Julie and Romeo: A Novel

by Jeanne Ray | Women's Fiction |
ISBN: 0451409973 Global Overview for this book
Registered by SandDanz of New Albany, Indiana USA on 10/31/2004
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Journal Entry 1 by SandDanz from New Albany, Indiana USA on Sunday, October 31, 2004
available for trade

Released on Friday, November 12, 2004 at about 10:00:00 AM BX time (GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada) at Sent via media mail at New Albany, IN post office in Mailed to another BC member, a fellow bookcrosser Controlled Releases.

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sending to eriko1908 as part of a relay

Journal Entry 3 by eriko1908 from Plymouth, Minnesota USA on Monday, November 15, 2004
This one arrived safe & sound this morning...Thanks for offering it up, SandDanz!! :o)

Journal Entry 4 by eriko1908 from Plymouth, Minnesota USA on Tuesday, January 11, 2005
What an adorable story!! Very light & refreshing!! What a big heap of trouble over a little bitty reason. God save them all!! :O)

Journal Entry 5 by eriko1908 from Plymouth, Minnesota USA on Tuesday, January 11, 2005
This one is going out to a friend as a belated surprise Birthday read!! Hope you enjoy!! :O)

Journal Entry 6 by ryanreader from St. Petersburg, Florida USA on Tuesday, January 18, 2005
what a great surprise! I came home from my birthday "trip" with my husband and this was waiting for me with an adorable book marker! THANKS!!!!!!!!!

Journal Entry 7 by ryanreader from St. Petersburg, Florida USA on Friday, January 28, 2005
my mom sent me a copy of this book for my birthday........but this copy is being sent on in honor of my Anniversary RABCK!

Journal Entry 8 by ryanreader from St. Petersburg, Florida USA on Tuesday, February 08, 2005
mailed off today

Journal Entry 9 by WestofMars from Mars, Pennsylvania USA on Friday, February 11, 2005
Arrived today. What a doll you are, Ryan...

Journal Entry 10 by WestofMars from Mars, Pennsylvania USA on Sunday, April 16, 2006
At first, I wasn't sure I'd like this so much. After it, it is Ray's debut and it couldn't possibly be as good as Eat Cake, the first book by Ray I'd read (a little over a year ago).

Surprisingly, not only was it every bit as good, but it also gave me a lot of food for thought in my own work.

A short synopsis, since no one's done it yet: For years, the Rosemans and the Cacciamanis have hated each other. No one really knows why. But when Julie Roseman runs into Romeo Cacciamani at a business conference, sparks fly ... first of the romantic sort and then of the family sort.

Journal Entry 11 by Ri from Cincinnati, Ohio USA on Monday, May 29, 2006
This was waiting for me when I arrived in Ohio today! Thanks so much for sending it, WoM!

Journal Entry 12 by Ri from Cincinnati, Ohio USA on Friday, December 07, 2007
This is a cute modern version of Romeo and Juliet. I'd forgotten that it was destined for Hoser, so thanks for the reminder, girl! ;) I've popped it in the mail bound for the great white north!

I enjoyed this take on Romeo and Juliet, though there were a few over the top moments. It raises good questions about why to continue a feud whose origin has been long forgotten without hitting you over the head with a moral. This was not my favorite Jeanne Ray novel, but encourages me to read more of her work.

Journal Entry 13 by HoserLauren from Burlington, Ontario Canada on Monday, December 24, 2007
Unfortunately the great white north isn't to white today :( Looks like we're not going to have a white Christmas.

Received this in the mail today. Thanks a lot Ri!! I'm looking forward to it.

Journal Entry 14 by HoserLauren at Toronto, Ontario Canada on Saturday, November 26, 2011
The Rosemans and the Cacciamanis have hated each other as long as they remember. Running competing flower shops, many bad things have been done to each other, including salting rose bushes. But when Julie Roseman meets Romeo Cacciamani at a conference, all she feels is wonder about why this feud has gone on so long. The two share a coffee, and then dinner, and then all hell breaks loose when their children find out that they have spent time together. Navigating between their angry family and budding love, can their relationship survive and can they figure out what they are all fighting about anyways?

This book is a simple romance and easy to read. Though I really do wish the author had come up with an easier last name to read than "Cacciamani". I'm sure there are a lot of other, shorter Italian last names that could have been used. It was nice that the love story didn't involve 20-somethings, but actually 60 year olds, putting a more mature twist on the story. It was cute but nothing special.

Journal Entry 15 by wingAceofHeartswing at Mississauga, Ontario Canada on Friday, February 17, 2012
Romeo Cacciamani and Julie Roseman are competing florists in Somerville, MA, whose families have feuded for generations. Romeo's son Tony and Julie's daughter Sandy tried to date in high school but the families made sure it didn't get very far. Romeo and Julie meet at a small-business seminar and start a love affair that will not be happily celebrated by either of their families. Even though some of the family has no clue about how the feud got started, it still goes on, hurtful as it can be. Will anyone get out an olive branch?

This book has over the top situations that are just plain funny. A plain old-fashioned romance on the Romeo and Juliet theme but the protagonists are in the 60s. This is a welcome change from the girls with their flowing locks and fluttering eyelashes and guys with their brawn and might.

As an aside, I read the sequel first and consider it to be better than this book

Journal Entry 16 by HoserLauren at Toronto, Ontario Canada on Monday, July 09, 2012
Released this at the Oakville Bookcrossing Meetup today.

Journal Entry 17 by HoserLauren at Second Cup - Lakeshore at Navy in Oakville, Ontario Canada on Monday, July 09, 2012

Released 7 yrs ago (7/8/2012 UTC) at Second Cup - Lakeshore at Navy in Oakville, Ontario Canada

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