Book List in Order:24 titles

  • Laughter, romance and delicious Christmassy feelings are guaranteed when you read these sweet romance short stories by USA Today bestselling author Beate Boeker. All three feel-good Christmas short stories will entice you far away to Italy: ‘Ginger...


  • Never before has a case been as tricky as this: The newlywed husband of Carlina’s cousin is found drunk and unconscious in the arms of a dead prostitute. He claims he has no idea how he got there, but even his wife doesn't believe him.Commissario S...


  • Carlina and Stefano's marriage party is brought to an abrupt end when the glamourous girlfriend of Enzo, Carlina's brother, is shot. Dorotea left her fortune and the famous Milanese Camicie di Silva, a luxurious company for men's shirts, to Enzo, so ...


  • When eccentric fountain pen collector, Xaviero Monti, falls to his death, the Mantonis are convinced it's murder. After all, only the good die young, and Xaviero was anything but good. Commissario Garini, however, is sure it was only an accident and ...


  • Falling in love on his eightieth birthday was not one of the planned party surprises, but Cupid's arrow hits Uncle Teo hard. The rest of the Mantoni family, however, is in an uproar because the new girlfriend, Olga, has an astonishing talent for maki...


  • Seaside Death The Mantonis are going on vacation! Carlina & Stefano are looking forward to relaxing in Italy's Forte dei Marmi, the elegant seaside resort on the Ligurian Sea, but the holidays have hardly begun when their hotel manager is shot. For o...


  • Nobody falls in love with a voice! That's Bridget's firm belief, and Bridget has every reason to distrust charming men - after all, her father was a charmer, and he left the family when she was ten. That's why Bridget is determined never to be tak...


  • Lorena doesn't believe in supernatural things, but one night in December, she feels the sudden presence of her ex-lover Guido in her apartment. even though he should be miles away. When she learns that Guido died the night he came to see" he...


  • Everybody knows the Mantoni girls are attractive, and theoretically, that's a good thing, right? Only this time, a charming but older millionaire desires the most beautiful Mantoni, Annalisa, as his lover for the Christmas season. Her cousin, Carlina...






  • Valentino, Carlina's cousin and a banker, is hands-down the most unpopular member of the wide-spread Mantoni clan. However, a true Mantoni never accepts an intolerable situation, so one evening, they sit down to plot his death. When Valentino is inde...


  • Imagine you're accused of murder - but you're innocent. Imagine you've finally been acquitted due to lack of evidence - but you've lost your job and your friends in the meantime. Imagine you have to start a new life in Italy - but you don't even spea...


  • All Henry wants is a serious talk with his grown-up son Josh about the wrong women in Josh's life. However, the conversation immediately spins out of control and somehow, they reach a compromise that leaves Henry highly uncomfortable. Has he really p...


  • Have you met the Mantonis? This eccentric Italian family has a fatal tendency to fall over dead bodies, and their unique reactions to murder will keep you giggling all through the night. In this first book of the series, the sudden death of the grand...


  • When Tina wakes to find a masked thief in her bedroom, she's shocked to discover she might be attracted to him, and now she's wondering if she's lost her mind. True, her plan to move to Seattle to be closer to her daughter and grandchild isn't workin...


  • Joanna is going through a hard time: Half a year ago, her beloved dog died, and two months later, she separated from her fiancé because he cheated on her. Now she works like a demon in her job as a Vet to forget her feelings. Returning from a diffic...


  • Imagine you're accused of murder - but you're innocent.Imagine you've finally been acquitted due to lack of evidence - but you've lost your job and your friends in the meantime.Imagine you have to start a new life in Italy - but you don't even speak ...


  • All Jill wants is a calm wellness evening in the secure environment of her bath to recuperate from an exhausting week at work. However, fate intervenes in the form of an attractive neighbor . . . ...


  • The Chocolate Cake is the first short story in the series A Culinary Catastrophe, a series that combines entertaining romances with delicious recipes. This first short episode tells the story of Tak who has invited the man of her life - or so she hop...


  • Claire has fallen hard for her New York colleague Jack who only raves about the elegance of French women. Exasperated, she decides to fly to Nice to judge things for herself. Bowled over by the French way of doing things, she ends up meeting Jacques ...


  • Almost Paradise is a short & fun travelogue about Kotok Island, one of the Thousand Islands in Indonesia. A trainee in Jakarta takes a weekend trip with her friend and meets unexpected adventures on an island as perfect as a picture postcard. This sh...


  • Karen Larsen calls herself a modern gypsy because she has split her life into two perfect halves. In winter, she's a skiing instructor in the Teton Mountain Range; in summer, she works at the bookstore she owns on Long Island, New York. But one Easte...


  • Maren has one big goal in life; she wants to keep her independence. Her life is full to the brim with her two roles: being a single mom and owning the recently founded Start-Up Company. Men, she figures, are too exhausting to add to the mix; after al...


  • Sarah can't resist a swim in the luxurious pool of the Grand Excelsior Hotel, though she hates to return to her room in a bathrobe, dripping wet. Just as she braves the elevator, a gorgeous man joins her. Sarah curses her luck and pretends to disappe...


  • Cathy is on her way to a job interview that she hopes will result in the start of a new life and independence from her controlling brother. But, being late and new to Seattle, she becomes flustered and crashes her car into a van driven by Mick Vanden...