Italian for Beginners

A Roman Holiday-meets-Bridget Jones’s Diary tale of a woman who travels to Rome in search of love — and winds up finding herself instead.

Thirty-four-year-old Manhattan accountant Cat Connelly has always lived life on the safe side. But after her little sister gets married, Cat wonders if she has condemned herself to a life of boredom by playing by the rules. She decides to take a chance for once, accepting an invitation to spend a month with an old flame in Italy. But her reunion with the slick and gorgeous Francesco is short-lived, and she finds herself suddenly alone in Rome. Now, she must see if she has the courage to live outside the lines for the first time – and to face a past she never understood. It will take an unexpected friendship with a fiery Italian waitress, a whirlwind Vespa tour of the Eternal City with a handsome stranger, and a surprise encounter with an old acquaintance to show Cat that life doesn’t always work out the way you expect, but sometimes you have to have fall in order to fly.

“This vivid, sparkling story is sure to turn your next staycation into a fast-paced and fun Roman holiday.”Alison Pace, author of City Dog

“Such a treat – I absolutely adored it! I can’t wait to see where Kristin takes us next!” Brenda Janowitz, author of Scot on the Rocks.

“Reading Kristin Harmel is like going on vacation with your best friend – an escape to good times, big laughs, exciting discoveries, and fun, fun, fun!”Lynda Curnyn, author of Killer Summer

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