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Feature book: Reunited by a Baby Secret

14 October 2015

Reunited by a Baby SecretReunited by a Baby Secret by Michelle Douglas

Marianna Amatucci has lived her life on a vineyard in the beautiful area of Calanetti in Tuscany, Italy. With two loving and very protective brothers, Marianna also has parents who are feisty, and therefore she tends to spend a lot of time with her brothers. According to them she has a hard time making up her mind, especially about boyfriends, and there is a standing joke between them. Marianna works hard on the vineyard, but she decides she needs some time and will settle better when she returns home, so she takes a trip to Australia for a year. On the way home, she stops in Bali for a real holiday, and there she meets a man. That makes this holiday the best, but there are consequences now. And this is going to change her life.

Ryan White has always felt abandoned by his family. The only person who really cared was his grandmother, and it took him a long time to realise that. He was always determined to make something of himself. He had the good looks, the determination and he succeeded running a wealthy company. Although he has kept in touch with his family, Ryan is basically a lone wolf. He has no intention of settling down, marrying or having a family. One-night stands are what he does. He is a hard worker and very rarely takes time off, but he does take a trip to Bali for a little relaxation time. There he meets a beautiful Italian girl, Marianna, and although they share more than one night, they both go their separate ways at the end of the holiday. Ryan never expects to see Marianna again, even though she has stayed in his thoughts.

Ryan has come to Italy to work on a big deal. When Marianna turns up at his suite and tells him she is pregnant, this is the last thing he was expecting. This news, of course, is such a shock. The shock is also for Marianna as she thought Ryan to be some surfer from Australia, not thinking he would ever be staying in the suite of this hotel. This starts a journey where they both learn a lot about each other. Ryan is determined to be a part of this baby’s life, and the banter between them will have you smiling. With Marianna’s two brothers throwing their two cents worth in, you will be laughing.

This great story is part of The Vineyards of Calanetti continuity. It can be read as a stand-alone as I did, but I am going to read them all. Ms Douglas never disappoints with her stories. The characters are real, and the setting is wonderful. This story will have you smiling and grabbing for some tissues as Ryan opens up and we meet his family. A great read—that I recommend.

Reviewed by Helen S

A review copy of this book was provided by the author. ARRA members who leave a comment by 28 October 2015 will go into the draw to win a copy. (The giveaway is now closed. Congratulations to Malvina.)

4 Comments
  1. 15 October 2015 1:11 am

    Congratulations to Michelle on her release and good review from Helen. I love Italy, enjoy islands in the sun and would welcome reading about this couple and their journey in getting to know each other. Also appreciate the impact of a baby bump and a protective family in this storyline.

    • michelledouglas permalink
      15 October 2015 10:59 am

      Yvonne, the setting of the Tuscan vineyard and the medieval village was a real highlight of writing this book. I will admit I had some fun with the overprotective older brothers too.🙂

  2. Malvina permalink
    14 October 2015 4:45 pm

    This sounds right up my alley! I love Michelle Douglas’ books, they are warm and sweet and lovely. And… Italy! Yes please! Armchair travelling just got better.

    • michelledouglas permalink
      15 October 2015 10:58 am

      Thanks for your kind words, Malvina.🙂 Also, yes, Tuscany! Drool.

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