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About Vanessa Carnevale
Vanessa Carnevale is an Australian author of women’s fiction. She is also the host of Your Beautiful Writing Life retreats held in Tuscany and Australia.
Vanessa loves to travel, and spent several years living in Florence, Italy, a place she considers her second home. She lives in Australia with her husband and two children.
Her novels have been translated into German, Slovenian, Estonian and Hungarian. Vanessa’s fourth novel, A CHILD OF MY OWN was published by Bookouture in March 2021.
You can connect with Vanessa on Instagram and Facebook or via her website: www.vanessacarnevale.com
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As I watch her walk away, an arm raised to her face as she wipes tears from her eyes, I wonder if I really can go through losing her again. Because if I do this, I might gain a child, but I’ll lose her in the process.
Isla and Ben are devoted parents to their beloved daughter, Reese. She is their little miracle, the child they thought they’d never have until donors made her existence possible. But Isla has never told Reese about her biological parents. She wants to be honest with her daughter, but can she bear to open up old wounds?
Then Isla receives a call from Lucy, once her closest friend, and it seems she may need to make a decision sooner than she thought. They haven’t spoken in almost ten years, but Lucy has devastating news: she has lost her beloved husband Nate, just after they decided they wanted to become parents after all.
Heartbroken for her friend, Isla welcomes Lucy back into her life. But then Lucy comes to Isla with a request that changes everything. If Lucy gets what she wants, Isla’s perfect family could be destroyed. But would she deny the woman who helped her become a mother the chance for her own happiness?
A Child of My Own is a heartbreaking, gripping and emotional story about motherhood, loss and friendship, perfect for fans of Jodi Picoult, Kelly Rimmer and Kate Hewitt.
Why readers love A Child of My Own:
‘Unforgettable… I literally could not put this book down… You will need to lock yourself away and clear your diary as you will not be able to look up until you’ve reached the end… order yourself a bumper pack of tissues.’ On The Shelf Books‘
I devoured this novel whole in one sitting. My God what a ride… it broke my heart… I cried and it takes a lot for a book to make me cry. A definite must read novel for 2021.’ NetGalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Wow keep the tissues handy… This book will make you laugh and cry but also just fill your heart with love and friendship.’ NetGalley reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Grabbed me by the heart and wouldn't let go… emotional and passionate.’ Yaya Reads Lots of Books ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Spectacular and emotional… I was spellbound; Carnevale was instantly able to grab my attention and hold it for the entire plot! Her characters are so realistic you'll feel they are your friends, too.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘This book had me go through every emotion possible… I was in tears at some points and smiling at other points... It really was a rollercoaster… Absolutely brilliant!’ Stressed Rach ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Such a moving and emotional book<
Your life or your unborn child’s – how do you choose?
Paige and Nick are happy. They have a beautiful home, a loving family and, most importantly, they would do anything for each other. Now, they are having a baby and it feels like all their dreams are coming true.
But joy turns to despair when they discover that Paige has a rare, life-threatening heart condition and they lose their longed-for child. Heartbroken, the couple must accept the reality that they may not become parents after all.
Just as they begin to come to terms with their loss, Paige unexpectedly falls pregnant again. Paige’s heart is still weak, and to carry the baby to term puts them both at risk. The couple now face an impossible decision: Paige’s life or the life of their unborn child?
If Paige keeps the baby, she could lose her life and destroy the man she loves. If Nick tries to stop her, he may lose them both forever. It’s the most important decision they have ever had to make – and time is running out.
My Life for Yours is a heartbreaking, gripping and emotional story about love, loss and an impossible choice, perfect for fans of Jodi Picoult, Kelly Rimmer and Kate Hewitt.
What readers are saying about My Life for Yours:
‘WOW!!! What can I say about this book????… Grabbed me from page 1 and it kept me on the edge of my seat. So heartbreaking… I can honestly say I have only cried a handful of times when I have read a book and this one got to me!! This was fantastic.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘An emotional and heartbreaking book and really makes you think about the heart wrenching choices some people have to make. Once I had started reading I couldn't put it down… be warned tissues will definitely be required.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Wow loved this book, it just blew me away. An emotional rollercoaster… I can't recommend this book enough.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘OMG! I had to take a break after finishing this book!!… I had two mini Niagara Falls flowing down my face… it made me smile, it made me cry… One of the best books in this category that I have ever read… I have found 'my' queen of the waterworks.’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Freakin fantabulous!!... had me hooked at the beginning and I never put it down!!! I cried at the end!!… what a roller coaster of emotions… an amazing book and the author is supercalifragilisticexpialidocious awesome!’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘I cried while reading this novel and easily felt as if I was a family member and debating what I would do in this scenario… Wonderful, touching, emotional story!’ Goodreads Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Kept me hooked all the way to the very end. Delicate, tender, heart-warming and heart breaking at the same time.
Mia Moretti is looking for a place to heal. A devastating illness has taken her talent for painting, and her dreams of being an artist have been broken. Clutching a one-way ticket to Florence, Mia hopes that in Tuscany’s rich green vineyards she can find herself again.
It doesn’t take long for Mia to fall in love with the crumbling walls and endless views of Villa Belladonna. But what Mia doesn't count on is handsome local Luca Bonnici. With his charming smile and easy laugh, he intrigues Mia, and his confidence reminds her of the person she used to be. As she jumps on the back of his motorcycle and spends long days gazing into his smouldering chestnut eyes, she begins to feel free.
But just as Mia starts to wonder if she could stay in Florence, or hold a paintbrush again, tragedy strikes, and she realises that she may not really know Luca at all. Will the secrets between them bring them together, or force Mia, heartbroken, to return home for good?
What readers are saying about Her Tuscan Summer:
‘Absolutely exceptional! Breathtaking; beautiful; heartbreaking and outstanding! I haven't been to Italy, but now, I’d love to go just to walk where Mia and Luca walked.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Breathtaking… will stay with me for a long time... Mia’s struggle touched my heart… I adored this novel… For a wonderful escape into beautiful Florence, I highly recommend this beautiful book (and make sure you have tissues nearby!).’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘I cannot recommend this novel enough. Once I opened the first page, I was immediately lost in Mia’s heartfelt journey… a novel that resonates with you, long after the last page is read.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Beautiful, emotional, picturesque… I was swept away… The story of Mia and Luca had me captivated from beginning to end, in fact I read half of this book in one day.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘I was absolutely transported to Tuscany and I did not want to leave! Such a gorgeous love story… a set of characters that will stay with you long after you reluctantly have to leave them and Tuscany behind.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘A heart-warming, intimate love story that takes the reader on a chauffeured voyage of Florence, and the beautiful surrounding landscapes… a glorious emotion-filled read. The story was so beautifully written and portrayed, that I didn't want it to end.’ Goodreads reviewer ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘A beautifully written, incredibly evocative tale. The Memories of Us will remind you that love never fails and that there's real power in chasing your dreams. I loved this uniquely vivid story, and you will too’ Kelly Rimmer, author of Before I Let You Go
One moment can change your life
When Gracie Ashcroft wakes after a crash with severe amnesia, she must choose whether to live a life through other people’s memories or to start a new life all her own.
Discovering her late mother left her an old flower farm, Gracie leaves her fiancé, best friend and the home full of forgotten memories behind, hoping to learn who she is now.
Torn between wishing she could remember and afraid of losing what she now has, Gracie starts to wonder: if you had your time over, would you live the same life twice?
The feel-good and sweeping love story that fans of Harriet Evans, Lucy Dillon and Ruth Hogan will love
What readers are saying about The Memories of Us
'A great holiday read' NetGalley Reviewer
‘I was swept away by this book’ Netgalley Reviewer
‘A lovely story about finding a second chance where you least expect it’ Netgalley Reviewer
‘Carnevale's writing is effortless and sharp and her dialogue crisp. She's a master of creating emotionally compelling characters and crafting a sweeping love story that the reader remembers long after they turn the last page. It's a beautiful story that you won't forget’ Chicklit Club
»Eine wunderbare Geschichte über zweite Chancen, wenn man sie am wenigsten erwartet.« Leserstimme auf Netgalley
»Diese Geschichte ist unglaublich bewegend und wunderschön erzählt. ›Was für immer bleibt‹ erinnert uns daran, dass Liebe keine Fehler macht und wie viel Kraft wir daraus schöpfen können, unsere Träume zu verwirklichen.« Kelly Rimmer, Autorin von »So blau wie das funkelnde Meer«