Roberta Capizzi

Biography

An avid reader since her childhood years and being an only child, Roberta always enjoyed the company of her fictional friends from the children’s books she loved reading, while she dreamed of writing her own stories one day.
It was when she discovered novels by authors Rosamunde Pilcher and Maeve Binchy in her teenage years that she realized it was time she put down in words the stories she had kept well hidden in her mind until then.
What started as a hobby, soon turned into a real passion and a way of life, until she could no longer keep the stories to herself, and decided to get over her fears and share them with the world.
Roberta lives in Italy, but her dream is to move out of her country and live either in a thatched cottage in the Irish countryside or in a country house with a swing on the back porch, somewhere in the United States, where she would love to spend her days writing novels as a full-time job, and maybe one day even get as far as writing a screenplay for a movie.

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I grew up in Italy, but my writing hasn't been influenced by my country, since I never set any of my stories in Italy.
I've always had a thing for Ireland (I keep saying I was born in the wrong country!), so most of my early fanfiction and short stories were set in Ireland. Even now, I tend to set my novels in Ireland or at least to somehow have a connection with the country I love so much. I also love the US, and I dream about visiting New York as well as other places in the States, so my novels are a mix of Irish and American culture - written by an Italian!
When did you first start writing?
Writing has always come easily for me. Essays were my favorite homework at school, although I never thought I would be pursuing a writing career one day. I started writing fanfiction as a teenager, just for fun, and nobody ever got to read anything I wrote: I was too shy to show my stories to other people and I was afraid they'd laugh at me, so I always kept them locked inside my bedside table. As I grew older and got over the "boyband craze" phase, my writing evolved into something a little more mature, something that I could eventually think about having published if I wanted to.
It was only in 2009 that I decided to seriously think about writing a full-length novel and I found the guts to start thinking about becoming a published writer.
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Where to buy in print


Books

A Christmas Melody
By Roberta Capizzi
Series: Melody, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 42,040. Language: American English. Published: December 1, 2013. Category: Fiction
A sweet Christmas romance that will warm your heart this yuletide season and all year long, A Christmas Melody is a novella and a short sequel to The Melody In Our Hearts, but can also be read as a standalone.
Hugged By An Angel
By Roberta Capizzi
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 99,880. Language: English. Published: July 21, 2013. Category: Fiction
A story of loss, of healing, of angels and miracles. But most of all, a story about the power of love. Because sometimes love can work miracles. If you believe.
The Melody In Our Hearts
By Roberta Capizzi
Series: Melody, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 79,680. Language: English. Published: April 1, 2013. Category: Fiction
A story about the value of true friendship, the power of dreams, and the unpredictability of love.

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angels    christmas    friends to lovers    friendship    healing    ireland    love    miracles    music    romance    wedding   

Smashwords book reviews by Roberta Capizzi

  • Drawing Free on Feb. 22, 2014
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    This is a story of a woman reaching the lowest point in her life and starting a journey to find herself again. It is undeniably a beautiful, emotional story but some parts just didn't work for me. At first I couldn't really stand the way Becca was acting, how she pushed her husband away whenever he tried to be nice to her. Then again, I could feel her desperation and I empathized. Her journey was heartbreaking but at the same time it was fascinating; at times I wished I were in Rainbow Valley with her, away from it all. There are some strong parts that make up for the weaker ones, and I did shed a couple of tears toward the end, because that's when Becca's emotions really jump out of the page; however, I didn't like what she did while she was in Rainbow Valley, and sometimes I couldn't understand Jon, because one minute he was sweet and the other he said he couldn't take it anymore. Although I understand his behaviour was clearly a reaction to Becca's cold behaviour, I found myself wishing he would stop being so blind and insensitive, and try to put himself in her shoes for once. When she left him and he had to take care of the girls, I was happy he finally got to understand what she'd been going through for years. This is not a light, beach read; there are some parts that will really squeeze your heart until it hurts, but even though at some points in the book I was tempted to leave it, I'm glad I finished it because it is the perfect ending to such a winding journey.
  • Melt With You on Feb. 22, 2014
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    I wanted to like this book more but even though I was hooked from the start, some parts didn't work for me. I found it hard to really connect with the characters, especially with Naomi. I didn't like the way she left Jake without a reason, slept with his brother the night before leaving and then waltzed back into his life 15 years later wanting him to welcome her with open arms. I found it a little unbelievable that she could think she could come home after never being in touch for 15 years and take him back just like that. Just when I was starting to sort of get over her mistakes and give her a second chance, she started talking and describing a certain part of Jake's body in a little too much detail and I was a little annoyed by that; even when she did fantasize about him and during the sex scene, the same description and use of a particular word took away all the romantic side of it. Jake is an awesome hero, even though at times I wasn't sure I could quite understand his attitude. I think he caved a little too easily-when the story starts, I got the feeling that it would be the end of the world before he would give Naomi a chance again, but then he changes his mind almost overnight. I guess that's okay considering they'd known each other all those years back, but still it felt a little rushed. I'm happy they got back together though. Another part that didn't work for me was the whole scene about Faith and Mick. I understand the author did it to introduce the characters of the next book in the series, but that scene at that point of the story took away all of the tension that had built up in the previous chapter and sort of took me away from the main story for a moment. I may be reading the next book in the series, because I liked the setting and the characters.
  • One Perfect Night (Contemporary Romance) on March 24, 2014
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    This was my first book by Bella Andre. I had no idea who the author was or what to expect but the blurb sounded interesting and it was a short read, so I decided to give it a try on a lazy Sunday afternoon. This will definitely not be my last book by the author. I loved the story and was hooked from the very start. Noah and Colbie are two great characters and for a hopeless romantic like me a love-at-first-sight story is totally my cup of tea! I really enjoyed seeing how one simple look and a touch turned both the characters' lives upside-down and made them long for each other. Noah is an amazing book boyfriend, he's too good to be true. Even though they make only a brief appearance, I liked Mia and Rafe Sullivan and I'll definitely check out the other books in the series. There are some hot scenes, but they are very sensual and not annoyingly graphic. I really like the author's style and I will definitely add all the books to my to-read list. My only complaint? I wish it was longer and we got to read more about Noah and Colbie. Maybe in another book? A quick read with a very strong love at first sight romance, ideal for daydreamers and romantics of all kinds.