Let’s meet Francine Raggalio from Another Side of Perfect, a Women’s Fiction Romance, by Karen Cino. Welcome to Romance Lives Forever. I’m Kayelle Allen, author and owner of this blog. Happy to have you here! Please tell us about the story your author wrote.
Another Side of Perfect by Karen Cino
Genre Women’s Fiction Romance
Book heat level (based on movie ratings): PG-13
Richie and Francine’s marriage takes another hit when his dad dies of a massive heart attack. Angelina, Richie’s mom is distraught, not leaving her house. When Francine finds herself pregnant, everyone is ecstatic, especially Angelina. However, their excitement turns into worry when Francine falls putting her pregnancy in high risk, restricting her to bed rest.
Gary Thompson gets traded to another team on the west coast. Toni needs to make the decision to go with him, or stay home and end their relationship. Amy and Jason’s wedding invitations are sent out. The question is will their families accept their wedding? A surprise guest the eve of the wedding will put the spin on the next day’s festivities.
Introducing Francine Raggalio
Please tell me about yourself.
Birthplace: Staten Island, New York
Profession: Real Estate Proprietor
Ethnicity: Italian American
Species (for scifi/fantasy characters):
What do you look like?
I’m short, around five foot three, with long brown hair that takes me forever to keep from frizzing. My facial features are small and I have always considered myself ten pounds overweight.
Who is the significant other in your life?
The love of my life, Richie. We’ve been together since high school. We were high school sweethearts and king and queen of the prom.
If we could only hear your voice (but not see you) what characteristic would identify you?
My strong New York acne, which tends to be high pitched when I get excitable.
Do you get by, live comfortably, live extravagantly?
Even though my husband is a retired, professional ballplayer, we tend to live comfortably. We do live in a big house, but I do my own cleaning. We have never lived extravagantly, even though we could have i we choose.
What is your viewpoint on wealth?
Wealth is only a number. I feel that wealth comes from the heart.
On what special skills do you rely?
On my customer service skills, which go with a hell of a lot of patience when dealing with people.
What kinds of things do you always carry (in pockets or purse)?
Besides my wallet and sunglasses, my lipstick and tissues. I always have a pad and pen in my purse in the event I see a for sale by owner sign.
What is your family like?
My extended family includes Richie’s Mom and Dad. They are fun loving and treat me as if I were their daughter.
Are you close to family?
Yes. My in-laws always spend time with us. When I went through breast cancer, my mother-in-law was their everyday taking care of me.
Do you have children?
Not yet. Hoping to get through this pregnancy.
Are you involved in your community?
Yes. I always go to charity events, visit the pediatric ward to bring my husband’s swag to pass out. Richie and I always attend events together and give to this events.
Can you keep a secret? Why or why not?
Absolutely. I kept from my husband in The Perfect Pitch the hidden basement. It was decision Amy, Toni and I decided to take despite the fallout we received when are secret was revealed.
What inner doubt causes you the most difficulty?
I always feel that because I was in foster care and had nothing, that I didn’t deserve to have such a wonderful life with the man of my dreams. Because he was the New York Pelicans number one pitcher with beautiful women always around him, I also doubted that I was good enough for him.
What past event causes you the most fear?
After losing my parents in a car accident, I always fear that I am going to lose Richie and the life I love.
What is your biggest need?
To be around my family and the need to feel loved by those around me.
What are your biggest hopes and dreams?
To have a healthy baby and seeing my friends and family be happy.
What would you like to tell your writer?
I’d like to thank her for giving me such an interesting and adventurous life. I learned lot about myself by going through the challenges you put me through.
What would you like people who hear your story to know?
That you can get through any situation if you put your heart and soul into it.
Where to buy Another Side of Perfect
Publisher Mandolay Press
Amazon Amazon https://www.amazon.com/Another-Side-Perfect-Seaside-Boulevard-ebook/dp/B07CGH66KV/
Karen Cino Social Media
Karen Cino is multi-published and has been writing since she was fourteen years old. She started her career by writing poetry, short stories and writing articles for her high school newspaper. Her daily walks down at the boardwalk are what gets her muse going. It clears her mind and helps her find realistic plot ideas and the characters boosting up her muse. Karen loves writing about local places that people can relate to.
Karen loves the summer, loves the beach. Her previous books were written and take place in various places across Staten Island. Karen relocated to Barnegat, New Jersey in 2015. She traded in the Staten Island Boardwalk for the shoreline in Long Beach Island. Her Camp Mirage Series takes place in Barnegat, NJ.
Karen is a member of Romance Writers of America, Women’s Fiction Writing Association and Liberty States Fiction Writers. She was Vice President of the New York City Chapter for four years and President for three.
Karen has two adult children, Michael Giordano who’s a singer, songwriter and producer and Nicole Giordano who works in Retail Management and is also a photographer. In 2014 Karen married John Gatti. Her husband is an actor, teacher and attorney.
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