Our Story BEFORE the Story ~ Amy Torelli & Ted McMasters ~ MIRACLE IN MILAN ~ by ~ MaryAnn Diorio

Hi, Everyone! I’m Amy Torelli, a CPA and Chief Auditor with Enson Pharmaceuticals, a global pharmaceutical company based in New York City. My boss recently gave me the assignment of my life. He sent me to our Italian branch office in Milan, Italy, to investigate a possible embezzlement. I’m both excited and nervous. Can I pull it off?

Although people think I’ve got it all together, they don’t know that, on the inside, I’m falling apart. You see, my dad abandoned my mom and me when I was only five years old. I was devastated and, from that moment on, I’ve never trusted men. So, I’ve pushed aside all consideration of ever getting married and having a family.

But when I got to Milan, I met Ted McMasters, the current VP of Enson Italia. The guy totally knocked me off my feet. But I’m afraid. Afraid of what falling for Ted could mean for me. Only more pain, for sure. And nothing is worth that to me.

I’m Ted McMasters, VP of Enson Italia. Although I’m from the States, Enson assigned me to this job to help straighten things out in the Italian branch office. I really wanted to be a pastor in my early days, but I didn’t think I could make a living as a pastor. Plus, I wanted to be somebody. I still feel guilty about that decision.

I also feel guilty about my breakup with my girlfriend shortly before I was going to propose to her. You see, I’ve got a lot of hang-ups about my worth. When I was a kid, I could never do enough to please my dad. He always complained about how and where I was falling short. That didn’t help my confidence at all. So, to this day, I still struggle with feeling good about myself. And that affects my relationship with women.

Speaking of women, the Chief Auditor from the New York office just arrived to audit our books. I noticed some suspicious entries and notified headquarters, so they sent her. Wow! What a beauty! She took my breath away. But I can’t afford to get involved with any woman ever again. It hurts too much. And hurt is something I need to avoid at all costs.

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Author, MaryAnn Diorio is offering one free Ebook copy for the drawing
Wednesday evening, July, 14, 2021
You MUST leave a comment to be entered.

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       Our Story Title:   MIracle in Milan

       Our Story Genre:  Contemporary Romantic Suspense

       Our Story Released:   May 04, 2021

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The Author of Our Story:    MaryAnn Diorio

MaryAnn Diorio is a widely published, award-winning author of fiction for adults and children. Her latest release, Miracle in Milan, is about a young, female auditor who discovers evidence that the man she loves is an embezzler.

MaryAnn has also published The 

Italian Chronicles Trilogy (The Madonna of Pisano, A Sicilian Farewell, and Return to Bella Terra); In Black and White (First Place Winner in Historical Fiction in the 2020 Christian Indie Awards Contest): Surrender to Love (A Novella); and A Christmas Homecoming (A Novella and winner of the Silver Medal in Ebook Fiction in the 2015 Illumination Book Awards Contest).  MaryAnn has also written seven books for children. Her eighth Penelope Pumpernickel: Dynamic Detective, Book 2 in the Penelope Pumpernickel Series of chapter books for six-to-ten-year-olds, will be released in June.

MaryAnn has been married for 51 years to her awesome husband Dom, a retired ER physician. They are parents to two amazing adult daughters, parents-in-love to a very smart son-in-law, and grandparents to six rambunctious children. When not writing, MaryAnn loves to paint, play the piano and mandolin, and make up silly songs with her grandchildren.

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5 thoughts on “Our Story BEFORE the Story ~ Amy Torelli & Ted McMasters ~ MIRACLE IN MILAN ~ by ~ MaryAnn Diorio”

  1. Welcome, MaryAnn!Thank you for participating in the Our Story BEFORE The Story here at journeystojoy – Praying you find your week here a blessing!Hugs,Joy


  2. It's been a rough week at journeystojoy.netOur email sender – FEEDBURNER – is bowing out and the emails aren't going out like they have in the past.MaryAnn, I've so appreciated your patience and your post this week.BLESSINGS – ABUNDANT BLESSINGS on YOUR NOVEL!


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