Isabelle Mackenzie always imagined herself married with kids. Instead, at 30, she's chronically single and lives alone in a cramped condo on Chicago's north side. Sure, she's got her beloved bookstore and her two best friends, Cameron and Oliver, but even they can't make up for the fact that her life hasn't turned out anything like she expected. The weighing disappointment has her questioning everything she once felt certain of, including her faith in God. So when Olly and Cam secretly volunteer her for a nationally-televised makeover, Mack decides to use the opportunity to reinvent herself.
What follows is an unlikely romance with famous actor Cooper Young, a cross-continental adventure, and the long-awaited chance to make all of her dreams come true. Will Mack be able to keep her faith amidst the glitz and glamour of Cooper's lifestyle, or will she lose herself and abandon everything and everyone she cares about in the process?
Ciao, Bella is the story of one woman's unexpected revelations about faith, love, and true happiness. It's a novel for all who have ever been granted the desires of their hearts, only to discover that what they thought they wanted could never compare to what they already had.
©2011 Ryan Phillips (P)2016 Destiny Image Publishers