Thank you to Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for organising this tour and to Sue Moorcroft, Avon and Netgalley for a copy of this novel in exchange for a honest and unbiased review.
The #1 bestseller is back with an uplifting, escapist read that will brighten the gloomiest day!
A warm, sun-baked terrace.
The rustle of verdant green vines.
The sun slowly dipping behind the Umbrian mountains.
And the chink of wine glasses as the first cork of the evening is popped…
Welcome to Italy. A place that holds the answer to Zia-Lucia Costa Chalmers’ many questions. Not least, how she ended up with such a mouthful of a name.
When Zia discovers that her mother wasn’t who she thought she was, she realises the time has come to search out the Italian family she’s never known.
However, as she delves into the secrets of her past, she doesn’t bargain on having to think about her future too. But with local vineyard owner, Piero, living next door, Zia knows she has a serious distraction who may prove difficult to ignore…
This summer, join Zia as she sets out to uncover her past. But can she find the future she’s always dreamed of along the way?
Zia knows only knows one side of her family history but she’s about to find out she knows even less than she realises during a trip to Umbria to discover her past.
This novel is so much more than a romance novel. There are definitely elements of romance but for me, the most fascinating plot was that of Zia’s early years and family. Combined with strong friendships, all these elements combine together wonderfully to create a lovely novel about a young woman’s search to find out who she really is.
There are so many different relationships to enjoy in Under the Italian Sun. Zia’s friendship with Ursula is fabulous. They are opposite but balance each other out and support each other so much. Then there is Zia’s past relationship with her late mother and grandparents which it completely thrown into disarray after a shocking discovery. Lucia and her family and how they link to her past in various ways. And of course, Piero is drawing Lucia in and their chemistry is gentle but there. Woven together in an intricate and emotional plot, it’s difficult to stop reading once you begin.
Just to add the cherry on top, the setting is beautiful. The views and surrounding areas are so vividly described that I could imagine myself sitting on the porch and looking out over the vineyards.
A lovely but emotional book with a rich plot and wonderful characters.
Author Bio – Sue Moorcroft
Sue Moorcroft is a Sunday Times bestselling author and has reached the #1 spot on Kindle UK. She’s won the Goldsboro Books Contemporary Romantic Novel Award, Readers’ Best Romantic Novel award and the Katie Fforde Bursary. Published by HarperCollins in the UK, US and Canada and by other publishers around the world.
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