Author(s): Nicky Pellegrino
Raffaella Moretti, by far the most beautiful girl in the southern Italian town of Triento, is about to marry the only boy she has ever loved. It seems that nothing but happiness lies in store for Raffaella. So the last thing she expects is to find herself, one short year later, down on her hands and knees, scrubbing the layers of dirt from the floor of a strange house.
The exotic quality of Joanne Harris meets the warm, traditional storytelling of Maureen Lee Nicky Pellegrino is the editor of a women's magazine in New Zealand Foreign rights for DELICIOUS have so far sold to Germany, Holland, Portugal and Spain 'Full-bodied as a rich Italian red, it is a page-turner combining the missed chances of CAPTAIN CORELLI'S MANDOLIN with the foodie pleasures of CHOCOLAT. A warming read for a winter's night' Eve 'If you like your stories on the sensuous side, this debut novel is for you' Glamour
'Set against a backdrop of love, life, friendship and food, Mediterranean beauty Raffaella attemtps to rediscover her happiness after her one true love dies. ... The descriptions of Italian food will make your mouth water.' COSMOPOLITAN 'A touching story about one woman's search for love.' SUNDAY EXPRESS
When Nicky Pellegrino's Italian father came to England he fell in love with and married a Liverpool girl. He brought to his new family his passion for food and instilled in them what all Italians know - that you live to eat instead of eating to live. This Italian mantra is the inspiration behind Nicky's delicious novels. Every summer the family left their home in Merseyside and returned to her father's home town, near Naples, in southern Italy. When Nicky met and married a New Zealander she moved to Auckland where she works as a journalist and edits a woman's magazine. She hordes her annual leave so that she and her husband can return to Italy to meet up with her family and to eat the best mozzarella and research her books.