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Alessandro's Prize He d longed to claim her A vacation in Milan sounds ideal to Lily Parisi Her world was rocked to its core when she found her fiance cheating on her, but now she is determined to get on with her life on her own But not for long She bumps into someone she knows Alessandro del Marc and her plans come a little undoneDarkly, smolderingly enigmatic, Alessandro has long wanted Lily but never pursued her He s always kept his cool However, now that Lily the prize he s always wanted is in his reach, he s finding it impossible to keep control The time has come to stake his claim especially since the passionate chemistry appears to be mutual


About the Author: Helen Bianchin

Helen Shirley was born on February 20 1939 in New Zealand, where she grew up, an only child possessed by a vivid imagination and a love for reading She wrote stories for amusement in her early teenage years, and when she left leaving school, she took a secretarial job at a father and son legal firm.At age twenty one Helen joined a girlfriend and embarked on a working holiday in Australia, travelling via cruise ship from Auckland to Melbourne Alas, no shipboard romance, as she spent all four days in her cabin suffering from sea sickness After fifteen months working in Melbourne, Helen and her friend bought a vehicle and took three months to drive the length and breadth of Australia, choosing to work in Cairns in order to fund the final leg of our journey to Sydney.It was in Cairns that Helen met her future husband, Danilo Bianchin, an Italian immigrant from Treviso He was a tobacco sharefarmer from the tobacco farming community of Mareeba His English was pitiful, and her command of Italian was nil Six months later they married, and Helen was flung into cooking for up to nine tobacco pickers, stringing tobacco, feeding 200 chickens, a few turkeys, ducks plus killing, cleaning and cooking the same Her knowledge of Italian improved, and there were hilarious moments in retrospect Some of what she endured was cooking on a wood burning stove, having no running hot water, a primitive shower and toilet facilities, washing uniforms for two soccer teams during the soccer season floods, horrendous hailstone damage to tobacco crops, hardship, and the stillbirth of their first child Then, to their joy, Helen s daughter, Lucia, was born Three years later the couple returned to New Zealand, where they settled for sixteen years During those early years, they added two sons, Angelo and Peter, to the family.With multiple anecdotes of farm life in an Italian community to friends, the idea of writing a book occurred A romance, set on a tobacco farm in Australia s far north, Queensland, featuring an Italian hero Helen says, the background was authentic, believe me However the hero was rich and owned the farm artistic license It took her a year to complete a passable manuscript, typed on a portable typewriter at the dining room table That first effort was deemed too short with insufficient detail Helen rewrote it This time it was considered too long with too much extraneous detail She revised, then sent it to London Four months later she received a telegram from Alan Boon Mills Boon to say they intended to publish and a contract would be sent in the mail It was the most wonderful news Helen wrote tenbooks while living in New Zealand, then in 1981, her family resettled in Australia, on Queensland s Gold Coast She has since published twenty fivebooks Today, with computer technology, the mechanics of writing are much easier However, the writing process doesn t change Helen says that she s having a good day if she can achieve 5 good pages, which she is likely to change, edit and rewrite the following day.She loves creating characters, giving them life and providing a situation where their emotions are tested and love wins out For her, the greatest praise is for a reader to say they couldn t put the book down then Helen knows that she has achieved what she set out to do create a moving enjoyable story which holds the reader entertained from beginning to end Helen s hobbies are tennis, table tennis, judo, reading She loves movies, and leads an active social life.



10 thoughts on “Alessandro's Prize

  1. says:

    This book was a middle of the road read I didn t hate or love it I ended up giving it 3.5 5.0 stars because of its good and not so good points.What I liked I love a good hero in pursuit I have an issue with player heroes, so I was feeling tough towards Alessandro at first, thinking he might view Lily as another conquest


  2. says:

    3 OK decent reads describes parties and clothes of the rich in detail crazy ex good hero


  3. says:

    The heroine Lily goes to visit her godmother after breaking off her engagement There she meets the hero Alessandro, whom is her godmother s sort of adopted son Alessandro is immediately drawn to Lily s gracefulness and calm nature, and wants to get to know herAs he does he realises that he wantswith her than a short term re


  4. says:

    I rarely review the Harlequin Presents books, because well, really, they are so formulaic, you sort of get what you pay for Some are better than others, and all follow one of about 6 predictable plot lines That is what I like about them When I need to escape, I can always count on a Harlequin Presents.Until now This is the mo


  5. says:

    Hmmm nothing bad, just bland and boring Hero is in pursuit of a wary heroine She broke off her engagement when she found her fianc in bed with another woman She goes to her aunt in Italy to heal and recoup She meets hero, he pursues, she tries to stay aloof, her ex hounds her by text and email until he finally shows up and make


  6. says:

    Lily take a vacation to Milan to get away from her cheating ex fiance Her parents were from there and her godmother is there She is introduced to charismatic Alessandro who is so far different from her ex Will their chemistry be enough Her past is has not stayed in the past What happens when he comes back and demands she take him


  7. says:

    The vou fighting for the girl It was really good to read a book where the guy really have to fight for the girl Alessandro was interessed in the heroin since page one and he really decided to show her He was charming, caring and lovable What i didnt like was the lack of hot Scenes In this book, although there is a lot of chemestry


  8. says:

    3 1 2 stars really I got a bit fed up with the thoughts all through the book It is OK to sometimes know what they are thinking but not so many times This was a story of determination and patience Bringing the ex into the story was good and made things a bitexciting I was really surprised that Alessandro s powers of seduction didn t a


  9. says:

    this is a sweet book about the slow burn between Lily and Alessandro They had met when Lily was a teenager but have re met 10 years later.


  10. says:

    BeautifulVery good read Even better than expected Well worth it It kept me engaged from beginning to the very end.


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