The Rome Apartment
‘What a gorgeous, gorgeous book! I read it in only a few sittings and I am so happy… Beautiful… What more could a reader want?’ NetGalley Reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Beth stands in the sunshine outside the magnificent wrought-iron gates of Villa Alba holding her suitcase. Only a few short months ago, she dropped her beloved only daughter off at college, clinging to the thought of the new chapter that she and her husband Joel could now begin. But that same day, Joel dropped a bombshell: he wanted a break from their marriage.
Searching for an escape, Beth found an ad for an apartment in Rome, available for three months rental only with certain conditions. Veronica, the 75-year-old owner, challenges her guests to rediscover themselves, find joy, and live life to the full – in the most beautiful city in the world.
Now, blinking in the morning sunshine over a cup of strong Italian coffee, Ronnie sets Beth a list of challenges. A list that will force her to slow down and find beauty in every corner of the city. But Beth’s final task feels impossible: to go out on a date with an unsuitable man… and where would she even find one?
But when she bumps into handsome and adventurous musician Rico, unsuitable in almost every way, she thinks he could fit the bill. And he might just be the most attractive Italian man she has ever seen, but that doesn’t mean she’s falling for him, does it?
As they begin to explore Rome together, Beth has to admit that Rico is beginning to make her feel more alive than she can ever remember… and suddenly a whole new future feels as though it might be within her grasp.
But with her break from Joel coming to an end, can Beth risk embracing the new life of exciting possibilities that Rome has opened up to her? Or will she lose everything just as she’s beginning to figure out her own happiness?
Get swept away to the sunny streets of the most beautiful city in the world with this heartwarming novel about love and second chances. Perfect for fans of Faith Hogan, Elin Hilderbrand and Sheila O’Flanagan.
What readers are saying about The Rome Apartment:
‘What a lovely feel-good story this is… I just loved it. The ending was perfect, the twist made me gasp… Marvellous!’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘My favourite summertime read of 2023… Fantastic… A sweeping engrossing story.’ Cozy Book Reviews, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Superb… This book will go far, 5 stars. Blindingly excellent… This book should come with a disclaimer as once you start reading you aren’t going to want to walk away.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘What a fantastic book.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘A wonderful book.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘I loved this book.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐