Escape to the Rome Apartment
Sara’s eyes fill with tears as she reads the letter, her last words from her dearest friend: ‘I’m buying you your freedom. You don’t need to ask your husband’s permission and you have to put yourself first for once. Have an incredible adventure before it’s too late for both of us…’
Sara has lost her zest for life. Trapped sharing a house with her soon-to-be-ex-husband, with grown-up children who still need her but take her for granted, working in a job where her boss bullies her, the final straw is the heartbreak of losing her beloved best friend Lainey.
But Lainey’s death could be the beginning of Sara’s new life… as the last gift Lainey gives to her friend is a sum of money and a request: that Sara travels to Italy, the scene of the pair’s youthful adventures, and scatters Lainey’s ashes on the beach at Portofino.
For once, Sara decides to be brave. She quits her job, tells her family they can manage without her, and sets off on the trip of a lifetime. Swept up by new friends and relishing the freedom of being away from home in beautiful Florence, Sara finds herself drawn to Carlo. Handsome and charming, he is everything Sara finds it so hard to be: carefree, impulsive, living in the moment without worrying about the future.
And then Sara sees something she shouldn’t… and discovers a secret about Carlo that makes her question everything she thought she knew. Stuck at a crossroads in her life and her travels, she can’t face returning home yet, but nor is she brave enough to continue the challenge that Lainey set her. And then she meets an English woman who tells her about an apartment in Rome, that could just be the answer to everything…
Return to the sunny streets of beautiful Rome with this heart-warming and romantic story about discovering your true path in life. Perfect for fans of Jill Mansell, Elin Hilderbrand and Sheila O’Flanagan.
Readers love the Rome Apartment series:
‘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, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘Wow!… Unleashes a flood of feels!… Absolutely wonderful.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘It has very positive messages about living your best life, but you have to work hard to find yourself and change it… The descriptions of Rome are amazing… I loved all the characters. A wonderful read.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
‘A moving and emotional story, full of hope. The descriptions of Rome are breathtaking.’ Goodreads reviewer, ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐