Welcome back for your second helping of bookish goodness, here at Satisfaction for Insatiable Readers.
Don't you just LOVE it when you're typing a review and you make the mistake of doing it in WORDPAD, your computer decides to freeze, and because it wasn't saved, and isn't nearly as smart as Google, you lose your entire review? Yeah, me neither, but that's exactly what just happened to this post, so here I go trying to recreate greatness...or at least shine the best light on today's title. Speaking of which...
Round number two of the book posts today goes to Rachel's Random Resources as we snag a spot on her current tour starring a Women's Fiction title our now via Boldwood Books! It's a story that is ready to sweep you off your feet as you journey to the Italian coast for a trip of a lifetime, all without ever losing your favorite seat in the house...now your heart, on the other hand, is an entirely different story. Yes, my friends, this beautiful trip will celebrate life, love, and friends, but it will also shed some light on a few skeletons that needed airing out...and those same said skeletons could be the straw that broke the camels back in this lifelong friendship. Ladies and gents, let's get between the pages of today's blog tour guest and ebook of choice...
An Italian Dream
About the book...
Follow your heart and then your dreams…
Best friends since childhood, Fern Chambers and Stella Shaw have been through everything together and are at a crossroads in their lives.
Carefree Stella has a monumental secret and put upon Fern’s happy life is not all it seems.
With their 40th birthdays approaching, a luxury holiday to the island of Capri is a chance for them to reconnect, let their hair down and celebrate in style. But untold truths and frustration bubble beneath the surface, turning what should be a holiday of a lifetime into an opportunity to make life-changing decisions.
Far from home, where anything feels possible, secrets are revealed, heartache is shared, love discovered and new friendships forged.
Will their Italian dream turn into a nightmare or lead to newfound happiness?
Theirs is a friendship that has lasted through the years. The ups and downs of life, love, and family, have been navigated with little to no upset by this best gal pal duo...until now. Life has a way of passing us by if we don't roll with the changes, but some changes are simply to big to get over, so you best go around...even if you lose your way for a while; in the end, your true family, and friends will be there to help ground you again.
Stella has come into some significant money thanks to a lotto win...but, as she finds out, money can't buy you love, or keep your heart safe when you've broken another's. Fern has hit a stalemate in her marriage, but she's unable to see the forest for the trees, or the lies for the truth. Her chance meeting with Edith, a septuagenarian on holiday, leads to other wonderful surprises and connections, though she's uncertain if she's ready for them. These two, Stella and Fern, have seen each other through a lot, but life can play tricks on you, even when you ARE looking. I felt for their friendship, but was, quite honestly, worried from the start! There was hidden jealously revealed, and the mention of secrets needing to be told that had me on edge. I was like a detective trying to ferret out the truth...but when I did, I almost wished I had never known. I mean, I guessed it, all the signs were there, but I didn't know how to look at the one character anymore. It was that jarring, so I can only guess how it was for the other person actually in the situation. It was fortuitous that Fern met Edith, a septuagenarian on holiday, because not only does that meeting grow into friendship, but it helps Fern begin to uncover her true self...while sparking a connection with a golden hearted Italian.
In the end, everything is set to rights, at least, the best rights they can be, all things considered. There is no magic cure for betrayal, and a broken friendship can have a worse time healing than a broken bone but for those willing to fight the good fight, even when they weren't all along, the potential payout, the chance to rebuild anew what was once lost, is all the incentive needed. Take a trip around the world without ever leaving your favorite reading spot, and discover the multitude of joys to be had with this wonderful cast of characters.
About the author...
Kate Frost is the author of several bestselling romantic escape novels including The Greek Heart, and The Love Island Bookshop. She lives in Bristol and is the Director of Storytale Festival, a book festival for children and teens she co-founded in 2019.
Special thanks to Rachel at Rachel's Random Resources for the chance to bring this tour to you as well as the ecopy for review. (THANKS!) For more information on this title, the author, this promotion, or those on the horizon, feel free to click through the links provided above. This title is available now, so click on over to your favorite online retailer to snag your copy today and be sure to check out the rest of the tour for more bookish fun!
Until next time, remember...if it looks good, READ IT!