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Lizzie & Dante: A novel

By Mary Bly

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Publication Date: June 1, 2021

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A transporting, all-consuming, and deeply romantic story of a woman whose life turns upside down after she meets an enigmatic chef on vacation in Italy.

On the heels of a difficult break-up and a devastating diagnosis, Shakespearian scholar Lizzie Delford decides to take one last lavish vacation on Elba, the sun-kissed island off the Italian coast, with her best friend and his movie-star boyfriend. Once settled into a luxurious seaside resort, Lizzie has to make big decisions about her future, and she needs the one thing she may be running out of: time.

She leaves the yacht-owners and celebrities behind and sneaks off to the public beach, where she meets a sardonic chef named Dante, his battered dog Lily, and his wry daughter Etta, a twelve-year-old desperate for a mother. While Dante shows Lizzie the island’s secrets, and Etta dazzles with her irreverent humor, Lizzie is confronted with a dilemma. Is it right to fall in love if time is short? Is it better to find a mother briefly, or to have no mother at all? And most pressingly, are the delicacies of life worth tasting even if you will only get to savor them for a short while?

A luscious story of love, courage, and Italian wine, Lizzie & Dante demands to know how far we should travel to find a future worth fighting for.

Story Locale: Elba, Italy

About the Author

Mary Bly is a New York Times bestselling author under the name Eloisa James and professor of English literature who lives with her family in New York, but can sometimes be found in Paris or Italy. She is the mother of two and, in a particularly delicious irony for a romance writer, is married to a genuine Italian knight.

Author Residence: New York

Format: Hardcover

Length: 320 pages

Publisher: The Dial Press

Publication Date: June 1, 2021

ISBN: 9780593134825

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