Contact and Reviews

I am Candida Martinelli, and I review books set in Italy or Ancient Rome, or about Italy and Italian culture, or about hyphenated Italian culture or characters.  My site is family-friendly. 

My full review is posted here, on my book review site, Italophile Book Reviews.

I bookmark the book jacket of each reviewed book on my Pinterest board for this book review site, and link it to the review, then post that to Facebook.

I post the review at:
  • GoodReads at my Italo Italophiles ID which is linked to this blog, and where I put a link back to the full review, and I post the GoodReads review to Facebook
  • My Facebook account at my Italo Italophiles ID that is linked to this blog, receives posts about my the Blogger review, the GoodReads review, and the Pinterest post
  • My Google Plus account receives a posting linking to the Blogger review
  • Candida Martinelli's Italophile Site some reviews are linked to the genre page
  • This is a link to my reviewer profile.
I receive some books as review-copies, mainly via Net Galley, where I have earned all the badges possible for a reviewer. My reviews are honest. If I really don't have anything to recommend about a book, I choose not to review it.


Indie/Self published books, and small publishing houses are welcome here.

Any portion of my reviews may be reproduced for the promotion of the books reviewed.  A link back to my review or to this review site is always welcomed.

Contact me via e-mail:
  • info @
  • candida.martinelli @