El Dorado Hills, CA (PRWEB) March 11, 2006 –-
Set on the enchanting island of Sicily in the 1900’s, emerging author Geraldine D. Villalba gives us her first captivating novel, “Addiu, Bedda Sicilia: Goodbye, Beautiful Sicily”. In an era when husbands shoot the offenders, and the townspeople turn their heads, Gino flees his own country when an outraged husband, VIttorio, finds his wife, Carmela, and Gino together – and plots to kill him. Through her provocative writing, you will live the triumphs and tragedies of this Sicilian immigrant as he re-builds his life in America. Based on a true story, Ms. Villalba gives us a compelling tale of love, loss and survival using well-developed characters and a captivating storyline.
“You can't help but fall in love with the main character, Gino, and feel his passions, his heartbreaks, his joys. Everything in this book is obviously written from the heart and the descriptions of everything from the scenery to the food, to the people, bring the story alive. The fact that this story is based on true occurrences, and real people, make it all the more provocative and heart-rendering.” says D. McCord of Mountain View, California in her review of the book on Amazon.com. An excerpt from the book is attached.
“Addiu, Bedda Sicilia: Goodbye, Beautiful Sicily” may be purchased at Amazon.com, BarnesandNoble.com, Waldenbooks.com and more. Ms. Villalba is available for interviews and can be reached at geraldinedvillalba @ sbcglobal.net.
About Geraldine D Villalba – Geraldine D. Villalba was born in the beautiful “City By The Bay” San Francisco, California. Attending the Sacred Heart Grammar School on Fell Street and Lowell High School on Hayes Street, Geraldine met her future husband when her family moved to a suburb of San Francisco and attended Sequoia High School in Redwood City, California. Geraldine resides in El Dorado Hills, California with her husband and has 4 daughters, 7 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. Although the names have been changed, her first book “Addiu, Bedda Sicilia; Goodbye, Beautify Sicily” is based upon a true story about her grandparents who came to America from Sicily in 1900.
See attached file to read an excerpt of “Addiu, Bedda Sicilia: Goodbye, Beautiful Sicily,” by Geraldine D Villalba
CONTACT: Geraldine D Villalba
Email: geraldinedvillalba @ sbcglobal.net