Dolci di Love by Sarah-Kate Lynch
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New from the author of House of Daughters- an irresistible confection of love, loss, and Italian sweets in the delectable tradition of Chocolat

Corporate star Lily Turner abandons the boardrooms of Manhattan for the steep streets of Montevedova when she discovers her "perfect" husband, Daniel, has another family tucked away in the hills of Tuscany. Once there, her plight attracts the attention of the Secret League of Widowed Darners, an all-but-invisible army pulling strings behind the scenes to create happy endings. Soon founding members, Violetta and Luciana, are scheming to mend Lily's broken heart-and to enlist her help for their struggling pasticceria.

With the lush landscape of a sumptuous Tuscan summer in the background, and the tantalizing scent of fresh-baked cantucci in the air, Dolci di Love is the joyful celebration of a modern recipe for life.

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About Sarah-Kate Lynch

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SARAH KATE LYNCH is a journalist, former columnist and editor of the New Zealand "Women's Weekly. Lynch, a third generation New Zealander draws on her ancestral West Cork, Ireland, roots in "Blessed Are the Cheesemakers", her second novel.
Published March 29, 2011 by Plume. 322 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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When hyper-efficient wife and corporate hotshot Lily Turner discovers a photograph in her husband Daniel’s closet revealing he has another family in Italy, she is forced to realize her 16-year-old marriage has been drained of magic by the unhappiness arising from her five miscarriages and a faile...

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After New York executive Lily Turner discovers a photo of a beautiful woman and two children, clearly taken in Italy, she realizes that her husband, Daniel, has a secret second family.

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Dolci di Love by Sarah-Kate Lynch is a book that is as sweet as the amorucci (heart-shaped Italian biscotti) that the main character makes.

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Hurt teen complains to police watchdog A Hamilton teenager who claims police pushed her to the ground before dragging her face down from a party has lodged a complaint with the Independent Police Conduct… More than 350 young people have signed on as building apprentices since a $2000 bonus beca...

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Alongside Lily, Lynch introduces the other colourful twist to her tale, the shrill and cantankerous sisters, Luciana and Violetta, and their gaggle of scheming busybody widows, the Secret League of Widowed Darners.

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Australian Women Online

For logistics expert Lily Turner life is about getting from A to B, and the less meddling within the supply chain the better.

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