On the shores of Lake Garda, a beautiful romance unfolds. But is it only for summer? Don’t miss this gorgeous, heart-warming novel from Darcie Boleyn, bestselling author of 2017 smash-hit Summer at Conwenna Cove.
Sophia Bertoni discovers her boyfriend in bed with another woman, and realizes her life is going nowhere. Leaving her high-pressure job, she travels to Italy to stay with her grandmother while she figures out her next move.
When Sophia – quite literally – bumps into devastatingly handsome Joe Lancaster her plans are turned upside down. As the two realize they’re both spending the summer in the same town, a love affair seems on the cards.
But Sophia and Joe are both burdened by family secrets. Despite their attraction, will the sun set on Sophia and Joe’s romance – or will they find love at the Italian lake?
Praise for Darcie Boleyn
‘There were tears and smiles and out-loud giggles all the way through. A wonderful holiday read!’ Jenny Hale
‘I just loved this book, every single page of it!’ My Chestnut Reading Tree
‘A truly spectacular read and I loved every minute of it.’ Whispering Stories
‘Another enchanting book from the talented Darcie Boleyn.’ Rachel’s Random Reads
‘It's always a treat to read a book written by Darcie Boleyn… Utterly brilliant.’ The Quiet Knitter
‘Filled my heart with joy… Darcie Boleyn has a wonderful way with words.’ With Love For Books
A very enjoyable read. Loved it ❣
Warm, witty and real laugh-out-loud moments!
This is such a happy read! A glorious setting, well developed characters with a bit of 'history', family secrets, a main story with several threads attached all brought together by beautiful writing - what's not to love?
Sophia's career and romance grind to a halt simultaneously and, finding herself rudderless, she heads off to visit her Italian grandmother who lives alongside Lake Garda (lucky woman!). This allows us a peek at how true Italians live - and not just the usual tourist route. Always a loner, Sophia begins to relax, believe in herself and even makes a friend or two. From here the story develops and continues and no, I'm not going to tell you what happens.
This is a real feel-good read - warm, witty and with some real laugh-out-loud moments. I finished reading in bed last night and slept really well which shows that all the ends were neatly tied up. I love it when I don't have to fret about something or someone, lol. Things I've learned from this one? Don't get involved in investment banking if you want to have any kind of personal life and make time to check out your ancestry and see if you can find an Italian nonna somewhere - preferably one who lives in such a similar spectacular setting!
I received an arc via NetGalley in exchange for my honest and unbiased review.