The Heirloom

Pre-order Now! Coming May 7, 2024.

The answer to the biggest question of her life lies in someone else’s past

Shea Anderson’s beloved nonna had endless rules for a happy, healthy life: avoid owls, never put a hat on a bed, and never, ever accept a marriage proposal that comes with an heirloom ring. Happily ever after is hard enough without bad karma in the mix.

Naturally, panic sets in when Shea’s boyfriend, John, proposes with an heirloom ring. Yes is her answer, but Nonna’s warning sets Shea on a mission to ensure the ring contains forever energy: She will find its previous owners wherever they may be. With the help of her over protective big sister and a nosy journalist eager for a big story, Shea embarks on a journey that takes her from Los Angeles and New York to Italy and Portugal.

Sophisticated, cinematic, and full of lively observations, The Heirloom is a diamond-sharp read for everyone who’s ever tried to make their own good luck.


[The Heirloom] invites readers to accompany Shea Anderson on her quest for love, luck, and a happily ever after. With its witty prose, endearing characters, and a touch of whimsy, the novel offers a delightful escape and a reminder of the beauty and adventure that life has to offer.

“Shea’s adventures, the tantalizing mystery of that heirloom ring, and the vivid descriptions of Italy and Portugal will paint a vivid tapestry in your mind, all while you ponder the intricacies of family, love, and self-discovery. I enjoyed this book and recommend it for just a fast, fun read.”

“I was riveted by Shea’s adventures and the ongoing mystery of her engagement ring’s previous owners.”

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