"I was floored by the gutsy scope of this highly unusual love story. Before Ever After is one of those books that challenges the natural laws of fiction writing, and Samantha Sotto pulls it off in a frisky and highly entertaining way." - Anne Fortier, New York Times bestselling author of Juliet"I was absolutely enchanted by Before Ever After. It's a highly original and engaging mix of romance, mystery and magic that will challenge everything you think you know about happily ever after." - Jill Smolinski, author of The Next Thing on My List "A smartly written romance, mystery and historical adventure all wrapped up in a page-turner that will have you guessing until the very end." - Adena Halpern, author of The Ten Best Days of My Life "Exquisitely written and inventively told, Before Ever After is a beautiful, moving--and quite fun--exploration of what you think you know about your own life." -Melissa Senate, author of The Love Goddess' Cooking School "In Samantha Sotto's high spirited debut, a young widow travels to a remote and distant island to answer the question, what price do we pay for eternal love. It is a mesmerizing journey transcending time and continents, all to remind that there are many ways to live on forever and to immortalize a marriage. Note to readers: Curl up with jasmine tea and savor the warm, rich writing, as delectable as the recipes for love found within every enchanting page." -Saralee Rosenberg, author of Claire Voyant
From the Hardcover edition.