An American divorcée. An Italian shepherdess.

Separated by a century, united by common dreams

About the Book

Shunned and increasingly isolated in her new mountain home in Abruzzo, Italy, Samantha seeks solace in the letters and diaries she discovers in her attic, written by a past tenant in her home - a survivor of the devastating 1915 Pescina earthquake.

About the Author

I write the women’s fiction stories I love to read, both contemporary and historic tales of women and the rich lives they lead along their journeys of self-discovery. A lifetime admirer and longtime resident of Italy, I’m often guilty of sneaking the bel paese into my stories.



Coming May 2023

Italian Tales of love, betrayal, longing, desire - and hope

Italy serves as the backdrop for stories of Italian women and expatriate women living in Italy. The twenty-one stories in this collection follow women's lives as they confront betrayal and love, alienation and community, despair and-ultimately-hope.


One Eternal City. Three women. Three wishes.
Three coins.

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Florence’s picturesque Ponte Vecchio

Ponte Vecchio, Florence, Italy / Kimberly Sullivan

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