Blog Tour 15th April 2017
Today it’s my stop on the blog tour for Tilly Tennant’s new release, A Wedding in Italy. I’m delighted to be part of it.
Also check out my fellow blogger on today’s stop:- Donna’s Book Blog
My Review – 5 stars
What another absolute gem. A pleasure to read.
It follows on from the last book, Rome is Where the Heart Is.
Kate has moved to Italy to be with Alessandro.
She has a little apartment, a bit shabby but she makes the most of it.
She did borrow some money from her sisters, but she needs to find a job pretty quickly so she has some income. She made a couple of dresses for Nunzia, her landlord’s wife, but at a cut price.
Kate spends a lot of time at Alessandro’s family home. His mamma and sisters have taken her into their world. Well, except Maria. She is one of Alessandro’s older sisters, married and close friends with Orazia. Orazia is a family friend, and a colleague of Alessandro. She has always fancied him! She does stir things up a bit too. Kate being a divorcee doesn’t go down too well with the family either, due to their religious beliefs.
Kate lands herself a job. Not her dream job but it will do. She still dreaming of making dresses for a living.
Again the author took me on a tour of Rome and the surrounding area. I felt I was there, in the crazy traffic on the back of a moped….holding on for grim death.
The descriptions of the city were fab. I have fallen in love with it.
And the food!! From the gelatos to all the food prepared by mamma. It all sounded so delicious.
Jamie made a cameo appearance, and it was nice to see him again. Kate’s sisters also visited and they realise why she loves the place so much.
Thank you for writing such a lovely, heart-warming story Tilly Tennant.
Thanks to Bookouture and NetGalley for the review copy in return for an honest review.
Publication date 14th April 2017
A Wedding in Italy – Amazon links
About the book
(From Italy with Love Book 2)
Sun, spaghetti and sparkling prosecco. When it comes to finding love, there’s no place like Rome…
Kate is living the dream with her gorgeous boyfriend Alessandro in his native city, but the reality is sometimes a little less romantic than she’d hoped. Every day in her new home is a fight against leaking pipes, her cantankerous landlord and her less-than-perfect grasp of the Italian lingo.
All around her there is talk of weddings, but when a secret from her past is thrust out into the open, Kate must fight to prove to Alessandro’s Mamma – and the rest of his formidable family – that she truly is Italian marriage material.
With the women in Alessandro’s life on a mission to break them apart, the cracks begin to show and Kate starts to question if Alessandro really is the man of her dreams. Can love and the city of romance conquer all, or is that just a fairy-tale?
Let Rome steal your heart this summer in this gorgeously romantic escapist read. Perfect for fans of Jo Thomas and Abby Clements.
Meet the Author
From a young age, Tilly Tennant was convinced that she was destined for the stage. Once she realised she wasn’t actually very good at anything that would put her on the stage, she started to write stories instead. There were lots of terrible ones, like The Pet Rescue Gang (aged eight), which definitely should not see the light of day ever again. Thankfully, her debut novel, Hopelessly Devoted to Holden Finn was not one of those, and since it hit the Amazon best seller lists she hasn’t looked back. Born in Dorset, she currently lives in Staffordshire with her husband, two daughters, three guitars, four ukuleles, two violins and a kazoo.