Julie and Romeo by Jeanne Ray
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A deliciously funny and wickedly sexy novel of love found (finally!) and love threatened (inevitably) by the families who claim to love us best. Romeo Cacciamani and Julie Roseman are rival florists in Boston, whose families have hated each other for as long as anyone can remember (what they can't remember is why). When these two vital, lonely people see each other across a crowded lobby at a small business owners' seminar, an intense attraction blooms that neither tries to squelch. They're not sure what fate has in store for them, but they're not about to let something as silly as a generations-long feud stand in the way of finding out. That is, not until Romeo's octogenarian mother, Julie's meddling ex-husband, and a cast of grown Cacciamani and Roseman children begin to intervene with a passionate hatred that matches their newly found love, stroke for stroke. Think Montagues and Capulets, think wise and witty and thoroughly modern. Julie and Romeo is a love story for the ages. All ages.

About Jeanne Ray

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JEANNE RAY is a nurse living in Nashville. She is the mother of the novelist Ann Patchett. This is her first novel.
Published May 30, 2000 by Harmony. 240 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Romance, Literature & Fiction, Business & Economics. Fiction

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A clever, sexy, comic version of Shakespeare's love story.

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Shakespeare it isn't, but Ray's beguiling first novel succeeds on the level of romantic entertainment. Narrator Julie Roseman is 60, divorced, loving her job running her family's florist business in S

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Julie's adult daughters and Romeo's adult sons are fully steeped in the family tradition of hate, and as Julie and Romeo try to fall in love, their children try to keep them apart.

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As soon as I read the title of your post, I KNEW it was about this book … highly recommended … and I’m going to search out any other books by this author.

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