Angelina has persevered even after the traumatic murder of her abusive husband with the help of her talented godmother, Valentina, her late mother's best friend. Resigned to her fate and all alone, Angelina has resorted to living in her hometown of Rimini, in coastal Northern Italy, just like Valentina. But when Angelina gets involved in a series of coincidences with Benjamin, a divorced American man moving to Rimini, she begins to believe that she might be fated to a life of happiness and love again. But even so, her overprotective godmother does not approve. All the while, Benjamin struggles between the two strong women as he tries to settle down in a new country, far away from home. Still, the question remains, did Valentina really mean it when she said she would kill him?
The Infinite Passion of Life is the first entry in The Rock & the Rose series, a modern, adventurous historical romance that follows the individual lives of three main characters and their connections: Angelina, Benjamin, and Valentina. Set in modern Northern Italy in 2017, the book's characters draw inspiration from the past, including World War 2 events. Strong family ties, discussions about God, religion, faith, and Italian customs are at the heart of the narrative. The book is beautifully written with headstrong female characters and a heartwarming romance that elevates it to something unique and gorgeous.
A colorful escapade into Italian culture, cities, cuisine, language, and people, this book is a multi-generational story that deals with the relationship between the older and younger Italian generations. Full of Italian phrases and terms, you will relive a completely different yet rich vision of life through the beautiful descriptions in this book and the fresh perspectives of the characters. The elegant writing and the fascinating details lift the storytelling craft and offer great entertainment to readers looking for emotionally rich characters and internal conflict that is deftly accomplished.