I’m delighted to host today’s stop on the blog tour for Under A Tuscan Sky by Karen Aldous. If you yearn to be transported to the sun-drenched Italian countryside for an uplifting romance, then look no further. You can read my review below.
And there’s a fantastic giveaway (UK only) with a chance to win one of the following prizes:
- 1st prize: £10 Amazon voucher, eCopy of Under a Tuscan Sky & a signed notebook
2nd & 3rd prize: eCopy of Under a Tuscan Sky & a signed notebook
To enter the giveaway, click on the link below
About the Book
Publisher’s description: A summer she’ll never forget…When Olivia Montague’s grandmother passes away, she decides it’s finally time to make some changes in her own life. So she breaks up with her ‘going nowhere’ boyfriend and embarks on a journey to her Nonna’s home in Tuscany. Until now, Olivia has always believed that she’s incapable of love, after being abandoned by her parents as a baby. But with each day spent at the gorgeous villa nestled in the rolling Italian hills, she feels her heart begin to flutter…And when handsome antiques dealer Hugh St. James arrives on the scene, she realises things might be about to change forever!
|Publication:||14th June 2017||Genre:||Romance|
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Inspired by a sepia photograph of her Italian grandmother and grandfather, Olivia decides that she’s settled for ‘second best’ in relationships for long enough. So she dumps her current boyfriend and determines to make the need to sort out her late grandmother’s estate in Italy the start of a new, and independent, chapter in her life. However, it isn’t long before Olivia discovers unsettling information that means she must confront long buried secrets about her family and battle her own insecurities in the process.
Thankfully, help arrives in the form of two very different men, each of whom has their own particular attraction. Olivia is drawn to Alberto, not only because he is drop dead gorgeous and wants to spoil her rotten, but because he can offer her inclusion into the close-knit family she has always hankered after. Hugh is equally hunky but seems to Olivia more of a kindred spirit. He is supportive and can empathise with the situation she finds herself in because of his own family background. Quite a nice choice to have! However you’ll have to wait until the end of the book to find out which, if any, Olivia ends up with.
Alongside the romantic story line and the descriptions of luscious Italian landscapes, the author writes convincingly about Olivia’s struggles to overcome her lack of self-confidence (although I couldn’t really picture Olivia as the forty year old woman she is stated to be – I imagined her to be in her late twenties or early thirties). I liked the book’s hopeful messages about the importance of family, the possibility of second chances and the value of friendship.
I received an advance reader copy courtesy publishers, HQDigital, the author and Neverland Blog Tours in return for an honest review.
In three words: Light, hopeful, romance
About the Author
Karen Aldous enjoys village life on the edge of the north-downs in Kent with easy access to the buzz of London. Not only does she love the passive pleasures of reading and writing, she also craves the more active pursuits with her family and friends such as walking, cycling and skiing especially when they involve food and wine! Karen gets much of her inspiration from her travels and if she had to choose, France, Greece, Switzerland, Italy and the USA would be her favourites. However, wherever she goes, she discovers a new character emerges in ‘Karen’s World’. She likes to write about strong independent women who can direct their own lives – but struggle to control them! And, of course there’s always a gorgeous hunk or two!
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