Tuesday, July 28, 2020

The Blueberry Swirl Waltz

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my review...

This was a feel-good book. It’s about a young woman leaving her career and coming home to help her mother run the family business, an ice cream shoppe obviously. Well, actually an ice cream shop and more. This is not a heavy, deep book. It’s a quick read. It has characters you can’t help but love or hate.

But deep down there’s a little more to this book than you would think. There’s a little romance but fortunately only the clean kind. Yet there are issues, small and big. Things you might expect to find in a book like this but still things to make you feel, even think about.

Enjoyable read all around. Maria Imbalzano has several other publications. All have good reviews.

read an excerpt...

His sexy smile fluttered her heart. But truthfully, she didn’t know what to think anymore. His kisses had branded her heart and seared her soul. But they both knew she wouldn’t follow him out of New Jersey. Yet she wanted more, needed more. While they’d spent almost every night together dancing, and he’d often pop into the shop during the day if he was in the area, he

hadn’t asked her out on a real date.

 In an attempt to suffocate the fire burning deep within, she hid behind her instructor role. “A waltz is a ballroom dance in three quarter time with a strong accent on the first beat and a basic pattern of step-step close.” Katie stood to demonstrate on her own, holding her arms out as if she had a partner. “The music has a certain cadence. Songs that you may know to waltz to are Blue Danube or The Waltz of the Flowers from the Nutcracker Suite.”

 She moved around the room counting one, two, three, one, two, three. “You’ll notice that the one step is held a little longer than steps two and three.”

 He stood and slid into her arms. “This would be much easier if you had a partner.” His deep voice rumbled through her, disturbing all her cells.

 “It would.” She raised her eyes to his and got lost in their depths.

about Maria Imbalzano...

Maria Imbalzano is a retired matrimonial lawyer who now writes full time. Instead of drafting

motions, legal memoranda, and briefs, although fascinating, she now spends her days creating memorable characters and taking them on their emotional journeys through her contemporary romance novels.

 In addition to writing fiction, Maria is on the Friends of Thomas Edison State University Foundation Committee and is still involved with Dress for Success Central Jersey, having been a founding Board member. She also serves on the finance committee for The Present Day Club. She has received the distinguished Family of Edison Award for her work with The Thomas Edison State University Foundation, the Iron Mike Professional Achievement Award from Trenton Catholic Academy and was inducted into the Italian American National Hall of Fame.

Her novel, “Unchained Memories,” won the Wisconsin Romance Writers Write Touch Readers’ Award and the ACRA Readers’ Choice Heart of Excellence Award. “Sworn to Forget,” the first of the four-book Sworn Sisters Series was a finalist for the illustrious RONE award as well as the Book Buyers Best Award.

 Visit Maria at www.mariaimbalzano.com


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