Think Romeo and Juliet and the family feus. Bring it forward to Somervillle, Ma. and it is an updated version. I enjoyed the book. Very light and proves there is still love and passion after 60
Modern parallel of Shakespeare story, set with older Romeo and Juliet. Charming and well-written summer read.
Romantic comedy about two florists from feuding families who find each other in their middle years when they have both lost their mates. The problems they face are mostly caused by their own grown up children and make for lots of funny and touching moments.
Skipped through this one.
Very good book. It gives you hope that if you are patient you might find the one you truly love. At any age love might become part of your life.
I enjoyed this take on Romeo and Juliet, though there were a few over the top moments. It raises good questions about why to continue a feud whose origin has been long forgotten without hitting you over the head with a moral. This was not my favorite Jeanne Ray novel, but encourages me to read more of her work.
Here's your beach read - nothing to tax your sun-drenched brain. If you liked Moonstruck the movie, you'll enjoy this.
Well-written women's fiction about an older couple falling in love, despite their family feud and their children's prejudices.
This is a very cute and romantic story of finding love later on in life.
It will make you smile. The cover blurbs are all true: charming, a gem, completely entertaining-it is a special book.
Great book. A bit romantic/you knew how it was going to end, but with older charachters and realistic situations.
Romantic fiction: Julie Roseman is a divorcee and Romeo Cacciamani is a widower. Both own florist shops and both belong to the wrong side of a generational fued. But when they actually meet they fall in love with eachother. But when their families find out, it's war...
A very cute, uplifting read. Great escape book
Romeo and Juliet with a happy ending and in boston. Great beach/travel book.
This book was excellent. A very quick and delightful read that I would certainly recommend to all lovers of romance.
Great story of the loving and hating relationship between two families -- both in the floral business. Involves several generations, strong personalities and growth for all. Lots of situations in a small book (238 pg paperback).
This was such a pleasant surprise! Enjoyed reading this one.
I thought this book was just wonderful. Funny, and very entertaining...
I loved that this was a mature relationship. Love relationships do not end when one reaches their 30s or 40s, thank god.
I am picky about books. I don't like sappy, no thought, books with one dimensional characters. I do however love stories about families and this is one of my favorites. It's not destined to become America's best written and most loved novel but it does accomplish something special. It is original, witty, cute, smart, sexy, and captivating. A slight miracle for what I call "Bubblegum Fiction". That is, fiction that is a quick read and doesn't make your mind turn somersaults. Sometimes you need something for pure entertainment value. This piece of bubblegum fiction holds its flavor throughout the book. I highly reccomend it. As an aside- the characters are more mature lovebirds and as a young married woman, I found their relationship to be fascinating AND encouraging.
Very quick read - interesting and funny love story
Lighthearted, fun reading!
Really, *really* loved this book! I picked it up in the LaGuardia airport to have something to read on the plane, and was extremely grateful for the incredibly noisy plane ride -- I kept laughing out loud. I'm certain the people next to me thought I was nuts...
A fun read - my mother even liked it and laughed at it. Her favorite scene - the one in the walk-in cooler (that's all I'm going to tell you about it).
Meet the Cacciamanis and the Rosemans, rival florists and bitter enemies for as long as either family can remember (although no one can recall precisely why) until one fateful day when divorced Julie Roseman and widowed Romeo Cacciamani meet by chance at a small business seminar in the Boston Sheraton. More than flowers bloom as a result and when their respective families--horrified--find out about the budding romance, all hell breaks loose.
"Julie Roseman has known since childhood that Rosemans are supposed to loathe, despise, and distrust Caccianmanis. She's never known exactly WHY, but she's followed her family's advice and avoided the Cacciamanis like the plague. Now she's bumped into Romeo Cacciamani at a small-business conference. They're both running the florist shops outside Boston that have been in their failies for years--and struggling to keep them afloat. They're both single, since Romeolost his wife and Julie's husband her for a scheming little 38 year old. Actually, the dreaded Romeo Caccianami seems sort of...sweet. Now this unexpected relationship is blooming into something big. Julie and Romeo think it's love. But when their families find out, it's war..." First book in a two-book series, the second book being JULIE AND ROMEO GET LUCKY.