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Books by S.E. Valenti

  • Atonement: Deliver Us From Honor Book II

    When sixteen-year-old Adriana Vazanno is viciously attacked and left for dead at the hands of Turiddu Vanucci, her mother realizes a vendetta is the only answer. But the cunning Turiddu escapes his fate and takes revenge by vowing to kill every Vazanno in Sicily. Rescued by her uncles, Adriana flees Sicily for the safety of America’s lower Manhattan. Little does she know that Vanucci has also moved to her neighborhood and is plotting revenge against her and her five-year-old sister Francesca. Will she escape Turiddu’s revenge in America?


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  • Deliver Us From Honor

    Giuseppe Vazanno is one of the wealthiest and most beloved landowners in 1911, post-feudal Sicily. His lemon orchards provide work for the Sicilian peasants, a rich life for his brothers and their families, and a peaceful oasis for his wife Maria and their two daughters, sixteen-year-old Adriana and five-year-old Francesca.

    But just before dawn one spring morning, Giuseppe’s brothers Sevario and Santo awaken to the smell of smoke, and find Giuseppe’s farmhouse burned to the ground. Adriana and Francesca are found safe, having taken refuge in a secret tunnel under the house, but are unable to talk about what they saw. The brothers find no trace of Giuseppe or his wife Maria and discover their middle brother, Gaspano, has been brutally tortured and murdered just a few miles from Giuseppe’s burned farmhouse.

    Adriana has a terrible secret—one she prays was not the cause of the horrors she has witnessed.  She must confront her worst fear: was the destruction of her home just a random act of violence, or a deadly vendetta against her family?

    A powerful story of love, betrayal, revenge, and the irrevocable bond of family, Deliver Us from Honor richly chronicles the story of the Vazanno family, caught in the social and political upheaval of 1911 Sicily that eventually will lead to the rise of the Mafia in America and change their family forever.


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Sharon E. Valenti has a master of science degree from Oakland University and was married to her Sicilian husband for over thirty years. Although she has many published articles in professional medical journals and magazines, five years ago, she decided to change the direction of her career to full-time novelist. Deliver Us from Honor is her first full-length novel.

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