Monday, December 09, 2013

Christine Presents: Rosamanti

Please welcome Noelle Clark author of Rosemanti.

Noelle will be awarding a $10 Amazon gift card to two randomly drawn commenters during the tour, and a Grand Prize of a $20 Amazon gift card will be awarded to one randomly drawn commenter during the tour.

by Noelle Clark



Sarah seeks solitude and fresh pastures in the wake of her husband’s early death. She answers a newspaper advertisement and takes up residence in Villa Rosamanti, a gorgeous 400 year-old dwelling nestled into the hillside of Monte Tiberio, on the Island of Capri, Italy.

She soon discovers a strong resonance with the house, the gardens, and the quirky pets. As the sun-filled days pass in the gorgeous old house, she builds a deep liking for, and rapport with, Elena Lombardi, the deceased owner. But it’s when she meets Pietro, Elena’s grandson, that she finds it’s not just the villa that she’s falling in love with.

Handsome, charming, and the epitome of a passionate Italian, Pietro lets the magic of Rosamanti work its wonders on Sarah. Together they search for ancient treasure, and end up finding each other, their love blooming like the rampant bougainvillea blossoms in the garden at Rosamanti.


They walked back in a comfortable silence, stopping at the chicken coop to pick up the basket of eggs. When they reached the villa, Pietro took her to a cool and inviting garden covered with a wooden pergola smothered in thick bougainvillea, the blossoms forming a purple canopy and casting shade over the area. A little white wrought iron table and matching chairs sat on some grey flagstones. The breezeway caught a small, cool puff of air, fanning the droplets of perspiration on her brow. She sat transfixed by the beauty of Rosamanti, its gardens, and by the stunning view. It felt surreal to be sitting here in this idyllic spot. She suddenly wished she’d had the opportunity to meet the lady who called Rosamanti home.

Just then, Pietro appeared with a tray, upon which was a large jug of lemon drink, with slices of lemon and cubes of ice floating in it.

“Why the sad face?”

The ice clinked merrily as he poured out two glasses.

“I was just regretting that I didn’t get to meet your nonna. She sounds like a wonderful lady.”

Pietro nodded his head. “I too, regret that, Sarah. You would have liked her.” His smile returned. “I made this from our own lemons. It is my nonna’s recipe.”

She tasted it. “Mm! Oh, seriously Pietro, that is delicious!”

His smile told her he was pleased.


Noelle Clark is an Australian author who weaves romance, suspense and adventure into colorful and often exotic locations around the world. Widely traveled, Noelle uses real life experience of places, culture, and people, as a backdrop to her stories, giving the reader an authentic taste of the location. Her novels feature strong, mature, heroines and heroes, who - often without knowing it - are ready for new beginnings. Noelle’s characters, like her, believe that love can be sweet at any age.
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NOELLE CLARK - Author said...

Christine, I'm so happy to be visiting your beautiful blog today. Thanks for having me. Hope your readers enjoy hearing about Rosamanti.

Goddess Fish Promotions said...

Thanks for hosting!

Christine Young said...

Welcome to my blog. I hope you have a great tour.

Melinda Campbell said...

This looks great! Thank you so much for sharing with us! =D

cloud.weaver.girl AT gmail DOT com

Rita said...

I enjoyed the excerpt, thank you.


Christine Young said...

Noelle, thanks for the follow. Do you have a blog I could follow?

NOELLE CLARK - Author said...

Hi Christine, yes I do have a blog. I'd love you to come and visit - anytime! :-)

NOELLE CLARK - Author said...

Melinda! Lovely to meet you. I hope you get a chance to read my new book, Rosamanti. It's a true romance, with a wonderful setting. Thanks for commenting, and good luck in the giveaway. Cheers, Noelle.

NOELLE CLARK - Author said...

Great to see you here Rita. thanks for stopping by.

Eva Millien said...

Sounds like a great book! Thanks for sharing it and the giveaway. Wishing everyone a wonderful and magical holiday season! evamillien at gmail dot com

bn100 said...

Nice premise

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NOELLE CLARK - Author said...

Eva, what a joy to have you here with your warm wishes. Thank you. Best wishes, Noelle.

NOELLE CLARK - Author said...

Thanks bn100. :-)

Mary Preston said...

Nonnas always have great recipes.


Natasha said...

Sounds like a great read!!
Thanks for the chance to win!
natasha_donohoo_8 at hotmail dot com

Chelsea B. said...

Ohhhh! Sounds good!