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The House in Amalfi

“Adler is known for her skill in describing place, and she exceeds all expectations in [the] detailing of Rome and Amalfi in her newest novel. Adler captures villages, gardens, houses, and everyday life, all to the reader’s vast enjoyment . . . her language is deft and graceful . . . the magic in Adler’s novels resides not only in place, but also in the stories she weaves. And her romances are not just between men and women, they are between reader and landscape. Here the atmosphere is so lush gardens grow from the page, her descriptions are so beautiful and clear that one could wander her cities with only this book as the map, and so evocative that the reader feels that he or she has also eaten pizza in a tiny café, and watched fishermen unload their catch.”


“Adler . . . once again brings a far-flung locale to life with escapist flair, taking the reader—along with the questing heroine—on a trip to the coast of southern Italy . . . the novel engages with a light story and luscious descriptions of food and scenery.”

—Publishers Weekly

“Adler’s awesome talent for descriptive prose transports the reader to the lush beauty of the Amalfi coast in this beautiful tale of secrets, heartbreak, hope, and love. Adler’s eye for detail, intricate plotting, and remarkable, believable characters make her stories a true gift to the reader. Magnificent!”

—Affaire de Coeur

“Adler excels in this genre, which includes her previous novels
The Last Time I Saw Paris
Invitation to Provence

—Tampa Tribune

“Adler’s descriptions are so lush, so lyrical, you can almost smell the salt of the ocean, taste the dark, acrid sweetness of a good cappuccino. Her gorgeous imagery of Rome makes you want to pack your bags and go! It gets even better when she gets to the Amalfi seaside, with the house tucked into the cliffs, the boats bobbing on a sparkling blue sea, and the scent of lemons everywhere.”

Summer in Tuscany

“A deft hand in creating characters to cheer for and settings to dream over in this deeply appealing story of love, family, and the beauty of Italy.”


“The tiny, sun-baked village of Bella Piacere is the stuff of dreams . . . [a] dramatic tale . . . sumptuous backdrop and colorful cast of characters . . . a delightful escape.”

—Publishers Weekly

“The beauty and rich culture of Tuscany form a wonderfully romantic and compelling backdrop for this delightful novel. Ms. Adler’s characters are complex and riveting, making this another must-read novel.”

—Romantic Times

“Adler is superlative at making readers feel they know her characters . . .
offers satisfying summer reading.”

—Brazosport Facts

The Last Time I Saw Paris

“A wonderful voyage depicting one woman’s struggle to regain her sense of self-worth and identity . . . Adler always excels at bringing vivid and lifelike characters into being.”

—Romantic Times

“The popular Adler gets the dynamics of a new relationship pitch-perfect . . . But it’s the detailed, realistic description of the trip to France . . . that makes her latest great vicarious vacation reading.”

—Publishers Weekly

“Outward adventures lead to an inward journey of self-discovery.”


“Cushy as an ermine throw, smooth as a ride in a chauffeur-driven Bentley, bubbly as Veuve Clicquot, this latest treat from Adler makes murder, thwarted passion, and inheritance disputes delightful.”

—Kirkus Reviews

“Adler is a household name to fans of romantic suspense.”

—Library Journal

“Entertaining. Lust, greed, and murder keep readers on their toes. Adler is expert at digging deep into her characters’ psyches and showing what makes them tick. Her villain here is wonderfully portrayed—as are all the other characters in this well-plotted, entertaining work.”

—Publishers Weekly

“Spellbinding. Adler is a true genius.”

—Affaire de Coeur

“A fun read!”

—San Francisco Examiner

“Gifted storyteller Elizabeth Adler proves once again why she is truly a master of sweeping, intense, and dramatic novels.”

—Romantic Times



Invitation to Provence

The Hotel Riviera

Summer in Tuscany

The Last Time I Saw Paris


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Table of Contents




Chapter One Lamour Harrington

Chapter Two

Chapter Three Jammy

Chapter Four Jammy

Chapter Five Jammy

Chapter Six Lamour

Chapter Seven Lamour

Chapter Eight Lamour

Chapter Nine Lamour

Chapter Ten Lamour

Chapter Eleven Lamour

Chapter Twelve Lamour

Chapter Thirteen Jammy

Chapter Fourteen Lorenzo

Chapter Fifteen Lorenzo

Chapter Sixteen Lamour

Chapter Seventeen Nico

Chapter Eighteen Lorenzo

Chapter Nineteen Lamour

Chapter Twenty Lamour

Chapter Twenty-One Aurora

Chapter Twenty-Two Lamour

Chapter Twenty-Three Lamour

Chapter Twenty-Four Lamour

Chapter Twenty-Five Lamour

Chapter Twenty-Six

Chapter Twenty-Seven Lamour

Chapter Twenty-Eight Lamour

Chapter Twenty-Nine

Chapter Thirty Lamour

Chapter Thirty-One Lamour

Chapter Thirty-Two

Chapter Thirty-Three Lamour

Chapter Thirty-Four Lamour

Chapter Thirty-Five Lamour

Chapter Thirty-Six Lamour

Chapter Thirty-Seven

Chapter Thirty-Eight Lamour

Chapter Thirty-Nine Lamour

Chapter Forty Lamour

Chapter Forty-One

Chapter Forty-Two

Chapter Forty-Three

Chapter Forty-Four Lorenzo

Chapter Forty-Five Lamour

Chapter Forty-Six

Chapter Forty-Seven

Chapter Forty-Eight

Chapter Forty-Nine

Chapter Fifty

Chapter Fifty-One

Chapter Fifty-Two

Chapter Fifty-Three Lamour

Chapter Fifty-Four Lamour

Chapter Fifty-Five Lorenzo

Chapter Fifty-Six Lamour

Chapter Fifty-Seven Lamour

Chapter Fifty-Eight Lamour

Chapter Fifty-Nine Lamour

Chapter Sixty Lorenzo

Chapter Sixty-One Lorenzo

Chapter Sixty-Two Lorenzo

Chapter Sixty-Three

Chapter Sixty-Four Lamour

Chapter Sixty-Five Lamour

Chapter Sixty-Six

Chapter Sixty-Seven Lamour

Chapter Sixty-Eight Lamour

Chapter Sixty-Nine Lamour

Chapter Seventy Lamour

Chapter Seventy-One Lamour

Chapter Seventy-Two Lamour

Chapter Seventy-Three Lamour

Epilogue Lamour

If you purchased this book without a cover you should be aware that this book is stolen property. It was reported as “unsold and destroyed” to the publisher, and neither the author nor the publisher has received any payment for this “stripped book.”

This is a work of fiction. All of the characters, organizations and events portrayed in this novel are either products of the author’s imagination or are used fictitiously.


Copyright © 2005 by Elizabeth Adler.
Excerpt from
Sailing to Capri
copyright © 2006 by Elizabeth Adler.

Front cover:
Photo of woman by John Slater / Getty Images
Photo of landscape by John and Lisa Merrow / Corbis Images

All rights reserved. No part of this book may be used or reproduced in any manner whatsoever without written permission except in the case of brief quotations embodied in critical articles or reviews. For information address St. Martin’s Press, 175 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10010.

Library of Congress Catalog Card Number: 2004065820

ISBN: 0-312-93646-X
EAN: 9780312-93646-4

Printed in the United States of America

St. Martin’s Press hardcover edition / August 2005
St. Martin’s Paperbacks edition / August 2006

St. Martin’s Paperbacks are published by St. Martin’s Press, 175 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10010.

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For my lovely Red and dearest Jerry—
who do
appear in this book!





Life is granted to no man on a permanent basis. It is a privilege, and we must use our time wisely. It is up to each of us to make of it what we can.



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