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Saturday, February 29, 2020

The Italian Villa by Daniela Sacerdoti









9+/




Callie's world is torn apart when her parents die accidentally. She is further stunned when she gets to know that she is adopted, originates from a small town in Italy - Montevino and has inherited her mother's house there.


Nonplussed as to what to do, she pulls up her roots and flies to Italy to discover what life may have to offer there. She finds a community all of whom knew her mother, her aunt still living there maintaining the house immaculately and particularly upsetting her aunt is very antagonistic towards her. Stories and rumours abound as to why her aunt behaves in this manner but it is a story that unravels slowly.


The journey to this village, the beauty of a rural Italian countryside coupled with the story of Callie who is trying to come to grips with the suddenness of the change,  is this story. The change in lifestyle from being all alone in the world in America and practically penniless to owning a house and being surrounded by friendly faces was a very nice feature of this story. The saga of loneliness is a hard thing to bear and this story shows how good it is to be surrounded by loving people.


The book was sent to me by Netgalley for an unbiased review, courtesy of Bookouture.

1 comment:

bermudaonion said...

I think loneliness is hard on people and it's becoming more and more prevalent.