Under The Italian Sun
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Under the Italian Sun

From Rhodes, Greece, I’m moving to Under The Italian Sun today. This is a perfect summer beach read.

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?

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My Review

Rating: 4 out of 5.

When Zia finds out that her mother is not who she thought she was, and that she has Italian connections she knew nothing about, she decides to head to the town of Montelibertà in the Umbria region to get to know more.

She falls in love with the place and feels so welcomed by her extended family that she almost wants to settle there. To add to the attraction is Piero, who owns the vineyard next door. Zia can’t stay on in Italy without proving that she has Italian roots and these are hard to establish. Will she be able to do that? Will she be able to find the Dad she never knew? Will Piero be able to resolve the conflict in his family and follow his heart and passion?

The author had me invested in the story from the start. She takes us on a journey through the beautiful countryside of Umbria. And we’re drawn not just into the romance between Zia and Piero, but the stories of both their families.

I love how this book is not just a romance novel, but deals with more difficult issues of family conflict, mental health issues and loss with a great deal of sensitivity.

This is one of those books you can get lost in and I did reading it right through.

Will be looking out for more books from Sue Moorcraft for sure.

Meet 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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