Summer on the Italian Lakes by Lucy Coleman @LucyColemanAuth @rararesources #bookreview #giveaway

Happy Wednesday and Happy 16th Birthday to my youngest son! I’m certain he looks at my blog every day!😉

Excited to share with you my review for this delightful story full of romance and amore! Many thanks to Rachel for my invitation to the tour and to Lucy Coleman for her wonderful story!💕

Summer on the Italian Lakes

Bestselling Brianna Middleton has won the hearts of millions of readers with her sweeping – and steamy – love stories. But the girl behind the typewriter is struggling… Not only does she have writer’s block, but she’s a world-famous romance author with zero romance in her own life.

So the opportunity to spend the summer teaching at a writer’s retreat in an idyllic villa on the shores of Lake Garda – owned by superstar author Arran Jamieson – could this be just the thing to fire up Brie’s writing – and romantic – mojo?

Brie’s sun-drenched Italian summer could be the beginning of this writer’s very own happy-ever-after…

Escape the January blues with this sun-drenched, heart-warming story from the bestselling author of Snowflakes Over Holly Cove.

My Thoughts

Now that’s AMORE!

A sweet love story that will make you want to visit Italy, write a book, and fall in love! This really is the perfect romance for any book lover… A delightful romantic story peppered with inside information on publishing and writing… I have no aspirations of being an author, but there were times during this book I thought I should give it a go, but no worries I change my mind! I strategically avoided all papers or as many as possible while I was in college, an English major I am not!

Brie is a romance writer who leans more towards the steamier side of things… unfortunately her own life isn’t quite as romantic or steamy as those in her books… after a bad and fairly public break up Brie hits rock-bottom, her friends and family are so concerned if they stage an intervention… soon after Brie finds herself heading to Italy to teach at a writers retreat… there she meets academic writer and host Arran, a man who Brie believes does not have a romantic bone in his body….. but with time and as these two get to know each other better, she finds out that romance comes in all shapes and forms… she also finds out that love is never simple… so will these to be able to overcome love’s messiness? You’ll need to read this book to find out!

Brie was such a fun real and relatable character! I thinkt her insecurities and doubts will resonate with many readers as well as her dreams and romantic hopes… likewise Arran was a relatable character he was loving but not necessarily “romantic“…. their Romance was so sweet although a bit speedy… something else I really found fascinating about this book was all the writing and publishing tidbits, I admire author so much and it was interesting to see how their minds work….

A lovely story full of wonderful characters, a Beautiful setting, and Un sacco di amore! Recommend!

🎵🎵🎵 song running through my head!

(In Napoli where love is king
When boy meets girl here’s what they say)
When the moon hits your eye like a big pizza pie
That’s amore
When the world seems to shine like you’ve had too much wine
That’s amore
Bells will ring ting-a-ling-a-ling, ting-a-ling-a-ling
And you’ll sing “Vita bella”
Hearts will play tippy-tippy-tay, tippy-tippy-tay
Like a gay tarantella
When the stars make you drool just like a pasta e fasul
That’s amore
When you dance down the street with a cloud at your feet
You’re in love
When you walk in a dream but you know you’re not
Dreaming signore
Scuzzi me, but you see, back in old Napoli
That’s amore
When the moon hits you eye like a big pizza pie
That’s amore
When the world seems to shine like you’ve had too much wine
That’s amore
Bells will…

*** A huge thank you to Aria for my copy of this book ***

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Author Bio –

From interior designer to author, Linn B. Halton – who also writes under the pen name of Lucy Coleman – says ‘it’s been a fantastic journey!’

Linn is the bestselling author of more than a dozen novels and is excited to be writing for both Aria Fiction (Head of Zeus) and Harper Impulse (Harper Collins); she’s represented by Sara Keane of the Keane Kataria Literary Agency.

When she’s not writing, or spending time with the family, she’s either upcycling furniture or working in the garden.

Linn won the 2013 UK Festival of Romance: Innovation in Romantic Fiction award; her novels have been short-listed in the UK’s Festival of Romance and the eFestival of Words Book Awards.

Living in Coed Duon in the Welsh Valleys with her ‘rock’, Lawrence, and gorgeous Bengal cat Ziggy, she freely admits she’s an eternal romantic.

Linn is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association and writes feel-good, uplifting novels about life, love and relationships.

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8 thoughts on “Summer on the Italian Lakes by Lucy Coleman @LucyColemanAuth @rararesources #bookreview #giveaway

  1. Ah, Berit – thank you for reminding me of that song … it’s perfect and now I won’t be able to get the tune out of my head ha! ha! Thank you so much, too, for taking the time to read and review, delighted you enjoyed this fun story and thrilled you are on the tour. Have a wonderful day!

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