My Review: Such a fun and dramatic read. By dramatic, I mean there’s family drama, ex drama and decision drama, along with great characters with good foundations. We have an Italian in Spain who returns home to Italy to support his family and an Irish girl who lived in the UK, ends up back in Ireland and then heads off to Italy to study ceramic painting. Ursula has been through the mill and is in search of peace and happiness. I love that google translates is brought up in the story. I use it sometimes too. Did you know that in Italy, women don’t automatically take on the mans last name? I didn’t know that, until I read it in An Italian Island Summer. We follow Ursula’s journey, her parents have a complex story, she has a few siblings. Her ex is a pain. Alfio is a grumpy fella, bewildered as to why Ursula is staying with his family and upset they didn’t tell him that they were struggling. His mother is tired and his sister Nanda is a single mum who is in desperate need to have some life back to herself. Hettie his inconclusive girlfriend type appears in the mix too. It’s well put together and beautifully written. Highly recommended as a relaxing afternoon read.
An Italian Island Summer
Will one summer in Sicily change her life for ever?
After her marriage falls apart, Ursula Quinn is offered the chance to spend the summer working at a hotel on a beautiful island off the coast of Sicily, Italy. Excited by a new adventure, she sets off at once.
At Residenza dei Tringali, Ursula receives a warm welcome from everyone except Alfio, son of the Tringali family. He gave up his life in Barcelona to help his mother Agata with the ailing business, and is frustrated with Ursula’s interference – and she in turn is less than impressed with his attitude. As they spend more time together, though, they begin to see each other in a different light.
But what with Ursula’s ex-husband on her tail, family secrets surfacing and an unexpected offer that makes Alfio question his whole life, there’s plenty to distract them from one another. Can she face her past and he his future, and together make the most of their Sicilian summer?
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Sue Moorcroft is a Sunday Times bestselling author, #1 on Kindle UK and Top 100 on Kindle US and Canada. She writes two books a year for publishing giant HarperCollins and has won the Goldsboro Books Contemporary Novel of the Year, Readers’ Best Romantic Novel award and the Katie Fforde Bursary.
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Dear Fiona, thank you so much for your fab review. I really enjoyed reading it! Thanks for joining the blog tour. x
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Thank you so so much Sue, especially for the fact you enjoyed reading it. Means a lot, as I just enrolled in a creative writing course xx