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The Wedding Officer: A Novel (Bantam Discovery) (original 2006; edition 2008)
The Wedding Officer by Anthony Capella (2006)
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0553384635, Paperback)In the sumptuous tradition of Chocolat and Captain Corelli's Mandolin, and already optioned for a major motion picture, comes a magical tale of romantic passion, culinary delight—and Italy.
Captain James Gould arrives in wartime Naples assigned to discourage marriages between British soldiers and their gorgeous Italian girlfriends. But the innocent young officer is soon distracted by an intoxicating young widow who knows her way around a kitchen...Livia Pertini is creating feasts that stun the senses with their succulence—ruby-colored San Marzana tomatoes, glistening anchovies, and delectable new potatoes encrusted with the black volcanic earth of of Campania—and James is about to learn that his heart may rank higher than his orders. For romance can be born of the sweet and spicy passions of food and love—and time spent in the kitchen can be as joyful and exciting as the banquet of life itself!
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Sent to occupied Naples in 1943 to dissuade Allied officers from marrying their Italian girlfriends, British officer James Gould suffers from a limited menu of fried Spam fritters and warmed-up rations, until a beautiful country girl joins the officers' staff as a cook.
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