VENGEANCE, GREED, & OMG!
Are you in the mood for some excitement? Allow C. R. Mitchell to teleport you to a cozy place, perfect for murder. In her debut novel, Revenge, you travel to Beretta Vineyard in the quaint town of Brusnengo, Italy. First a tour of the lush green vines with Rosario Beretta, and a sampling of wine with his daughter Angelina. Step into Sofia Beretta’s kitchen. Fill your soul with the sumptuous smells of sugo simmering, meatballs frying, bread baking, fresh basil wafting in the air, and the rapid chop-chop of a sharp blade mincing garlic. Hungry for a feast? You will find it here with a massive helping of deceit, vengeance, and brewing family tension. While the charming Angelina Beretta pours you a glass of wine, “Red or White?”, snuggle into a soft reading nook and prepare for an exciting, roller-coaster ride!
"C. R. MITCHELL'S TALENT SHINES IN REVENGE!"
"Thrilling and suspenseful. Kept me wanting more."
"Vivid imagery and mesmerizing story line."
"HUGE TWISTS AND TURNS!"
Northern Italy, 1945; when a devoted family man’s vineyard turns profitable, a greedy mafia boss accuses the man of murder and demands restitution at a price more valuable than money.
Originally published as 'The Italian Rose,' Revenge is an extended version of C. R. Mitchell's debut novel
"There can be no Good without Evil."
Northern Italy, 1947; After a mafia boss massacres Angelina’s brothers, he seizes control of her family’s vineyard and threatens to make Angelina his mistress. Setting aside her fear and grief, she embarks on a journey to find the only man powerful enough to help her, her father’s American friend. The trip to a foreign country to find a man she knows little about becomes more perilous when Don Salvatore’s men find her. But learning to ignore the moral compass that defines her may become her toughest battle.
"I have done horrible things, things even God cannot forgive"
"This picture makes my heart sing, and my soul dance to the beat."
C. R. Mitchell started writing when her husband encouraged her to use her talent as a storyteller to inspire others. A few years later, her book became the only place she could hide from her crumbling reality. In 2014, an illness forced her to change every aspect of life. A confident, workaholic active in the community, Christina became an unemployed hermit who felt broken. Not one to give up, Mitchell turned full time to writing, knowing God altered her life-path for a reason. Christina uses her experience with chronic pain and depression to encourage others to break the chains of victim-hood and embrace a crown of Victory. Her wisdom comes from personal Victories over adversity and the influence of formidable women in her life, most notably her mother. These powerful women, many from her Italian family, triumphed in a sexist culture. To honor them, Christina wrote The Italian Rose Mafia Series featuring a strong woman protagonist.
Christina enjoys making vivid scenes with volatile characters appear real to the reader. Ultimately, if she laughs, cries, and shouts words of disgust, she is confident her novel is more than a story; it is art. Though a novelist at heart, Christina enjoys writing philosophical essays - usually laced with humor, wellness articles, web content, and photography.
A member of P.E.O.. (An organization that has raised over a hundred million dollars for women’s education.), Christina lives near her hometown of Kansas City, Missouri. She cherishes time with her husband, grown children, family, and friends. To soothe her soul, she snuggles her Papillon puppy, plays the piano, and face-plants in chocolate.
A MOMENT WITH THE AUTHOR
"What was your favorite moment while writing Revenge?
“When you watch a scary movie for the second, or third, or thousandth time, you know where the spooky parts are, but you still jump. Right? After reading and reading - for the thousandth time, I was editing a volatile scene between Don Salvatore and Angelina. Even though I knew what was about to happen, the interaction snatched my emotions, and I shouted, You sick bastard!”
"What is your favorite scene in The Sinner?"
“That is a tough one. I tend to like the moments that make you hold your breath and choke back tears at the same time. There are several powerful moments, like the opening scene. But the chapter when Maximus is forced to destroy someone he loves dreams and the next chapter are definitely the most intense!”
"With book two of The Italian Rose Series finished, what do you plan to write next?"
"Besides working on book 3 of The Italian Rose Series? I have two short nonfiction books I want to finish, Unshackled from Pain and a Fence in My Living Room. After I finish those, I am itching to work on my Magical Realism Story, which draws from an untapped lore of magic."
PHOTOS BY C. R. MITCHELL
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