An Italian Island Summer is another lovely story from Sue Moorcroft.
Will one summer in Sicily change her life for ever?
After her marriage falls apart, Ursula Quinn is offered the chance to spend the summer working at a hotel on a beautiful island off the coast of Sicily, Italy. Excited by a new adventure, she sets off at once.
At Residenza dei Tringali, Ursula receives a warm welcome from everyone except Alfio, son of the Tringali family. He gave up his life in Barcelona to help his mother Agata with the ailing business, and is frustrated with Ursula’s interference – and she in turn is less than impressed with his attitude. As they spend more time together, though, they begin to see each other in a different light.
But what with Ursula’s ex-husband on her tail, family secrets surfacing and an unexpected offer that makes Alfio question his whole life, there’s plenty to distract them from one another. Can she face her past and he his future, and together make the most of their Sicilian summer?
My Review of An Italian Island Summer
Ursula took the opportunity to get away from the effects of a broken relationship and head to work in a hotel on a beautiful island off the coast of Sicily. In return for working at Residenza dei Tringali, she got bed and board and in her spare time she pursued a new passion of painting on ceramics. She also had a good relationship with the widowed Mrs Tingali and her daughter, a new mom.
When the Alfio Tringali, moved back to the island, he was initially very standoffish with Ursula but slowly they warmed to each other and began to spend more time together. That was until, Ursula got the terrible shock of seeing her father, newly separted from her Mum, land at Residenza dei Tringali. She realized that there were things happening around her that she had no clue about.
How she copes with this information and how her relationship not just with the Tringalis but with her own family undergoes a whole new perspective forms a part of this story. There’s also choices and decisions that Alfio and his family must make with regard to the hotel and their futures. This throws up a lot of questions about values – family, wealth, interpendence, relationships – dealt with a lot of insight by the author.
A riveting story about a woman finding and reinventing herself and in the process finding love and redefining family.
Sue Moorcroft is a Sunday Times bestselling author, #1 on Kindle UK and Top 100 on Kindle US and Canada. She writes two books a year for publishing giant HarperCollins and has won the Goldsboro Books Contemporary Novel of the Year, Readers’ Best Romantic Novel award and the Katie Fforde Bursary.
Her novels, short stories, serials, columns, writing ‘how to’ and courses appear around the world.
I received a copy of this from Rachel’s Random Resources and Avon Books UK via NetGalley for a review and participation in the blog tour. Read what others on this tour are writing about One Moment in Time.