Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Book Review - One Summer In Italy by Sue Moorcroft

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Title: One Summer In Italy
Author: Sue Moorcroft
Format reviewed: Ebook
Source: Netgalley
Publisher: Avon
Publication Date: 17th May 2018
Rating: 4 Stars

When Sofia Bianchi’s father Aldo dies, it makes her stop and look at things afresh. Having been his carer for so many years, she knows it’s time for her to live her own life – and to fulfil some promises she made to Aldo in his final days.

So there’s nothing for it but to escape to Italy’s Umbrian mountains where, tucked away in a sleepy Italian village, lie plenty of family secrets waiting to be discovered. There, Sofia also finds Amy who is desperately trying to find her way in life after discovering her dad isn’t her biological father.

Sofia sets about helping Amy through this difficult time, but it’s the handsome Levi who proves to be the biggest distraction for Sofia, as her new life starts to take off…

This is one summer in Italy that you won't forget in a hurry, at least if you are Sofia, Levi or Amy who are  the main characters in this rather lovely book. 

If you want a book that features two women moving to Umbria for the summer, to work as waitresses, while trying to get their heads around big family news, then this is definitely the book for you.  The two women in question are Sofia and Amy. Sofia has family she has never met in this Umbrian town, and it was her father's last wish that she meet her uncle.  

Whereas Amy is 18, and a young 18 at that, who is struggling with her decision to run off from her family, and try to work in Italy for the summer and latches onto Sofia as a guiding figure.  The two girls come from different places but find common ground, and its lovely to see how the bond between them  comes into play, as they deal with a boss who has far too many rules and a tendency to try to fire people regularly. 

Levi is the kind stranger that steps in to help save Amy's job in her first week, and seems to have an eye on both women, the reasons for which became clear quite early on. 

There are certainly secrets to be discovered, some of which came as less of a surprise to me than others, but all really good and kept the interest levels up as you wanted to find out various bits of information. 

This is an enjoyable book that transported me to a warmer place than I was reading it,  and I really enjoyed all the characters, even the ones you weren't meant to like, kept me entertained.    

Thank you to Netgalley and Avon for this copy which I have reviewed honestly and voluntarily. 

1 comment:

  1. Thank you very much for this great review, Rachel! I'm so glad you enjoyed your trip to Italy :-)


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