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Here are Nina Romano’s published works.

Lemon Blossoms
by Nina Romano
Published by Turner Publishing


Lemon Blossoms (Waferer Trilogy Book Two) 

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In the continuation of Nina Romano’s epic Wayfarer Trilogy, an early childhood accident propels Angelica to battle trials in a world where proof of virginity is paramount. She su? ers the trauma of her aunt’s death in childbirth and is catapulted on a voyage towards the nunnery to seek refuge from a fear of intimacy. Fate intervenes on the Feast of Cruci?xion when Giacomo Scimenti enters the family shop, and Angelica feels herself rent by lightning the instant they come face to face.

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In America
by Nina Romano
Released on July 16, 2016


In America (Waferer Trilogy Book Three) 

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Beautiful, headstrong Marcella Scimenti has the affection of a handsome neighborhood boy, the love of her large Italian family, and serious dreams of singing in Hollywood. But the course of true love—nor the journey to finding one’s true self—never did run smooth. In America follows the story of Marcella, the daughter of the characters at the center of Nina Romano’s continent-spanning Wayfarer Trilogy, as she comes of age in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn, in the late 1920s. In the trilogy’s heartwarming conclusion, Marcella must learn to balance new friendships, promising suitors, and life as a modern working girl with the expectations of her tradition-bound family, all against the backdrop of a looming economic depression and a changing world. Along the way, she unearths a devastating family secret that shakes her to her core and tests the boundaries of her love, loyalty, and faith.

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nina-romano-ithe-secret-language-of-womenThe Secret Language of Women
by Nina Romano
Published by Turner Publishing


The Secret Language of Women a 320 page historical novel 

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“Rich with history, The Secret Language of Women offers a beautiful and harrowing landscape of love found, lost, and hunted for – at all costs and with dire consequences. Like the bound feet, so idealized in her novel, Romano’s characters are broken and reformed into both the beautiful and the grotesque. Haunting.” —New York Times bestselling author Barbara Wood

Set in China in the late 1800’s, The Secret Language of Women tells the story of star-crossed lovers, Zhou Bin Lian, a Eurasian healer, and GIACOMO SCIMENTI, an Italian sailor, driven apart by the Boxer Rebellion.

When Lian is seventeen years old, she accompanies her Swiss father, Dr. Gianluca Brasolin, fluent in Italian, to tend the Italian ambassador, at the Summer Palace of the Empress Dowager, where she meets and falls in love with Giacomo.

Through voyage and adventure, their love intensifies, but soon is severed by Lian’s dutiful promise as the wife to another. Forbidden from pursuing her chosen profession as a healer, and despised because she does not have bound feet, she is forced to work in a cloisonné factory while her in-laws raise her daughter, Ya Chen. As a child Lian learned Nüshu, and it is in this women’s secret writing that she chronicles her life.

Rebelling against the life forced upon her, she empowers herself to act out against the injustice and becomes the master of her own destiny–though her freedom comes at a costly price—the life of someone close to her, lost in a raging tai feng, typhoon, a grueling journey to the Yun-kang Caves, and a desperate search for beauty and love in the midst of brutality.

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the-other-side-of-the-gates_bookcover-110x150The Other Side of the Gates
by Nina Romano
Published October 2014 by Bridle Path Press

A terrific collection of stories.


~~Dennis Lehane

        Mystic River, Live by Night

Nina Romano has written an absorbing debut collection of stories that are at once energetic, bold, ambitious, and wildly entertaining. The Other Side of the Gates pays attention to the wide world and celebrates and embraces the fragile and complicated lives of her compelling characters, be they conspiring teens or treacherous lovers.

~ John Dufresne No Regrets, Coyote


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Faraway-ConfectionsFaraway Confections
by Nina Romano
Published in January 2014 by Aldrich Press

In Faraway Confections, Nina Romano evokes memories that are time and world travelers, spanning a life that took her from America to Italy, France, Spain, and beyond.  Lush in exotic imagery, recollection ignites the senses, recreating the flavor and flowering of place and self.  These elegant poems are a love letter to her past, and at the heart, a consecration of her marriage.

~~Jane Glasser: The Red Coat, Light Persists
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NinaRomano-Times-Mirrored-Illusion-bookcover-113x150Time’s Mirrored Illusion
by Nina Romano
Published in May 2014 by Flutter Press

Time’s Mirrored Illusionis wreathed in the tranquility of nature, Romano’s poems behold the world of memories and small miracles, suffering and daily blessings.  These poems remind us that hope can be renewed.

~~Gianna Russo, Moonflower

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prayer-in-a-summer-of-gracePrayer in a Summer of Grace
by Nina Romano
Published in 2013 by Flutter Press

Prayer in a Summer of Grace captures memories and moods by Nina Romano in a series of lyrical poems that touch our deepest sentiments. It is a celebration of language.  Every small detail and each grand emotion is encapsulated poetically for the reader to savor.  This is poetry about life, the simple life that becomes more complicated the closer we examine it..


~~Anastasia Clark: Confetti Stampede
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SheWouldntSingWedding-cover-113x150She Wouldn’t Sing At My Wedding
by Nina Romano
Published in 2013 by Bridle Path Press

She Wouldn’t Sing at My Wedding is the latest poetry collection from one of America’s finest poets, Nina Romano. This new book joins her previous collections Cooking Lessons (Rock Press) and Coffeehouse Meditations (Kitsune Books) as a sublime reflection on life, family, loss and the redemptive power of love.

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Writing-In-A-Changing-World-cover-113x150Writing in a Changing World
by Mariana Damon, Marnette Graff, Nina Romano, Lauren Small, and Melissa Westemeier
Published in 2013 by Bridle Path Press

For writers everywhere.
Sustain your writing life, improve your craft, and achieve success..

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Coffeehouse-Meditations-cover-113x150Coffeehouse Meditations
by Nina Romano
Published in 2010 by Kitsune Books

Lush and lyrical, funny and mundane, Nina Romano’s second bound poetry collection is presented in two parts. The first part, “Coffeehouse,” is inspired by sitting in Starbucks and observing the life around her. The second part, “Meditations,” ranges out of the ordinary world of the coffeeshop and into the wide world where Romano’s travels and life experience become the substance of her mature poet’s voice.

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Cooking-Lessons-cover-113x150Cooking Lessons
by Nina Romano
Published in 2007 by Rock Press, Inc.

Nina Romano’s debut collection celebrates the enchantment of love, life, family, and food. Reading Romano’s poetry is like taking a voyage through an exotic landscape, accompanied by the most adventurous and insightful of guides. Pleasures and surprises abound. The poems glow like jewels, vessels filled to the brim. Come join us at the table. Cooking Lessons promises a feast.

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