Summer on the Italian Lakes #BookReview #BlogTour #NetGalley

Written by Lucy Coleman


150 hrt






The feel-good read of 2019, perfect for fans of Lucy Diamond and Karen Swan.

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.








Superb Story in a Stunning Location!  5-stars


Oh, I have so enjoyed this book! Lucy Coleman always writes an easy read, and this one is just choc-a-bloc with love.

Brianna Middleton is a best-selling author of romance; unfortunately the love on the pages hasn’t transferred to her own world. Under pressure in her personal life, it has the knock-on effect of giving her writer’s block. As things begin to lighten up a little, her editor offers her the opportunity to spend a month in the Italian lakes, assisting an author of non-fiction with informative courses for writers who want to up their game. And, after all, who wouldn’t want an all expenses paid month in the sun?

Not only is this a fabulous romance, but the details of the writer’s courses are fascinating – not that I’m a writer! Who knew there was so much more to producing a book than just writing it? However, that part of the novel is very much a backdrop to the story itself which is not only well-crafted but draws the reader in from the very beginning. I felt the characters were real, and I was eager to see where the story was going. There’s certainly plenty to keep the reader pressing on, and it’s a very satisfying novel. As for the setting – well, as expected it was stunning and the extra details about Italy really added to the romance. A gorgeous read all round – with a special mention to the stunning cover – and one I’m very happy to recommend.

My thanks to publisher Aria for my copy via NetGalley, and to Victoria Joss for the invitation to be a part of this Blog Tour. This is my honest, original and unbiased review.


Tags: romance
  • Format: ebook
  • Size: 304 pages
  • Publisher: Aria
  • Publication Date: 5 February 2019
  • Purchase Links: Google Play
  •                                 Barnes & Noble
  •                                 Kobo
  •                                 iBooks
  •                                 amazon




Meet the Author


0blosediLucy lives in the Forest of Dean in the UK with her lovely husband and Bengal cat, Ziggy. Her novels have been short-listed in the UK’s Festival of Romance and the eFestival of Words Book Awards. Lucy won the 2013 UK Festival of Romance: Innovation in Romantic Fiction award.


Follow Lucy

Twitter: @LucyColemanAuth

Facebook: @LinnBHaltonAuthor


Follow Aria


Twitter: @aria_fiction

Facebook: @ariafiction

Instagram: @ariafiction




2 thoughts on “Summer on the Italian Lakes #BookReview #BlogTour #NetGalley

  1. Aww … that just put a BIG SMILE on my face! Thank you SO much, Grace – I always love reading your reviews and am thrilled you enjoyed a little trip to the Italian Lakes ha! Ha! It was such a fun story to write. Big hug from me, lovely lady, for making my day! xx

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