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The Secret Papers of Madame Olivetti

Annie Vanderbilt

The coast of Southern France sparkles in this sexy, mature, and engaging debut novel.

Lily has come to southern France in search of a new perspective, hoping that the sun's soft rays and the fragrant sea breezes will provide a relaxing respite from the demands of her lively daughter and her family's Idaho cattle ranch. Two years after her husband's sudden death, in the house that's been in his family for generations, she finally finds some stolen weeks to make sense of the past.

To Madame Olivetti?her cranky old manual typewriter?Lily entrusts all her secrets, pounding out the story of the men she loved, the betrayals she endured, the losses she still regrets. And with the companionship of Yves, the seductive handyman who comes by to make repairs, Lily comes closer to understanding her exhilarating past?and to discovering she has a new story to tell?one about the delights of starting over.

Book Details

  • Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
  • Publish Date: Oct 7th, 2008
  • Pages: 304
  • Language: English
  • Dimensions: 8.00in - 5.28in - 0.66in - 0.55lb
  • EAN: 9780451225276
  • Categories: Romance - GeneralFamily Life - General

Praise for this book

"I thoroughly enjoyed this wise, witty, sensuous exploration of a woman looking back over her rich and complex life. Following Lily as she negotiates the intricacies of love and loss kept me engaged from the very first page."
--Lisa Tucker, national bestselling author of "Once Upon a Day" and "The Cure for Modern Life"
?What a pleasure: A love story for grownups, spanning continents and generations, as enchanted with the places it depicts as the people who inhabit them. Annie Vanderbilt's footing in the territory of love is so sure, her eye so keen, and her instincts so true, she brings new meaning to an old adage, making Lily Crisp's journey as delicious as a French feast consumed en plein air, and impossible to resist.?
--Marsha Moyer, author of the "Lucy Hatch" series
?From an Idaho ranch to the south of France, Vanderbilt's debut deftly weaves between past and present, tracing a woman's journey as she unearths the ghosts of her past in an attempt to releasei