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The Hope Diamond

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The Hope Diamond

A Cozy Mystery

A delectable mystery with recipes!

Lily Bilbury needs to find the remnants of the French Blue and find them fast. Otherwise her theory of economic independence = divorce = happiness will crumble to pieces. It’s been three long years since her Italian husband cheated on her and she is facing financial ruin.

In desperation, she teams up with fellow housemaid, Francesca -- an irascible Italian fashionista and self-proclaimed psychic. Together they search Villa Buschi for some of the most famous gems in the world, the diamonds that were cut away from the French Blue to make the infamous Hope.

But when Lily can’t find the diamonds, obtain a divorce from her cheating husband or acquire the object of her affection (Brandon Logan, Hollywood heartthrob, and new owner of the villa), she briefly contemplates running around ranting drivel and frightening the whole reserved population of Arona, Italy.

Follow Lily and several rambunctious rescues kittens on her quest for precious antiquities; a journey which may lead to something far better than long lost gems.


"This book is outstanding. Julie consistently creates unbelievably wacky, odd situations that have just enough realism to make it entertaining. Aside from Julie's delightful sense of humor, I do think that the book has some literary value."

Nathan Barnes, PhD

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