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The Italian Matchmaker By Santa Montefiore

The Italian Matchmaker

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Do you believe in love after death?

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The Italian Matchmaker by Santa Montefiore

'The kind of book you can't wait to get back to' Tatler Gianluca has to admit his life is empty. His high-pressure City job, his seven-figure income, his glossy girlfriends -- all have long ceased to satisfy him. His marriage is over and he barely knows his young daughters. In search of serenity and a deeper purpose to his existence, he flees to Italy, to the magical Palazzo Montelimone lovingly restored by his parents, to chill and to assess his future. But life on the sun-drenched Amalfi coast is not as peaceful as Luca anticipates. The palazzo is filled with his mother's eccentric friends and haunted by the ghosts of its murderous past. He meets a woman whose dark eyes are heavy with sorrow and a solemn little boy with an incredible secret. As he begins to unravel a mystery that has its roots in a long-ago act of violence, Luca is forced to face his greatest fear in exchange for the greatest truth. 'For years I have wanted to write this book. Having seen spirits on and off all my life, I am certain our lives do not end in death, but that we all eventually return home from where we came. The people we love and lose are always around us, watching and loving us. Life does not end in death, it just takes us to another shore.' Santa Montefiore

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The Italian Matchmaker Reviews

'This is quite simply a beautiful read and will make you believe again in love that conquers all' -- News of the World 'If you've finally got that longed for glass of chilled Prosecco ... now is the perfect time to read this gripping romance ... It is as believable as the writing is beautiful.' -- Telegraph 'Stunning setting, compelling storyline, powerful emotions - it's Santa Montefiore at her gloriously intoxicating best.' -- Daily Record 'Santa Montefiore does sweeping canvases of luxury life to a T' -- Daily Mail 'Deeply atmospheric.' -- Woman 'Montefiore's latest book, with its supernatural plotline, is a departure from her usual stuff. However, fans will be relieved that all her other ingredients are present and correct: the exotic setting, the beautiful ... characters and lashings of romance.' -- Londonlite 'Both a love story and a ghost story wrapped in Italian sunshine' -- Choice

About Santa Montefiore

Santa Montefiore was born in England in 1970 to an Anglo-Argentine mother, and read Spanish and Italian at Exeter University. She lives in London with her husband, the historian Simon Sebag Montefiore, and their children, Lily and Sasha. Visit Santa's website at

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The Italian Matchmaker by Santa Montefiore
Santa Montefiore
Used - Very Good
Hodder & Stoughton
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