Rating: 5 Cups
Jason Mirabella left Rhode Island for California and big business after college. He is the youngest of the three Mirabella siblings. He is good looking, intelligent, and has a head for business, but places a little too much importance on money.
Guilio Mirabella is the patriarch of the family. He is a widower, devoted to the memory of his Vera, though the “lasagne ladies” of the neighborhood hope to change his mind. He is a warm, loving father and beloved to all who know him. Other than his family the most important thing in his life is The Bradley Mansion Inn, the family bed and breakfast.
A spectacular lapse in judgement and ethics cost Jason everything he had in California. He lost his money, his job, his reputation, his pride, and his girlfriend and unborn child. Beaten down by life, he goes home to his family in Providence, Rhode Island where he learns about the truly important things in life and reconnects with his family.
Jason is a bit of a prodigal son when he returns to Rhode Island. His father welcomes him with open arms and his siblings with a little more caution. Jason is an interesting character. He admits his mistakes and genuinely tries to get closer to his family. In the process, he actually gets to know the people he has known all of his life. They are not the provincial drones in the family business, but have full and rewarding lives and are each very talented in their own right. My favorite character is Guilio. His unquestioning love and support are the cures to Jason’s broken spirit. The author has created a real family in this story; they have conflicts, jealousies, and most of all they love each other. I recommend this heartwarming story of love, redemption and family to everyone.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More