Love’s Determination on Display in New Romance Novel

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Author Ibis Lezcano tells a love story that survives against all odds

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As a Cuban American living with a French-born husband in Florida, Ibis Lezcano, author of the new book “Love, Destiny, and Gardenias” (published by AuthorHouse) is no stranger to cultural intersections. Florida is an incredibly diverse state, as evidenced by MSNBC’s recent article “Romney's Coalition: How He Won Florida,” which points out that the Florida electorate is comprised of 14 percent Latinos, 36 percent seniors, 8 percent Cuban Americans and 40 percent wealthy. Drawing on the influence of this broad range of diverse people living around her, Lezczno delivers an unforgettable love story between two people from two countries and two different cultures who overcome all obstacles and difficulties to follow their destiny – a powerful love drawing them together.

“It will probably leave you with a tear in your eyes and smile on your face,” says Lezcano.

“Love, Destiny, and Gardenias” is a remarkable love story in the same vein as classic films like “An Affair to Remember” and “The Bridges of Madison County” – an instantly passionate love threatened when Laura’s and Antonio’s lives and responsibilities get in the way.

Their love survives tragedies, and separation, but somehow they still find each other. As Lezcano says, “Destiny always has the final word.”

About the Author
Ibis Lezcano has been a writer for as long as she can remember, using writing as an escape to her dream world. Only now, at 74 years old, has she had the time to seriously approach writing a novel, having dedicated her life to “… the business of living and raising a family.” The release of “Love, Destiny, and Gardenias” is the realization of a lifelong dream. Lezcano,born and raised in Havana, Cuba, immigrated to the United States in 1961. She lives in Florida with her husband, though she keeps a second home in Paris, allowing the couple to make frequent trips to her husband’s home country.

AuthorHouse, an Author Solutions, Inc. self-publishing imprint, is a leading provider of book publishing, marketing, and bookselling services for authors around the globe and offers the industry’s only suite of Hollywood book-to-film services. Committed to providing the highest level of customer service, AuthorHouse assigns each author personal publishing and marketing consultants who provide guidance throughout the process. Headquartered in Bloomington, Indiana, AuthorHouse celebrated 15 years of service to authors in Sept. 2011.For more information or to publish a book visit or call 1-888-519-5121. For the latest, follow @authorhouse on Twitter.


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