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ISBN: 0684856220

ISBN13: 9780684856223

Cupid and Diana

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Diana Campanella is the owner of a vintage clothing store in Washington, D.C., teetering on the brink of disaster. She and her blue-blood lawyer fianc still have not set a date for their wedding. And it's becoming more difficult than ever for Diana to keep the peace in her big, unruly Catholic family. But just when all hope seems lost, Diana meets a rumpled New Yorker named Harry, who casts a new light on her life and its possibilities. Now all she...

Customer Reviews

5 ratings

Such a nice surprise...

I really enjoyed reading this book and have reread it at least twelve times. It has a spunky everywoman of a heroine whose many endearing quirks (I flat-out adore any fiction heroine with unruly curly hair like mine!) include a tendency to remember special occasions in her life by the outfit she had on at the time. This vintage clothing store owner has to make the usual choice between two men - but this time with a twist. Both men have the same potential (only in different ways) to become Diana's perfect soulmate. Cupid and Diana is, in my opinion, a cut above most "chick lit" not just for its story, or even its heroine, but for the author's prose. She has an amazing gift for adding profound statements about life and love in a sweet and fresh way that just blows me away every time I read this book. My favorite example of this is when Diana states that her taste in men runs to guys who have had to wear glasses at an early age - because it "instills sweetness and empathy" - as opposed to her sister's cookie-cutter handsome jerk of a boyfriend. I loved the characterization in this book, though they hit perhaps a little too close to home in some cases, and the story played out really well. All in all, I give this book five stars. I would recommend it to someone who wanted more story and character in their love story than simply steamy boot-knockin' (although there is some of that in here too!).

Loved It!

CUPID AND DIANA is a delightfully charming, laugh out loud story of the search for true love that reads like the best of the big screen romantic comedies of the 1940's. It is one of the most enjoyable books I've read this year.

It'd make a great little movie

I'm sad to say that I finished CUPID AND DIANA last night. Sad because I adored the book! I loved the familiar feeling I got from the writing style and exchange between characters. The soap opera plots were very amusing. Having lived in DC for a while, I liked all the little references to different places around town. This was perfect summer reading: not too involved, didn't waste time with unnecessary details just to fill pages, was not utterly pretentious like so many books I come across nowadays. With a simple and humorous story, she got to the point and made no bones about it. I really liked Ms. Bartolomeo's writing style, and look forward to reading more by her. Besides, it would make the most delightful little movie with the right cast. So far, I've got Callie Thorne as Diana, Joanna Going as Cynthia, Kyra Sedgewick in a cameo as Rafaella, James LeGros as Phillip and either Jon Favreau or Jeremy Piven as Harry since I can't decide which one I like better... but I digress. I really enjoyed the book. Open to casting suggestions and/or other reading recommendations.

A great book when your own love life is going under!!

I love this book!! I found the a small blub in Cosmo, and was head strong on getting my hands on it. A book that i read, in times that my own heart and mind was running wild like Diana's. I found comfor in her like an old friend. A book that consumes you. Yet you savor, for the right time of day.

Cleverly written -- it takes "romance" novels to a new level

I don't read much fiction because much of what I've encountered suffers from lackluster writing and mundane storylines. This book is quite an exception. It's a clever and humorous story of the pursuit of love, juxtaposed by the tensions and expectations presented by family members. Unlike other writers, Bartolomeo paints a picture that we too as readers can see and, more importantly, one we want to see.
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