Book Review: Return to the Italian Quarter

Plot: The Di Napolis may have been raised in England, but their souls are Italian… Charismatic, irascible and defiantly Italian, Cesare presides over his large family much like his Roman namesake. But when a journalist begins asking questions about his allegiances during the war, Sophie realises how little she really knows her adored grandfather. SheContinue reading “Book Review: Return to the Italian Quarter”

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BookClub Reads: A Favourite Of the Gods

Plot: One autumn in the late 1920s, Constanza boards a train in Italy en route to Brussels and a new marriage. With her is her young daughter Flavia. Through an odd incident Constanza makes a casual decision that changes both their lives. Review: This novel opens up in the late 1920’s with Constanza and herContinue reading “BookClub Reads: A Favourite Of the Gods”

Book Review: If you could go anywhere

Plot: Angie has always wanted to travel. But at 29, she has still never left her small mining town in the Australian outback. When her grandmother passes away, Angie finally feels free to see the world – until she discovers a letter addressed to the father she never knew and is forced to question everything.Continue reading “Book Review: If you could go anywhere”

Book Review: The Rome Affair

Plot: The glamorous capital city of Italy is brought to startling life in The Rome Affair, a compelling summer novel by Karen Swan. 1974 and Elena Damiani lives a gilded life. Born to wealth and a noted beauty, no door is closed to her, no man can resist her. At twenty-six, she is already ontoContinue reading “Book Review: The Rome Affair”

Book Review: Love & Gelato

Plot: “I made the wrong choice.” Lina is spending the summer in Tuscany, but she isn’t in the mood for Italy’s famous sunshine and fairy-tale landscape. She’s only there because it was her mother’s dying wish that she get to know her father. But what kind of father isn’t around for sixteen years? All LinaContinue reading “Book Review: Love & Gelato”

Summer Reads – One Summer In Tuscany

 Summary  High on a hill in the Tuscan countryside stands a castle of golden stone, home to Patricia O’Hara’s writers’ retreat – a serene hideaway where you can polish your prose by the pool, gain inspiration from your peers and eat the best melanzane in Italy, courtesy of shelf Aldo. But, while the splendour ofContinue reading “Summer Reads – One Summer In Tuscany”

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