A vintage necklace. A long-hidden secret. A second chance for love.
**From a USA Today bestselling author, a saga that begins on the set of the Audrey Hepburn film, Roman Holiday.**
When costume designer Ariana Ricci leaves her groom at the altar, she seeks solace with her great-aunt, a Texas-born Hollywood legend who worked on the film Roman Holiday as an extra. There, Ariana discovers Audrey Hepburn gave Ruby Raines an intriguing necklace during filming, and a cache of 1950s letters, postmarked Italy, raises more questions about Ruby’s hidden past.
Aching for a fresh start and the chance to resolve an unfinished story, the two embark on a journey to the sun-dappled shores of Lake Como, Italy that will illuminate secrets of a bygone era and offer second chances to each of them—if they are bold enough to seize them.
From Jan Moran, a USA Today bestselling author of romantic women's fiction, comes a dual timeline saga of love and second chances. Also enjoy her contemporary Summer Beach series and historical novels, The Chocolatier, The Winemakers, and The Perfumer.
“Second chances, twists of fate, and a glittering Lake Como backdrop combine to create Jan Moran’s latest stunning read. Weaving back and forth through time, Moran creates an epic tale of love and loss that will make readers question what might have been. With lyrical prose and unforgettable characters, Hepburn’s Necklace proves that Jan Moran is a writer at the top of her game.” — Kristy Woodson Harvey, USA Today Bestselling Author of Feels Like Falling
“Jan Moran is the new queen of the epic romance.” —Rebecca Forster, USA Today Bestselling Author
“A novel that gives fans of romantic sagas a compelling voice to follow.” – Booklist
Hepburn’s Necklace by Jan Moran is my first time experiencing this author’s work. This is a well written, beautifully told, dual-timeline story of love and second chances amid the lovely backdrop of Lake Como, Italy. The story revolves around Ruby and Nicolo, Mari and Lorenzo and Arianna and Alessandro.
The author creates characters that are a bit complex, believable, and engaging. It’s a wonderful plot and storyline. The dialogue is just perfect and I was transfixed while reading.
The characters are delightful and the author is so articulate, the dialogue and interactions between characters is just wonderful. Her imagery was fascinating and so real that you imagine yourself a part of the story. Her descriptions of Lake Como are exquisitely written.
Thank you so much Ms. Moran for this charming story. I look forward to reading more of your books.
The author’s detailed descriptions evoke all senses. I can see the glory of the Italian landscape, feel the fabrics that make make up the interiors of the gloried decor, hear the symbiotic voices that reverberate thoughout the museums and storied villas, and smell the very essence of Italy’s culinary delights. This with an intriguing plot that spans generations and loves that transcend belief. Kudos to Jan Moran for an unforgettable saga!
I had my doubts as to whether or not I would like this book, but let me tell you, this book is a beautifully written story about second chances, secrets, starting over, and most of all love. I couldn’t flip the pages fast enough. You will absolutely love Ruby and Ariana as the main female characters. I won’t leave any spoilers, but I will say if you scenes involving beautiful Italy, you won’t be disappointed. Grab your copy and see what happens.
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