway for this honest review.
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3 reviews
April 22, 2021
I read A Woman of Culture in 5 days! It was so good, I couldn't put the book down. The style CC. Carpenter's writing is very descriptive (you can envision almost every detail) and she truly allows you to connect and feel the emotions of the character. The book consisted of romance, culture, humour, and a thrill! I would definitely recommend reading. Hoping there's a sequel to the book and can't wait for her new book to release!
564 reviews6 followers
August 13, 2021

Lots of different off shoots to the story. Italian traditions and English traditions are very different. Nancy found out why she was having difficulty trying to combine them.
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275 reviews4 followers
April 30, 2021
Good book

I loved reading this book and I think that you will to. It is a pretty good but.Thank you.They kept me interested in it
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2,388 reviews
May 3, 2021
Wonderful read.
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November 19, 2021
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I could not finish this book. It was long drawn out and ridiculous. I am Sorry I wasted my time.
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213 reviews5 followers
September 1, 2021
In A Woman of Culture, CC. Carpenter introduces a romantic fictional memoir. Nancy Paris was a successful accountant raised with modern English values. One evening she goes out to a new club with her best friend. She meets Massimo Russo and inwardly dismisses him as not being her type because of his clothing and lack of dancing skills. Massimo is persistent and finally convinces her to go to dinner with him. Nancy is shocked by his change in appearance and discovers that she thoroughly enjoyed his company. A whirlwind romance and marriage evolve from the encounter. However, not everything is perfect as Nancy gets a lesson on what Italian tradition and family mean to her husband.

CC. Carpenter effectively hooked me by the elegant detailed depiction of the scenery in the story. A Woman Of Culture is from Nancy's point of view and presents her as a very polite sophisticated woman. Nancy was quick to judge the outward appearance of people, and I was able to connect with her as she learned more about basing her opinion on personality instead. Massimo has an extremely close relationship with his mother, and I pegged him as the epitome of a “mama's boy.”Some of the family traditions that he tries to make Nancy cope with were a bit extreme, and I would probably have been less tolerant of. I found the wedding dress debacle to be highly entertaining, especially when the bridal boutique worker came up with an underhanded way to help Nancy get the dress she wanted. The plot is well-developed with turmoil and the dialogue is engaging. I would recommend this to anyone that enjoys a thought-provoking romance that focuses on cultural differences in married families. There are references to sex but in a tasteful manner that are not quite erotic in nature, and I can confidently rate this a solid 5 stars.

I received a free copy of this book to review from Reader's Favorites.
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