About the Book
In the name of love
A coveted teaching invitation gives Donovan Boudreaux the chance to leave his New Orleans comfort zone and meet his secret email pen pal—world-renowned author Gianna Martelli. But when he arrives at the Martelli wine chateau in Tuscany, he discovers he's been deceived. His misgivings dwindle as Gianna introduces him to the hidden pleasures of Italy—and a passion that takes both Donovan and the reclusive writer by surprise.
Gianna loves her simple life on her family's legendary vineyards. Until her matchmaking twin initiates a clandestine correspondence. Determined to make amends, Gianna soon realizes that she and the charming professor share a bond that can't be found in books. A friendship soon flames into an intense affair they know can't last forever. And now a vindictive rival could destroy Donovan's reputation, career and any hope of a future with Gianna…
About the Author
Deborah was born and raised in Fairfield County, Connecticut, but now calls the rolling farms of North Carolina home. A city girl with a country spirit, Deborah is a bestselling author of a growing list of romance novels.
A true Renaissance woman, Deborah's many career paths have included working as a retail buyer and size model for a national women's clothing chain, a finance manager for a well-known beverage organization, a sales manager for an infamous candy company, a telecommunications administrator and corporate trainer for a hotel-owning company, an art gallery director for a world-renowned artist and an administrative consultant for multiple organizations. Her writing experience also encompasses twenty-plus years of scripting technical resources and training documentation for numerous corporations throughout the United States and abroad. Deborah is also an inactive, licensed real estate broker and general building contractor.
For Deborah, writing is akin to breathing and she firmly believes that if she could not write she would cease to exist. Weaving a story that leaves her audience feeling full and complete—as if they've just enjoyed an incredible meal—is the ultimate thrill for her. Deborah currently has five works of fiction in the marketing stage, and every writer's inevitable drawer full of rejection letters.
Deborah and her husband proudly claim twenty-plus years of marriage, six incredible children and nine precocious grandchildren.