One Italian Summer
Lori Nelson Spielman, Read by Carlotta Bretan, Kathleen Garrett and Lori Nelson Spielman

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Narrated By: Lori Nelson Spielman, Carlotta Bretan, Kathleen Garrett

Duration: 13 hours and 15 minutes

What to expect

Three women. One family curse. The summer of a lifetime.

For generations, no second-born daughter in the Fontana family has married. Lucy desperately wants to find love, but for her cousin Emilia, their family curse is a blessing in disguise.

But then their Great Aunt Poppy declares she’ll reunite with her long-lost love on her eightieth birthday – and break the curse once and for all.

And so the three women embark on a journey to Tuscany to fulfil Poppy’s last wish. But the secrets they uncover there could change their family forever…

*Published in the US as The Star-Crossed Sisters of Tuscany*

A gorgeous story about love, family, and finding yourself in the unlikeliest of places, for fans of The Spanish Promise by Karen Swan and The Dressmaker’s Gift by Fiona Valpy.


Modern & contemporary fiction, Generational sagas

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‘Such a lovely book.’ NetGalley Reviewer

‘What a perfect antidote to the times. I heartily recommend this gorgeous book!’ NetGalley Reviewer

‘This was a fabulous read with stunning descriptions of Italy as the three main characters go in search of Poppy's great love.’ NetGalley Reviewer

‘With twists and turns along the way, this is the perfect summer read.’ NetGalley Reviewer

‘This is a beautifully written story, full of emotive and evocative prose. You are taken on a journey with the three women and get to share their experiences, adventures and secrets. I enjoyed every page of this book.’ NetGalley Reviewer