Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Book Spotlight and Giveaway: A Song for Bellafortuna by Vincent B. "Chip" LoCoco

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 A Song for Bellafortuna by Vincent B. "Chip" LoCoco

Publication Date: May 14, 2015 
Publisher: Cefalutana Press 
Formats: Ebook, Paperback, AudioBook 
Pages: 284 
Genre: Historical Fiction
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A Song for Bellafortuna is an inspirational Italian Historical Fiction novel concerning a young man’s desire to free his Sicilian village from the domination of one family’s long reign. For years, the beautiful, yet secluded, hilltop village of Bellafortuna, Sicily, was a great producer of wine and olive oil. The entire village prospered. However, after the arrival of the Vasaio family, production dwindles and the villagers soon find themselves in crushing debt to the Vasaios. Only one family in the village remains outside the control of the Vasaios, but the reason haunts Antonio Sanguinetti every day of his life. 

Antonio is determined to erase this legacy by offering financial and emotional support to his fellow villagers. He introduces them to the choral song from Verdi’s opera, Nabucco, which becomes the rallying cry for the villagers and offers them hope for a better life. When Antonio’s only son, Giuseppe, discovers his family’s past, he becomes determined to take on the Vasaios and remove them from power. Led by the young Giuseppe, a plan is hatched that could result in either complete freedom for the villagers, or if it fails, forever solidifying the Vasaios’ control. 

Find out what happens in A Song for Bellafortuna, a sweeping epic historical fiction tale of love, drama, sacrifice, and redemption, set among the beautiful landscape of Sicily. Already listed by Amazon as a Top New Release in Historical Fiction and Italian Historical Fiction.


"Vincent B. LoCoco writes a heartwarming piece of historical fiction . . . He captured the essence of the Sicilian culture, especially regarding the value of ancestry and music . . . A Song For Bellafortuna is a beautiful tale of antiquity." – Readers Favorite 5 Star Review 

"The book was a joy to read. It is a wonderful story, told in a magical way.” -Cavaliere Ufficiale Aldo Mancusi, President of the Enrico Caruso Museum of America in New York "An inspiring story of an Italian village threatened by commerce and saved by opera." -John Biguenet, author of The Torturer’s Apprentice and Oyster

Paperback Available at Amazon | Audio Book Available at


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Award winning and bestselling author, Vincent B. "Chip" LoCoco, lives in New Orleans. His first novel, Tempesta's Dream - A Story of Love, Friendship and Opera, became an Amazon bestselling novel and was awarded the 2014 Pinnacle Achievement Award in Historical Fiction. Amazon also has named his book as a Top Rated Novel in Italian Historical Fiction. Visit him at, or follow him on Facebook, Twitter, and Goodreads


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Carol L. said...

I love this Title. Book sounds so fascinating and I'm looking forward to reading it. Thank you for the giveaway chance.
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Audrey Stewart said...

I would love to read this book. It has been added to my TBR list.

Denise said...

The book trailer is beautiful! Opera, wine,olives and Sicily! I would love to read this book. Thank you for the giveaway.

Anonymous said...

Interesting title. I'd love to read it. Thanks for the giveaway!

sweepmom said...

I will be taking a trip to Italy later this year so anything having to do with Italy is very appealing to me.

Yvie said...

This looks like a great book!

tatertot374 said...

I would love to read this. Thank you

Vicki G said...

Looks like a great read. Thanks for the giveaway opportunity.

Carrie Smith said...

I would love to read this-- I love historical fiction and I think the book would transport me to Italy. Thanks for the chance to win!

yellowlabs said...

Sounds like a very interesting read!

Kristie said...

I love finding new authors. This seems like a great read. Thanks for your honest review and giveaway. kristiedonelson(at)gmail(dot)com Thank you.

Theresa N. said...

Sounds like a great book.
Theresa N

Nancy said...

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Melissa B. said...

I would love to read this book. It's both educational and entertaining.

Tara Lauren said...

Love new books! Don't tell my husband I'm entering a giveaway for one though…I'm out of space on my bookshelves!

Julie Waldron said...

Sounds like a great book. Thanks for the giveaway!

Unknown said...

This book sounds great! I would love to go to Italy one day, but this will suffice for now!

Debbie Lewis said...

This book sounds like a great read.

tashamwilkerson said...

This sounds like a great book!!

Susannah said...

Sounds like a great book!

Sue Hull said...

This sounds like a wonderful read. Thank you for the chance :)