|| Book Review || Under the Italian Sun by Sue Moorcroft ||
Age category: Adult
Release Date: May 13th 2021
A sun-baked terrace. The rustle of vines. And the clink 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 revelations close to home turn Zia’s world upside down, she realises the time has come to search out the Italian family she’s never known.
But as she looks for answers, she can’t help but notice Piero, the vineyard owner next door – a 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?
The perfect summer read for fans of Katie Fforde and Carole Matthews.
Thank you so much Rachel @ RachelsRandomResources for organising the blog tour and to the author/publisher for providing the e-ARC in exchange for my honest review. This in no way impacted my opinion on the book!
I had so much fun reading this book!
Not only am I, like so many other people not getting a summer holiday this year but it has been the most grey, miserable and rainy May I can recall having in years.
This was the perfect read to get me through these drizzly days!
It was a lovely summer read with an intriguing mystery and a sizzling romance! What more could you want?
Zia Lucia and her best friend Ursula are jetting off to Italy to the quaint town of Montelibertà, Umbria. This is not just a summer get away though. This is a journey for adopted Zia to find out more about her real parents and what happened to them after recently discovering that her mother was not really her mother and that her father was Italian!
Zia hopes to track him down, get to know him and see if she can get herself an Italian passport too.
Zia quickly begins to unravel the secrets of her family and is embraced by her extended family and starts to think of Italy as home pretty quickly. Throughout this she is also becoming increasingly entangled with Piero…
Oh, Piero! He is the sexy Italian boyfriend that we all want! He owns a Vineyard along with his father and brother and there’s a whole lot of drama going on with that which just adds a bit of extra spice to the story!
The romance between these two is fantastic. The chemistry is there from the start, they are so good together but there are times when things go wrong and they fight and that just makes you root for them even more! Sue is such an excellent romance writer and had me completely convinced about these two right from the off.
The side characters are excellent and likable, most especially Lucia and Durante who I grew very attached to!
Another thing I really enjoyed about this book is that it was not all just about romance. We have mystery, mental health issues, alcoholism, loss and manipulative and spiteful ex partners to deal with as well. There’s so much going on that I never once felt bored.
If you are looking for a bit of escapism with intriguing characters and a beautiful setting then you are going to want to add this one to your summer reading list!
About the Author:
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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