Julie and Romeo

Julie and Romeo

A Novel

Book - 2000 | 1st ed.
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Meet the Cacciamanis and the Rosemans, rival florists and bitter enemies for as long as either family can remember, until one day when divorced Julie Roseman and widowed Romeo Cacciamani meet by chance at a small business seminar in the Boston Sheraton.
Publisher: New York : Harmony Books, c2000.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780609606728
Characteristics: 227 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.


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Mar 30, 2018

I searched out this book after reading about it in a list of books about women over 60 years old, and I'm glad that I did. It's the closest to a romance that I've read for, oh, maybe 40 years, but way better than I remember romances being. The dynamics within Julie's family are as interesting as the dynamics between the feuding families. I recommend this one. Enjoy.

Oct 05, 2012

A love story for adults and the complication of their interfering adult children. I found this book one of my best reads. Will look for more of her books.

Mar 11, 2010

Late in life romance! Imagine Sally Field as Julie and Al Pacino as Romeo!!

samdog123 Jan 09, 2008

I really like Jeanne Ray...her books are total escapism. Light easy read and a change from chick lit! Try this book and if you like it there's a second entitled Julie and Romeo Get Lucky.


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M_ALCOTT Sep 03, 2015

"In life we are defined by what we hate as much as we are by what we love, and maybe it would be bad to give up all that definition. Maybe without the Cacciamanis to hate, the Rosemans would simply be unable to carry on. Maybe the hate was our skeletal system, the very thing that allowed us to walk upright, and without it we would be nothing more than a lump of skin and muscle on the floor."-excerpt, Julie and Romeo

M_ALCOTT Sep 03, 2015

[This dialogue takes place after Romeo Cacciamani's eighty-nine-year-old mother vandalized Julie Roseman's rose bushes, in an attempt to keep the two sixty-year-old love birds apart. Julie, with help from her daughter Sandy, tries to save her rose bushes.]

Julie: “That old Cacciamani bitch salted my roses!”

Sandy: “She salted the roses? That’s what Sherman did after he burned down the South. That’s like the lowest thing one human being can do to another.”

Julie: “Sherman salted the roses?”

Sandy: “He didn’t just salt the roses. He salted everything. He wanted to ruin all the farmland so the people who came back after the fire wouldn’t be able to feed themselves.”

Julie: “Yeah, well, I think she was operating under a similar impulse. Put all the dirt here. It all has to come up. We might have a chance, but it’s going to be tough. She took the time to water it in.”

Sandy: “She watered the salt? Only a total sociopath would stop to water the salt.”


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