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The Cavelli Angel Saga is Annalisa Russo's first romantic suspense quartet about an Italian immigrant family in 1925—the Cavelli family. The family consists of three brothers—Michael, Raphael, and Gabriel, named after the archangels (and angels they’re not!) and two sisters, Anna and Tessia. The fourth and final book will be released in 2016.

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Against her father’s wishes, Meg Cavelli’s dream of becoming a private eye is a reality until the past tears back into her life in the form of Seth Truitt. The man left her without so much as a by-your-leave, and now her traitorous family has rolled out the fatted calf for him. But Seth could be her answer to solving a compelling case—a criminal psychopath that she and Seth dubbed “the monster” when they were kids. Can Meg open her heart just a little to accept help from the handsome flyboy?

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Michael Vincente Cavelli would have been happy as a farmer; instead, he has a lot on his plate–being the only rational Cavelli male for starters, and then running the family’s successful dairy. If that isn’t enough, someone is out to cripple his business propelling him into lies and treachery weaving back a

Raphael Cavelli—archaeologist—wanderlust—heir to the Cavelli fortune–wonders why he isn’t in some watering hole in Peru drinking a lukewarm cerveza next to a bosomy blonde. Instead, he’s back in Chicago trying to stay one step ahead of the law for stealing the archaeological find of the century when he bumps, literally, 

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into the reason he left seven years ago–the girl he traveled half way across the globe to forget. 

Hope Macklin—quasi-mother—sob sister for The Spectator daily—is asked to cover the high society wedding of Tessia Cavelli. The job would mean a raise to seven dollars a week, but the heiress’s bothersome brother...[Read More]...

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generation. So when a redheaded siren appears at his door the morning of his sister’s wedding, he wonders about the deity’s sense of humor.

As one of the few female doctors in Chicago in 1925, Faith Truitt has something to prove, and she can’t afford to make a mistake that would destroy her career–like...[Read More]...

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Charity O’Malley is about to break the law of the land in order to follow her dreams. They’ll call her a whisper sister. A tarnished female. A Jezebel. As a woman who wants to shape her own destiny, she’s about to reopen her father’s speakeasy, but Big Mike O’Malley reaches out from the grave to save his recalcitrant daughter from her folly.

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Gabriel Cavelli, the Harley-riding bad boy of the Cavelli family, has to honor a deathbed promise to a friend to look out for his young, educated-out-east daughter. Gabe, one of the three Cavelli boys named—or rather misnamed—after archangels, finds himself caught as he tries to rescue an unwilling damsel in distress from a crooked Prohibition man. 

As more threats unravel, old enemies come out of the shadows and force Charity and Gabe to band together against decades-old dark secrets—and find safety in each other’s arms..[Read More]...

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The Cavelli Angel Saga

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Grace Hathaway is getting along just fine since her father's untimely death--until she is followed home one dismal night by a shadowy stranger. If she'd had another choice, she would never have approached the door of the country's most mysterious and wealthy man at four o'clock in the morning.


Jared Dunstan de Warre III may be as pretty as he is rich, but Grace has been down that road before.


Jared grew up an orphan and has guarded his heart for a very long time. Willing to admit he finds Grace tempting,     he still plans never to marry. How can he trust anyone when his own mother ...[Read More]...

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After eight years in the Army Air Corps, Seth Truitt is back—but with a dark-stained past, and helping Meg in her pursuit of a deranged predator might be far more dangerous than flying P-26 fighters for USAAC, even if his no-strings-attached-deal might drive both of them crazy with desire. But how will Seth be able to convince his one true love to trust him after he left her flat eight years ago?

Joining their minds and hearts might be the only way to stay alive.Because somewhere, not far away, the monster lurks.[Read More]...