Peter Pezzelli

Author of Home to Italy and Francesca’s Kitchen

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Take Five...or more if you can

December 16, 2013

Is it just me or are the days till Christmas flying back faster than you can say "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer"? It seems I'm always in a hurry this time of year, so I decided today that I would try to slow things down just a little and take time to appreciate what the season is all about.

That resolution lasted about five minutes before I was right back in the thick of it. That's okay, though, because it was a good five minutes, and sometimes that's all it takes.

So, if things are getting crazy for you and yours, my advice is to take a deep breath and then take five, more if you can get it. But don't worry if you can't, the Christmas Spirit just needs the tiniest of openings to squeeze its way in!

Thanks to all for the nice comments about "The Glassblower's Apprentice"!


  1. December 28, 2013 4:33 PM EST
    I'm so excited about your new book! I'm ordering it right away. Lot's of luck with it!
    - Dawn Marie

Selected Works

The journey back to life leads through the heart...
“A beautiful novel...Peter Pezzelli captures the warmth of Italy--family, friendships, and food--invites us into the world of his wonderful characters, and takes us full circle on a journey of life and love.”
Luanne Rice
New York Times bestselling author
Sometimes you can go home again...
“Poignant and emotionally revealing, Pezzelli's latest will have you laughing, crying and simply enjoying a first-rate novel.”
--Romantic Times
"Home cooking, good pasta, and traditional family values conquer all in this amusing and touching story."
--Publishers Weekly
"A sweet, brave, and funny novel--with a heart as big as the entire state of Rhode Island."
Claire Cook
--author of Must Love Dogs

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