Murder in Tuscany by T A Williams

A remote retreat… Nestled high in the Tuscan hills lies Villa Volpone, home to renowned crime writer Jonah Moore and his creative writing course. It’s also the last place retired DCI Dan Armstrong expected to spend his retirement! Dan’s no writer, but maybe this break will help him to think about the next chapter in… Continue reading Murder in Tuscany by T A Williams

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An Italian Girl in Brooklyn by Santa Montefiore

New York, 1979.  It is Thanksgiving and Evelina has her close family and beloved friends gathered around, her heart weighted with gratitude for what she has and regret for what she has given up. She has lived in America for over thirty years, but she is still Italian in her soul.  Northern Italy, 1934.  Evelina leads a sheltered… Continue reading An Italian Girl in Brooklyn by Santa Montefiore

Hotel Portofino by J.P. O’Connell

Today I’m joining the blog tour for Hotel Portofino by J.P O’Connell organised by Anne Cater’s Random Things Tours for Simon and Schuster UK. Synopsis: Check in to a world of glamour, elegance and intrigue… A heady historical drama about a British family who open an upper-class hotel on the magical Italian Riviera during the ‘Roaring 20s’.… Continue reading Hotel Portofino by J.P. O’Connell

The Memory Box by Kathryn Hughes

Thank you to Rosie Margesson at Headline Books for a proof copy of the book to read and review. This is the first book I’ve read by Kathryn Hughes. The Memory Box is published in the UK today. Synopsis: From the million-copy-bestselling author of The Letter, Kathryn Hughes, and inspired by heartbreaking true events, an unforgettable,… Continue reading The Memory Box by Kathryn Hughes

The Hunting Season by Tom Benjamin

Thank you to Anne Cater of Random Things Tours for the invitation to read and review. Thank you to Little Brown Book Group / Constable for a copy of the book to read and review. This is the first time I’ve read a Tom Benjamin novel. Synopsis: It’s truffle season and in the hills around… Continue reading The Hunting Season by Tom Benjamin

Under the Italian Sun by Sue Moorcroft

Thank you to Avon Books for a gifted digital copy of Under the Italian Sun to read and review. I have travelled virtually to Switzerland and Malta with Sue Moorcroft before, and I was excited to be heading to Italy this time. Synopsis: A warm, sun-baked terrace. The rustle of verdant green vines. The sun… Continue reading Under the Italian Sun by Sue Moorcroft

The Tears of Monterini by Amanda Weinberg

I’m pleased to share my review for The Tears of Monterini today, published by Red Door Press earlier this month. Thank you to Lizzie and Red Door Press for a review copy – my thoughts are my own and not influenced by the gift. Synopsis: Monterini, Italy. 1921. Yacobo Levi, an intellectual dreamer, works in the… Continue reading The Tears of Monterini by Amanda Weinberg