The Italian Daughter
“AN ABSOLUTELY STUNNING MUST READ!!… I loved every page… A true page turning, perfect romance that will sweep you off your feet.” Bookworm86, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Italy, 1946. “Estee, I bought this ring years ago and have kept it safe ever since. You’re the only woman I’ve ever loved.” She reached for Felix’s hand and gently closed it over the box. “No,” she whispered. “I want you to propose only when you’re truly free.”
London, present day: Lily clutches a faded piece of paper in her hands, knowing that her life will never be the same again. Whilst grieving for her late father, she is told that her grandmother was born at Hope’s House, a home for unmarried mothers, the only clues to her past contained on a handwritten Italian recipe and an old theatre programme.
Desperate for answers, Lily accepts a job on an Italian vineyard in the heart of picturesque Como – a dream her father once shared. Arriving at the palatial home of the Martinelli family, Lily is captivated by the acres of vines that surround her and instantly feels at home. She is also struck by their charming son Antonio and as they chat long into the night over a candlelit dinner, he offers to help Lily discover her family’s heritage.
As Lily unravels the truth of her own legacy, she begins to fall more in love with Italy and with Antonio. And tracing the recipe back to a bakery in a hilltop village, she soon unearths a tragic love story that changes everything…
But when Lily discovers who her grandmother really was, can she too have the courage to follow her heart and leave her old life behind? Or will her family’s heart-wrenching story force her home?
An utterly enchanting and heartbreaking novel about lost loves, family secrets and enduring hope. Perfect for fans of Santa Montefiore, Lucinda Riley and Victoria Hislop.
This novel can be enjoyed as a standalone.
What everyone is saying about The Italian Daughter:
“Wow, I was really touched by this amazing book… So heart-warming and moving… One of my favourite books of this year! I just loved it so much!… It gave me all the feels… Perfect.” Angelic Light, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“I truly loved this… It quickly captivated me… Couldn’t put the book down… It has all the feels, it left me heartbroken and tearful… Heart-warming… I loved everything about this.” Pageturners, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Absolutely beautiful… I was totally captivated by this gorgeous book… Kept me under its spell right up until the end.” SIBZZREADS, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“This book!… So amazing that I sped read it, losing sleep over it and it was so great I didn’t even mind the lack of sleep… This book will really WOW you.” Veganbookblogger, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Outstanding, I wanted to stay awake to read more and kept finding 5 minutes here and there to pick up the book!… Amazingly written… you felt like you were in Italy.” NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“I downloaded this at midnight on day of release and was glued to it until the very end. You will need tissues!” @karen_loves_reading, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“Amazing… I cried buckets, I laughed, and totally loved it.” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“I started this book last night and finished it today… I couldn’t stop reading… Heartfelt… I was moved to tears… touched my heart in every way imaginable.” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
“A captivating story that I was drawn into from the first page. A trip to Italy without having to leave my home.” Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐