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The House in Amalfi

Elizabeth Adler

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Let Elizabeth Adler sweep you away to the dramatic cliffs and azure waters of Italy's Amalfi coast, in this New York Times bestselling novel of secrets, memories, and love…

The secrets of her past lie in Italy
Lamour Harrington's husband died two years ago. It is the second time she has lost a man she loved to a tragedy: her father died in a mysterious boating accident when she was seventeen. When a devastating discovery about her husband's death leaves Lamour feeling stunned and betrayed, she returns to the house on the lush Amalfi coast where she'd lived with her father during the happiest years of her childhood.

and so does unexpected love…
But the house of her memories has secrets all its own, forcing her to face new truths about another man she once loved. Was her father's death truly accidental? Or was he hiding something that caused his early demise? Torn between two mysterious and compelling men who have now entered her life, Lamour discovers that the past has a way of returning when you least expect it. And someone wants to ensure that Lamour doesn't uncover the secrets of this idyllic, dreamy coastal getaway. As the past and the present collide in a shattering and suspenseful climax, Lamour must face the things she fears the most, in order to find the courage to live life to the fullest.

"Magnificent!"
--Affaire de Coeur

"Adler's colorful descriptions of Italy are as enticing as the story. Romance and mystery fill this magnetic novel, perfect escapist fare."
--Romantic Times (starred review)

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Chapter One 
Lamour Harrington
 
For two years I have lived alone, not allowing even a dog or a cat to intrude on my solitude. My friend Jammy Mortimer, who I've known since we were little kids, says I'm getting creepy. "All this loneliness is not good for you," she says in her usual forthright manner. "You'll end up a fat, eccentric recluse, refusing to open the door even to me."
 
Of course that's not true--my door's always open to Jammy. But as far as the weight is concerned, I have to admit I've gotten even skinnier over the past few months. I have a busy life--by
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Praise for The House in Amalfi

“Adler is known for her skill in describing place, and she exceeds all expectations in [the] detailing of Rome and Amalfi in her newest novel. Alder captures villages, gardens, houses, and everyday life, all to the reader's vast enjoyment…her language is deft and graceful…the magic in Adler’s novels resides not only in place, but also in the stories she weaves. And her romances are not just between men and women, they are between reader and landscape. Here the atmosphere is so lush gardens grow from the page, her descriptions are so beautiful and clear that one could wander her cities with only this book as the map, and so evocative that the reader feels that he or she has also eaten pizza in a tiny café, and watched fishermen unload their catch.”—Booklist

“Adler...once again brings a far-flung locale to life with escapist flair, taking the reader—along with the questing heroine—on a trip to the coast of southern Italy…the novel engages with a light story and luscious descriptions of food and scenery.”—Publishers Weekly

“Adler’s awesome talent for descriptive prose transports the reader to the lush beauty of the Amalfi coast in this beautiful tale of secrets, heartbreak, hope, and love. Adler’s eye for detail, intricate plotting, and remarkable, believable characters make her stories a true gift to the reader. Magnificent!”
Affaire de Coeur

“Adler excels in this genre, which includes her previous novels The Last Time I Saw Paris and Invitation to Provence.”—Tampa Tribune

“Adler’s descriptions are so lush, so lyrical, you can almost smell the salt of the ocean, taste the dark, acrid sweetness of a good cappuccino. Her gorgeous imagery of Rome makes you want to pack your bags and go! It gets even better when she gets to the Amalfi seaside, with the house tucked into the cliffs, the boats bobbing on a sparkling blue sea, and the scent of lemons everywhere.”—Romancedivas.com


“Adler is known for her skill in describing place, and she exceeds all expectations in [the] detailing of Rome and Amalfi in her newest novel. Alder captures villages, gardens, houses, and everyday life, all to the reader's vast enjoyment…her language is deft and graceful…the magic in Adler’s novels resides not only in place, but also in the stories she weaves. And her romances are not just between men and women, they are between reader and landscape. Here the atmosphere is so lush gardens grow from the page, her descriptions are so beautiful and clear that one could wander her cities with only this book as the map, and so evocative that the reader feels that he or she has also eaten pizza in a tiny café, and watched fishermen unload their catch.”—Booklist

“Adler...once again brings a far-flung locale to life with escapist flair, taking the reader—along with the questing heroine—on a trip to the coast of southern Italy…the novel engages with a light story and luscious descriptions of food and scenery.”—Publishers Weekly

“Adler’s awesome talent for descriptive prose transports the reader to the lush beauty of the Amalfi coast in this beautiful tale of secrets, heartbreak, hope, and love. Adler’s eye for detail, intricate plotting, and remarkable, believable characters make her stories a true gift to the reader. Magnificent!”
Affaire de Coeur

“Adler excels in this genre, which includes her previous novels The Last Time I Saw Paris and Invitation to Provence.”—Tampa Tribune

“Adler’s descriptions are so lush, so lyrical, you can almost smell the salt of the ocean, taste the dark, acrid sweetness of a good cappuccino. Her gorgeous imagery of Rome makes you want to pack your bags and go! It gets even better when she gets to the Amalfi seaside, with the house tucked into the cliffs, the boats bobbing on a sparkling blue sea, and the scent of lemons everywhere.”—Romancedivas.com


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  • ELIZABETH ADLER is the internationally acclaimed author of sixteen novels. She lives in Palm Springs, California.

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