I received this book for free from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.One Summer in Italy by Sue Moorcroft
Published by Avon on May 17, 2018
Genres: Chick-lit, Contemporary, Fiction, Romance
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‘I love all of Sue Moorcroft’s books!’Katie Fforde
When Sofia Bianchi’s father Aldo dies, it makes her stop and look at things afresh. Having been his carer for so many years, she knows it’s time for her to live her own life – and to fulfil some promises she made to Aldo in his final days.
So there’s nothing for it but to escape to Italy’s Umbrian mountains where, tucked away in a sleepy Italian village, lie plenty of family secrets waiting to be discovered. There, Sofia also finds Amy who is desperately trying to find her way in life after discovering her dad isn’t her biological father.
Sofia sets about helping Amy through this difficult time, but it’s the handsome Levi who proves to be the biggest distraction for Sofia, as her new life starts to take off…
Today it’s my Blog Tour Stop with a recipe and review of One Summer in Italy by Sue Moorcroft (one of my favourite authors). And let me tell you the recipe looks super delicious.
1 large crusty baguette
250g cherry tomatoes
Half a small red onion
2 to 3 cloves of garlic
Extra virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper
- Coarsely chop the cherry tomatoes into around 1/8 size pieces, and finely chop the half red onion
- In a large bowl, add the onion and tomatoes and grate or crush the garlic over the top. Mix them all together, taking care not to break up the tomatoes too much.
- Drizzle olive oil and a couple of tablespoons of balsamic vinegar over the top.
- Season with salt and pepper
- Mix everything together and taste – add more seasoning or vinegar if necessary.
- Cover and refrigerate the mixture for at least an hour to allow the flavours to soak and blend together.
- Slice the baguette loaf diagonally into thick slices and lightly toast the slices until they are light brown on both sides.
- Serve the refrigerated mixture onto the toasted baguette while warm, and top with fresh basil leaves.
If I’m being honest anything that involves Italy is a winner for me. So when I was asked whether I would review One Summer in Italy I obviously leapt at the opportunity.
Not only is One Summer in Italy set in a gorgeous location, that seriously gave me holiday envy, it is also a really uplifting book. One that instantly put a smile to my face.
On his deathbed, Sofia’s father asks her to promise to do several things. One of which is to go to Italy. And so Sofia sets off to fulfil her father’s wishes.
Along the way she meets some amazing people, sees some fantastic locations and learns a lot about herself.
This is a really enchanting read that made me desperate to go back to Italy!