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Beneath the Mimosa Tree [Kindle Edition]

Stephanie Verni
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Annabelle Marco and Michael Contelli are both only children of Italian-Americans. Next door neighbors since they were both five years old, they both receive their parents’ constant attention and are regularly subjected to their meddlesome behavior. In high school and then in college, as their relationship moves from friendship to love, Annabelle finds herself battling her parents, his parents, and even Michael. She feels smothered by them all and seeks independence through an unplanned and unexpected decision that she comes to regret and that ultimately alters the course of her life, Michael’s life, and the lives of both of their parents.

Set in Annapolis, Maryland, New York City, and London, England, in the 1980s and 1990s, Beneath the Mimosa Tree examines both Annabelle’s and Michael’s journeys over the span of ten years as we hear their alternating voices tell the story of self-discoveries, the nature of well-meaning families, and the sense of renewal that can take place when forgiveness is permitted.

Editorial Reviews


Bronze Medal, Readers Favorite Contest, 2012 for Contemporary Romance
Finalist 2012, Readers Favorite, Contemporary Romance.

Reviewed by Alice D. for Readers Favorite

"Beneath the Mimosa Tree" is a lovely, well-written and well-edited story of childhood sweethearts, Annabelle Marco and Michael Contelli. The story's true-to-life plot flows smoothly to the book's conclusion, and "Beneath the Mimosa Tree" is a story to read and cherish.

From the Author

THANK YOU:  Thank you to Readers Favorite! BENEATH THE MIMOSA TREE received the Bronze Award for Contemporary Fiction, 2012. I'm honored...

Dear Readers,

Letters play an important part in "Beneath the Mimosa Tree," so I thought I would write one in the form of a message here to you, prospective readers, to say thank you for considering reading my book.

This novel started as a short story, and with the encouragement from one of my professors who suggested I take it from the short story form to a novel many years ago, I decided to tackle the project. It was written with much love, commitment, and energy, as this is a story I'd wanted to create for many, many years.

It was an absolute pleasure delving into the worlds of Michael and Annabelle, and I hope you enjoy getting to know them as much I enjoyed creating them and their story.

With gratitude,

Product Details

  • File Size: 395 KB
  • Print Length: 220 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0615617743
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007OMB3BM
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #736,425 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Made my heart feel so good! May 24, 2012
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What a fabulous book! I am typically a pretty fast reader, but I loved this story so much I didn't want it to end. The characters were so real and it was so easy to relate to all of the emotions. I loved the ending and loved the special touch of Vivi! I can't wait for the next novel from Ms. Verni.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A heartwarming love story May 2, 2014
By Sasha
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A heartwarming love story. I couldn't put it down until the end. I can't wait to read more from Stephanie Verni!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Loved this book! March 20, 2014
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It takes place in Annapolis which is very near my home so I could easily picture the surroundings. The author did a good job of developing the main and supporting characters in a way that way that had everyone suffering the consequences of their choices.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A so-so book, interesting title. April 18, 2013
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It was an okay love story and I liked the locale because I have been to Annapolis before and am familiar with the Baltimore area.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Sweet book - easy read January 22, 2013
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I really loved this book -- very sweet. I really enjoyed this as a leisurely read. I highly recommend it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Page-turner! November 10, 2012
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From the first paragraph to the final sentence, this book captivated my interest. I loved the characters, the storyline, and the masterful way that the author, Stephanie Verni, told the story. As I read the novel, I felt like I could be right there in the house next door while Annabelle and Michael began their courtship. The descriptions of Annapolis and Baltimore were painted perfectly. I wish there was a sequel because I enjoyed this book so much and I'm ready for more!Beneath the Mimosa Tree: A Novel
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5.0 out of 5 stars One of my favorites October 17, 2012
By Hope
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I loved reading this book. This is the type of book that you can sit down and relax while reading. I love how the characters speak for themselves. It gives you the main characters own point of view. After reading this book I would like to visit the locations pointed out in the book. I look forward to reading more books from Stephanie.
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5.0 out of 5 stars New author September 21, 2012
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I really enjoyed this book. I like how it tells each of the main characters' point of view. I look forward to more books from her.
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More About the Author

STEPHANIE VERNI was born in Fort Knox, Kentucky, and grew up in Maryland. Her teenage years and a portion of her adult years were spent living in Annapolis and Baltimore. A graduate of Towson University, she earned her first master's degree in Professional Writing from Towson University, and a second master's degree (MFA) in Creative Writing from National University. She spent thirteen years working in public relations and publishing for the Baltimore Orioles baseball club. Currently a full-time faculty member at Stevenson University in Business Communication, she serves as an associate professor where she teaches writing and communication courses. She resides in Severna Park, Maryland, with her husband and two children. For more information about Stephanie and her work, visit her website and blog at Steph's Scribe -- BENEATH THE MIMOSA TREE earned a Bronze medal in the Annual Readers' Favorite Awards Contest for 2012, tops in its category for Contemporary Romance, and was a National Indie Excellence finalist for Romance in 2013.


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