Secrets of Worry Dolls: a novel

ISBN: 978-1-942545-65-1
284 Pages, 5 x 8
$14.99 Paperback
Pub Date: December 2016

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“A story of redemption and rebirth in the midst of loss ...a haunting story of the past that can bind and the courage to break free.” —BOOKLIST

“A strong and memorable work of fiction.” —FOREWORD

“A novel of grief, love, and truth that offers insights about a family and a satisfying resolution.” —KIRKUS

Lemongrass Hope: a novel

ISBN: 978-1-939288-53-8
304 Pages, 5 x 8
$14.95 Paperback
Pub Date: October 2014

Lemongrass Hope is that fine and fresh thing...a truly new story. Kate is struggling with family life and love under stress in the here-and-now when her fate is struck by lightning, holding out the chance to love again through a meeting of souls in a time not her own. What she must consider is that dreams come true demand an excruciating choice. Amy Impellizzeri is a bold and tender writer, who makes the impossible feel not only real, but strangely familiar.” — Jacquelyn Mitchard
New York Times Bestselling Author, The Deep End of the Ocean

Lemongrass Hope, about love, time travel, and what lasts, is haunting, mesmerizing and unforgettable.”
— Caroline Leavitt, NYT Best-Selling Author

 

 

Amy Impellizzeri

Amy is a reformed corporate litigator, founder of SHORTCUTS Magazine, and award-winning author. Amy’s first novel, Lemongrass Hope (Wyatt-MacKenzie 2014) , was a 2014 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Bronze Winner and a National Indie Excellence Awards Finalist.

A favorite with bloggers and book clubs, Lemongrass Hope was named the #1 reviewed book in 2014 by blogger, The Literary Connoisseur, and topped several bloggers’ “Best of” Lists in 2015.

Amy is also the author of the non-fiction book, Lawyer Interrupted (ABA Publishing 2015), and is a Tall Poppy Writer and the 2016 President of the Women’s Fiction Writers Association. Amy currently lives in rural Pennsylvania with her husband, three kids, and one energetic weimaraner.

www.amyimpellizzeri.com

 

Lemongrass Hope Awards:

2014 INDIEFAB BOOK-OF-THE-YEAR BRONZE WINNER

2014 NATIONAL INDIE EXCELLENCE AWARDS FINALIST

NAMED #1 REVIEWED BOOK IN 2014 BY THE LITERARY CONNOISSEUR

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Secrets of Worry Dolls

According to Mayan tradition, if you whisper your troubles to the Worry Dolls, they will do the worrying instead of you—therefore, it follows that Worry Dolls are the keepers of a great many secrets . . .

On the eve of the end of the world—according to the Mayan calendar—Mari Guarez Roselli’s secrets are being unraveled by her daughter, Lu.

Lu’s worry dolls are at-capacity as she tries to outrun the ghosts from her past—including loved ones stolen on 9/11—by traveling through her mother’s homeland of Guatemala, to discover the painful reasons behind her own dysfunctional childhood, and why she must trust in the magic of the legend.

Lemongrass Hope

Set in the past, and present, Lemongrass Hope is a captivating and unpredictable love story, with a dose of magical realism and time travel. It's a tale that invites you to suspend disbelief—or perhaps decide to believe once and for all—in the potent power of love and connection over time and choice.

Oh, and the dress. There’s this lemongrass dress . . .

“Those looking for magical realism won't have far to go, as Amy Impellizzeri's Lemongrass Hope is already earning a spot on many to-read lists.”
— Library Journal, October 15 Issue

“A layered, bittersweet romance that questions consequences and explores second chances.”
Kirkus Reviews

“Time itself is a villain in this unusual tale, yet the possibility of a dream come true remains on the horizon. Realistic portrayals mingle with strange phenomena in this heady mix of contemporary romance and psychic twilight.” — ForeWord Reviews, Fall 2014 Issue