BELLASTORIA PRESS BOOKS HONORED
WITH CHANTICLEER INTERNATIONAL BOOK AWARDS
by Annaliese Darr
FIRST PLACE in Women’s Fiction for the Somerset Awards for Contemporary and Literary Fiction
THE BOAT HOUSE CAFÉ
by Linda Cardillo
FIRST PLACE in Twentieth-Century Fiction for the Goethe Awards in Historical Fiction
We are Ann DeFee and Linda Cardillo, two award-winning authors who stood on the edge of the chasm that was 21st –century publishing and didn’t retreat to our garrets, burning manuscripts to keep warm. We decided instead to confront the industry upheaval facing writers by founding Bellastoria Press.
Our mission with Bellastoria Press is to offer stories from the heart, told with compassion and humor.
“Linda Cardillo and Ann DeFee are writers whose stories will amaze, entertain and provide a touchstone,” says USA Today bestselling author Judith Arnold, “They know there are readers—women like themselves—who are hungry for stories they can delve into, question and laugh with.”
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“…a wonderful tale of intrigue, suspense, broken dreams, and miraculously, falling in love. Rich in historical detail, the book will enlighten the reader about Colonial America and enthrall said reader with a compelling, heart-warming story of love and loss. Wonderful reading!” – 5-Star Amazon Review
“A tender, spirited family tale to complete a warm, earnest series.” – Kirkus Reviews
“…the town is just as much a character in this story as all the nosy, funny and crazy locals.” – 5-Star Amazon Review
“Ann DeFee’s books are a delight to read!”
Susan Wiggs, New York Times Bestselling Author
Proceeds from the sale of this book will benefit the Robert Packard Center for ALS Research at Johns Hopkins.