Michael Alessandro learned all that he could about running the one and only Bakery in the small village of Moratuzzi, Italy from his father and mother - He had mastered those skills long before he inherited the bakery from his parents. Although the times and the customer's tastes' have changed over the years, Michael had payed attention to what his father had taught him about being a great baker, and a decent and fair person. As a result he became the 'go-to-guy' whenever someone was hosting a special event, such as a birthday party or a wedding.
Although baking fabulous cakes, pies, and pastries was an extremely valuable part of running the bakery... the bread part of the business was still very important to the bottom-line. Legions of young children from Moratuzzi had grown up delivering loaves of bread on their bicycles for his mom and dad, and that tradition continued into modern times.
His father had a plethora of dedicated customers that patronized the family's bakery for decades. And as he was growing up; his parents taught him how to run things in an honest way, and Moratuzzi citizens transferred their confidence from his mom and dad over to him. The business continued to grow, and after a few years Michael was becoming comfortable with the fruits of his labors.
Often Michael would have vivid dreams about Watson & Willie... The two talking mouses [sic] that his father and mother had befriended. He often thought about being on the ship that transported his parents, Watson & Willie, and him to New York City. Although his recollection wasn't as clear as he had hoped for, he did recall the friendly rats that were aboard that ship, the talking cats, and the wonderful time that his family spent with his father's relatives at the N.Y. Pizza Parlor... But he did remember the amazing skyscrapers and the automobile traffic in New York.
Moratuzzi was now starting to have it's own traffic jams, and there was talk over at City Hall about installing the hamlet's first traffic light. As people began to move to the Tuscany Region, Moratuzzi was growing by leaps and bounds thanks to the tourists who visited the village. Many of them loved the region so much, that they never returned home.
If you've been a fan of the "Watson & Willie" books, (Book #1 - #4) I hope that you'll enjoy reading about Michael as the adventure continues.
The writing is extremely creative and full of imagery. I love that the story is short. It swept my mind away from the day to day and kept me engrossed in the story. Honestly I enjoyed it so much I wish it was just a little bit longer as it ended quickly. I also love that I felt like I was stepping back in time into another world.
Creative Writing Masterpiece... ~ T.
Denny has a creative mind and this story flows as if you are following a dream. The story tells the tale of a bar keeper's teenage son who works his way through a variety of jobs as he makes his way to the coast to join a sailing crew and eventually makes his way to the New World. Along the way, he and companions share a few 'miss' - adventures.
Like Watching A Dream... ~ D.J.H.
The story arc is lovely. Tells of the characters moving in and out of the life of the protagonist. I literally cried at the ending. Not going to give any spoilers though. Every single day enjoy the blessings that surround you. Be grateful for the bounty right in front of yourself. Open your eyes and heart and embrace the joy.
It is a fund read. I liked the story arc of all the characters. ~ G. P.
Nice Read with a nice twist finish. I enjoyed the layout of family life and first job jitters. Fast read.
Fast Read. ~ J. M.
A bit of a step into the “Twilight Zone”… up till the very end, you just never quite knew where it was going…
A bit of a step into the “Twilight Zone”… ~ P.
I love the story telling style of the author. It is like he is sitting across from you and describing the San Francisco and Bay Area artist, music, counter-culture and vibe of that trippy era. Has a very real and authentic immersion of that psychedelic age.
A journey through the groovy period of the San Francisco in 1960s and 1970s. ~ G.P.
Reading this book felt to me like reading a mini version of my fave book On The Road by Jack Kerouac. I teared up in parts and laughed in others!! Well worth the read if you fancy delving into the life of guy who has truly lived!
Reminded me in parts of On The Road. ~ Y. A.
This novella will appeal to lovers of San Francisco history and introduce other readers to its rich past. The story traces the path of its heroine Abigail Busby from the modest beginnings of her family in France to the top tier of San Francisco society. Along the way we visit many of the city's iconic landmarks and meet some of her legendary figures. Abigail herself is a fascinating woman whose life makes this an interesting read.
This novella will appeal to lovers of San Francisco history… ~ A. C.
It convinced me to try it. When everything you hear from your doctor (I had 3 different ones) is like they are reading the same manuscript and offering nothing different… it was time to look for myself!
When everything you hear from your doctor (I had 3 different ones) is like they are reading the same manuscript and offering nothing… ~ T. O. G.
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CBD oil really works. ~ B. B.
Anybody who is suffering with type 2 diabetes should take time to check out Denny’s book. In a very short, easy to read, and entertaining number of pages, Denny tells you his story and experience with using CBD oil to help manage his diabetes. The results Denny had with CBD oil lowering his A1C are remarkable and should be of interest to anyone who has Type 2 Diabetes.
East to read. ~ V.F.
Mr. Magic comes through with different experiences with aliens!
eXTRATERRESTIAL. ~ M. M.
The writing is extremely creative and full of imagery. I love that the story is short. It swept my mind away from the day to day and kept me engrossed in the story. Honestly I enjoyed it so much I wish it was just a little bit longer as it ended quickly. I also felt like I was stepping back in time into another world.
Creative writing masterpiece. ~ T.
I am a Type 2 diabetic and definitely do not want to use insulin. I recently had to stop taking diabetic medication due to bad side effects. So I needed to find something else that might help. I started taking CBD oil and it took a couple of weeks and a couple of different brands to find the right dose. Now I’m sleeping better and my blood sugars are very good. I go back for some lab tests next month so hopefully I’ll be okay!!
CBD oil for diabetes treatment. ~ B.
My sugars have been very high and I really didn’t want to start taking insulin bc dieting isn’t helping. So glad I read his book! I’m going to purchase CBD oil & see how it affects my numbers!
Made me a believer! Gonna try CBD for my diabetes. ~ A. M. R.