Hachette Aotearoa New Zealand
Two feuding families, two love stories - and a lot of delicious Italian food.
Pieta Martinelli's sister is getting married. Since she is a bridal designer it falls to her to make the wedding gown. But Pieta is distracted by a series of unanswered questions. Why is her father feuding with another Italian in the neighbourhood? Why is her mother so faded and sad? And could the man she's always held a torch for really be getting married to someone else?
As Pieta stitches and beads her sister's wedding gown, she uncovers the secrets that have made her family what it is and that could stand between her and happiness.
THE ITALIAN WEDDING is a feast of food and love. It's about discovering who your parents really are. And who you really want to be.
Nicky Pellegrino has crafted a feast not just for the mind but for the mouth. Pellegrino has a style strongly reminiscent of Maeve Binchy, and fans of the continental-flavoured, food-centred family love story will love it - Australian Bookseller and Publisher
Nicky Pellegrino was born in Liverpool and spent childhood holidays staying with her father's family in southern Italy. When she started writing fiction, it was the memories of those summers in Italy that came flooding back and flavoured her stories.
Nicky now lives in Auckland, New Zealand with her husband, dogs and horses. A former magazine editor, she combines work as a freelance journalist with writing number one bestselling novels, including Under Italian Skies, A Dream Of Italy and A Year At Hotel Gondola. Her books sell around the world and have been translated into numerous languages.