review: Love at the Italian Lake
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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