***This is the trailer for The Man at the Caffe Farnese! Make sure to read this book and check out the sequel that comes out in August of 2016. Enjoy!***

cover_TMARBThe Man at the Rialto Bridge

April 2015 – Buy Now

Family secrets, a terrorist plot, and a new romance!

Reluctantly joining her dysfunctional family on a Mediterranean cruise, Olivia is drawn to a mysterious man and finds herself propelled into a life-changing adventure. Her widowed sister, Ashley, convinces her to join her and their dying mother on a vacation to mend their relationships, flush out old secrets, and even forgive past transgressions.

But Olivia used the cruise to pursue a secret of her own. After discovering at the age of 12 she was the love child of an affair, she seeks her birth father, an Italian businessman, and meets him in several ports during the cruise in spite of what it might do to her precarious family. Olivia faces a dangerous on-board romance, family secrets, and decisions that could change her and her family forever. From Rome to Venice and ports in between, Olivia unearths secrets and struggles to make sense of them. Will Olivia’s dreams come true? One family’s future may hinge on Olivia and the man at the Rialto Bridge.

“Once again, Janet Simcic has given us fascinating characters in dramatic situations, surrounded by alluring locations. Olivia, a woman in search of answers, takes to the Italian seas aboard a cruise designed to bring her family together for reflection and resolution. Instead, she’s daunted at each port with a more personal and dangerous adventure each time, drawn into an affair that could change everything. Her quest for love, acceptance, and reconciliation brings out unforeseen strengths, and new vulnerabilities. Sexy, dramatic, and filled with surprises, we can’t help but feel the allure ofThe Man at the Rialto Bridge.
Herb Williams-Dalgart, award-winning author of The French Girl’s War


cover_TMACFThe Man at the Caffé Farnese

December 2011 – Buy Now

What readers are saying: 

“Vivid detail and descriptiveness that with each stroke of the word, paints a beautiful and lively portrait of Italy and its characters on the canvas of your mind. ”

“ This book was a fun, guilty pleasure. ”

“ I truly enjoyed this book about four women who are experiencing/have experienced life changes. ”

About the book: If you want an adventure in Italy, Rome in particular, enjoy this delightful adventure of three 50 something women who meet in an Italian class and are whisked away to a Roman Penthouse to practice the language and find their Italian ancestors. A lovely British landlord and her handsome “lover” and 3 Italian men enable them to learn more lessons on life than they’d expected. When women share secrets, their character is revealed. And through friendships, they find they can go home to America and find happiness. Rome comes alive. The Caffé Farnese does exist, all characters are fictional. The cappuccino at this Caffé is, in my opinion, the best in Rome


Stories of Italy and Travel from an American Woman's Perspective