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About the Author

Lisa Shea is fascinated by how, from an early age, we are subtly trained in the traditions of courtship. Fairy tales involved red roses as a sign of love. White clothing represents innocence, while green is the color of health. Every culture has its own traditions in the meaning of flowers, the significance of months, and the legends which grow around locations and people. Lisa combined her interest in these romantic traditions with her love of travel and culture. She embarked on numerou trips to lands steeped in history -- the green hills of Ireland, the flowered gardens of France, the beautiful coastlines of Italy. She walked the hexagonal steps of the Giant's caueway, gazed at the serenity of the Seine river, and marveled at the singing gondoliers of Venice. She absorbed the natural beauty of these locations and talked frequently with the locals about their lore and traditions. Lisa'a love of literature immersed her in centuries of traditional tales from each land, revealing a wealth of courtship and romance lore. For a more modern take, she also watched hundreds of movies set in the locations to stay up to date with current practices. Share in Lisa's enthusiasm for all things romantic. Whether you are planning your very first date, or are seeking ways to revitalize a long-term relationship, there is a wealth of knowledge waiting here for you!

Product Details

  • Paperback: 120 pages
  • Publisher: Windstorm Creative; 1 edition (January 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1590921011
  • ISBN-13: 978-1590921012
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.2 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,183,673 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Lisa Shea is a fervent fan of honor, loyalty, and chivalry. She brings to life worlds where men and women stand shoulder to shoulder, steady in their desire to make the world a better place for all. Most of her profits are donated to support battered women's shelters.

Lisa's works are all cleanly written with no explicit intimacy, mild if any violence, and mild if any language. They are suitable for teens and up. The content varies by series. For example, the sword-wielding medieval romances have heroines who occasionally ward off a robber. While it's gently described, that might be called "violence." On the other hand, the Black Cat cozy mysteries have no violence at all.

Lisa has written a wide range of fiction stories. She has twelve medieval romances, three modern murder mystery novels, four sci-fi adventures, three Scottish regency time travel romances, three dystopian stories, two 1800s-era black-Indian novellas, and two Blackstone Valley mysteries.

In short stories, there's a thirty-one part story-a-day mini mystery series set in Salem, Massachusetts through the month of October 2014. A seventeen-part time travel series. A three-part Biblical-era series. A three-part zoo cozy mystery series. A two-part art museum mystery series. Three standalone sci-fi and two standalone contemporary shorts.

On the non-fiction side, Lisa has written 83 books. There are 13 low carb books, 19 relationship books, 13 on green living, 9 on journaling, 4 on ASP programming, 3 on sleep and dreams, 2 on wine, 3 on wedding and courtship traditions, 2 on Melville poetry, 1 on history, and 11 on various self-help topics like working from home, reducing stress, yoga, meditation, and conquering a fear of spiders.

Lisa has over 500 pages online to help aspiring authors learn how to develop time management, write that book, lay it out, and get it published. Visit for all the details, and free to email with questions!


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5 of 9 people found the following review helpful By J. Zolli on January 26, 2007
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Someday, I'll go to Italy. I'll drift down the canals of Venice, stand at the foot of the Coliseum, wonder at the Tower of Pisa. Until then, though, this book will help me enjoy the best of Italian culture and romance and bring it into my home. I married an Italian gentleman, and know that there is nothing like the riveting magnetism of the unadorned gaze of an Italian in love. If you want to sweep someone off their feet Italian style, the recipe is in this book.

Steeped in history and tradition, Italy has been described as a piece of heaven on earth. From the history of famous Italian loves, to recipes for some of the finest food and drink found anywhere, to the traditions of courting, proposing, and marrying, this book touches on all things Amore'.
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