The Exiled Jeweler by Susie Warren


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Emilia Berceto’s beauty captures the attention of a well-known Italian billionaire, Alex Armanti, when she attends a gala at his mansion in Los Angeles. Images secretly captured of her partially nude are released to the tabloids and her overly protective family sends her far away.

Four years later, Emilia continues to live a secluded life designing custom jewelry for the wealthy. Her family needs her to return home to California when their jewelry empire is near bankruptcy. When she returns, she must face the man who caused her downfall and is threatening to reveal her secret if she is to save her family’s jewelry empire.



Emilia Berceto knew her meticulously constructed world was about to fall apart. Receiving an early morning call that the Los Angeles Times released a story exaggerating the impending collapse of her family’s jewelry empire had her panicking. Her thoughts were going round and round, spinning out of control from the embarrassment of having the dire financial issues of her family’s business hitting every tabloid and industry newspaper this morning. How could her father and uncle let this happen? In a distracted daze, she walked to her shop in the old beach community of Treasure Island, near St. Petersburg, Florida. The early morning sun was rising, causing a slow heat to permeate every aspect of the tight-knit business area but she remained unaware of the beauty and warmth of the day.

Her dyed red hair was scraped back in a long ponytail and her face was free of any makeup. She didn’t make eye contact with anyone as she walked past other shops that were opening for the day. Those who owned businesses in the area knew she was a famous jewelry designer who sought a safe haven in their protected small town and they respected her privacy.

She knew the company had lost a significant amount of market share in recent months but she had been working long hours to compensate by winning high end commissions. In her short career, she had sold designs to royalty, celebrities, and the extremely wealthy. If she could have a few more months then she would be able to turn things around. But she knew the negative press coverage would cause her celebrated commissions to evaporate overnight. She needed the tradition and legacy of the Berceto name to convince buyers that she was reputable and trustworthy.

Clutching her coffee cup, she let herself in through the back door, careful to lock the steel door behind her. She opened her shop by appointment only. Limiting access to a few wealthy patrons allowed her to live in obscurity and focus on creating exceptional and finely crafted pieces.



AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Susie Warren writes contemporary romance. Besides being an avid reader, she spends much of her free time crafting intense and complex stories about falling in love. When she is not writing, Susie works as an administrator in a small, independent school while caring for three teenagers and keeping tabs on her inventor husband. With the launching of her first book, The Forgotten Heiress, she has slowly begun to navigate the social media realm.

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The Rosa Legacy Series

The first novel in The Rosa Legacy series, Ruthless Perfection, started with the idea of a traditional Italian mother who wanted her only daughter happily married. The mother, Carla Rosa Neri, along with her two sisters, Francesca and Marie, had emigrated from Italy as young girls and each went off to create a dynamic and successful family.

Each of the sisters had an only daughter and they made sure the girls spent time together. They attended the same boarding school in the northeast and visited each other’s homes in the summer.

Ruthless Perfection

Carla Rosa married into the Neri family with a long history in the Carrara marble industry. Her daughter, Isabel Neri, being a filmmaker and wanting to honor her grandfather’s legacy, approaches a reclusive billionaire, Marc Santoro, to ask permission to produce a documentary about the life of a quarry worker. Ruthless Perfection is the story of how they fall in love.

The Exiled Jeweler

Francesca Rosa married into the Berceto family with a long history in the jewelry making business. The Second novel in The Rosa Legacy series, The Exiled Jeweler, is about her daughter, Emelia, who went into seclusion after a scandal tore the family apart. Emelia is a talented jewelry designer who lived a sheltered life and was drawn into a passionate encounter with her family’s rival, Alexander Armati at a gala. Outside in the garden, photographs were taken on them and sold to the tabloid press. Her family was shocked and embarrassed and sent Emelia off to Florida. Four years later, she returns when her grandfather has a heart attack and her parents are deciding to sell the family business.

The Convenient Wedding

Marie Rosa married into the prominent Montgomery family, with a successful background in politics. Her only daughter, Lucia, is fascinated by politics and becomes a campaign aide. The opportunity to work on a senate campaign in Connecticut draws her into the middle of a scandal. Anderson Adams is a dark horse in the senate race yet convinces Lucia to play along with a strategy to save his campaign. The third novel in The Rosa Legacy series, The Convenient Wedding, is the story about how they reconcile their public image with their private life. The Convenient Wedding will be available in February 2015.

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