review: Love at the Italian Lake

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My second book by Darcie Boleyn! If you remember, the first one was „Summer at Conwenna Cove„, set in beautiful Cornwall. Darcie’s new book, „Love at the Italian Lake*“, plays, obviously, in Italy. But it starts in London und follows Sophia Bertoni on her journey to herself. Okay, that sounds cheesy. But it’s a romance novel, so it has to be a bit cheesy, right? There is nothing wrong with that.

Sophia dumped her long-term boyfriend whom she never really loved anyway and in order to collect herself, she goes to Malcesine at Lake Garda, where her grandmother lives. I just googled the city and it really exists. I’ve never been to Lake Garda, so I didn’t know if this city is fiction or not. But it’s real and it looks very nice. I like the alpine panorama. We used to stay at the Bavarian or Austrian Alps for two weeks during the summer holidays. It’s a happy childhood memory. But the only time I was in Italy was when we visited Rome for a week 7 years ago.

Back to the topic!

Darcie’s new book is a very easy-to-read book, a light reading and perfect for the summer (or winter, if it’s too cold). In fact, I felt very comfortable reading this novel. Summer, a lake in the mountains, a good-looking man and a nice protagonist and you also visit Verona while reading the book. There are some family secrets involved as well. And, of course, Sophia as well as Joe, like each other, but they want to enjoy the summer together without commitment. You can guess that they both have feelings for the other, but Sophia thinks that Joe isn’t interested in her.

If you love romance novels, then here is your next book. Darcie Boleyn knows how to write a good book.

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Tamara Ellan

Love at the Italian Lake
Darcie Boleyn
Women's Fiction, Romance
31. Juli 2017

On the shores of Lake Garda, a beautiful romance unfolds. But is it only for summer? Don’t miss this gorgeous, heart-warming novel from Darcie Boleyn, bestselling author of 2017 smash-hit Summer at Conwenna Cove.

Sophia Bertoni discovers her boyfriend in bed with another woman, and realizes her life is going nowhere. Leaving her high-pressure job, she travels to Italy to stay with her grandmother while she figures out her next move.

When Sophia – quite literally – bumps into devastatingly handsome Joe Lancaster her plans are turned upside down. As the two realize they’re both spending the summer in the same town, a love affair seems on the cards.

But Sophia and Joe are both burdened by family secrets. Despite their attraction, will the sun set on Sophia and Joe’s romance – or will they find love at the Italian lake?

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