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The Wedding Officer

by Anthony Capella

The Wedding Officer by Anthony Capella
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  • Published in USA  May 2007
    432 pages
    Genre: Historical Fiction

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Captain James Gould arrives in wartime Naples assigned to discourage marriages between British soldiers and their gorgeous Italian girlfriends. But the innocent young officer is soon distracted by an intoxicating young widow who knows her way around a kitchen...Livia Pertini is creating feasts that stun the senses with their succulence — ruby-colored San Marzana tomatoes, glistening anchovies, and delectable new potatoes encrusted with the black volcanic earth of of Campania — and James is about to learn that his heart may rank higher than his orders. For romance can be born of the sweet and spicy passions of food and love — and time spent in the kitchen can be as joyful and exciting as the banquet of life itself!

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"Capella's original tale is an expertly crafted work of women's fiction, complete with captivating characters and scintillating romance." - Library Journal.

Capella does a capable job capturing the essence of war-torn Italy, but his prose becomes transcendent when he pours his heart into telling the story of Italian food ... An overwrought romance spoils a lovely feast for the senses." - Kirkus.

"Capella's vividly sensuous command of the arts of both food and romance will attract readers." - Booklist.

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Anthony Capella is a lover of all things culinary who lives in Oxfordshire, England. His previous novels, The Wedding Officer and The Food of Love, have been translated into twenty-two languages

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