Italian for Beginners

By Kristin Harmel (Trade Paperback, 2009)
Thirty-four-year-old Manhattan accountant Cat Connelly has always lived life on the safe side. But after her little sister gets married, Cat wonders if she has condemned herself to a life of boredom by playing by the rules. She decides to take a chance for once, accepting an invitation to spend a month with an old flame in Italy. But her reunion with the slick and gorgeous Francesco is short-lived, and she finds herself suddenly alone in Rome. Now, she must see if she has the courage to live outside the lines for the first time - and to face a past she never understood. It will take an unexpected friendship with a fiery Italian waitress, a whirlwind Vespa tour of the Eternal City with a handsome stranger, and a surprise encounter with an old acquaintance to show Cat that life doesn't always work out the way you expect, but sometimes you have to have fall in order to fly.
  • Grand Central Publishing
    • Format: Trade Paperback

    • Price: $13.99 US/$15.50 CAN

    • ISBN-13: 9780446538305

    • On Sale Date: 08/13/2009

    • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

    Formats Available: Trade Paperback, Electronic Book

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Thirty-four-year-old Manhattan accountant Cat Connelly has always lived life on the safe side. But after her little sister gets married, Cat wonders if she has condemned herself to a life of boredom by playing by the rules. She decides to take a chance for once, accepting an invitation to spend a month with an old flame in Italy. But her reunion with the slick and gorgeous Francesco is short-lived, and she finds herself suddenly alone in Rome. Now, she must see if she has the courage to live outside the lines for the first time - and to face a past she never understood. It will take an unexpected friendship with a fiery Italian waitress, a whirlwind Vespa tour of the Eternal City with a handsome stranger, and a surprise encounter with an old acquaintance to show Cat that life doesn't always work out the way you expect, but sometimes you have to have fall in order to fly.

Kristin Harmel is the author of four women's fiction novels. She also reports for People magazine, and her work has appeared in magazines including Glamour, Runner's World, Woman's Day, American Baby, and Men's Health. She's also the author of two novels for teens. Kristin Harmel lives in Orlando, Florida.
  • "ITALIAN FOR BEGINNERS is such a treat-I absolutely adored it!  Kristin's writing really shines in this story of family, history, and what we truly want.  I can't wait to see where Kristin takes us next!"

  • "I've loved all of Kristin Harmel's novels and ITALIAN FOR BEGINNERS is my favorite one yet.  This vivid, sparkling story is sure to turn your next staycation into a fast-paced and fun Roman holiday." 

  • "Reading Kristin Harmel is like going on vacation with your best friend--an escape to good times, big laughs, exciting discoveries and fun, fun, fun!"

  • "ITALIAN FOR BEGINNERS hits all the right notes, taking us on a journey that is at turns sweet, funny, and heartbreaking. Cat is an instantly likable and relatable main character--human, honest, charming, and brave. If you can't spring for vacation abroad, pick up ITALIAN FOR BEGINNERS--it's the next best thing to a trip to Rome. Brava Kristin, for another magnificent read!"

  • On THE ART OF FRENCH KISSING:
    "It's more fun than a trip to Paris!  Kristin Harmel is as good as it gets!" (Johanna Edwards, author of THE NEXT BIG THING).

  • "A fun, high-spirited [novel]." (Romantic Times).

  • "Overflowing with bubbly fun...intoxicating with the magic of Paris...Like a bottle of champagne...You'll drink it down in one glamorous gulp." (Julia Holden, author of ONE DANCE IN PARIS).

  • "With her characteristic wit and warmth, Harmel tells a very entertaining story of a woman who reinvents herself almost without realizing it." (Melissa Senate, author of SEE JANE DATE and LOVE YOU TO DEATH).

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Italian for Beginners
  • Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
  • Price: $13.99 US/$15.50 CAN
  • Pages: 384
  • Physical Dimensions: 5-1/4" x 8"
  • ISBN-13: 9780446538305
  • On Sale Date: 08/13/2009
Italian for Beginners

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Italian for Beginners