I’m a patron of Desborough Library and Community Hub and so it was a great pleasure when two of the Trustees, Shelagh and Lesley, invited me to join them for a virtual event to help launch Under the Italian Sun. I hope that you enjoy it, too.
Monthly Archives: May 2021
Many thanks to Tina at Trip Fiction for this fab presentation and review!
Fabulous review from Linda’s Book Bag!
Although I’m eschewing as many blog tours as I can at the moment in an attempt to read books languishing on my TBR, I simply had to be part of this one for Sue Moorcroft’s latest book, Under the Italian Sun. My grateful thanks to Rachel of Rachel’s Random Resources at for inviting me to participate. I’m delighted to share my review today as I love Sue’s women’s fiction.
Indeed, Sue has featured many times here on Linda’s Book Bag and you’ll find the following posts:
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I’m in conversation today with Alex Brown. It’s 12.30 pm UK and free to all. If you like to make contact with authors then come along if you can! We’d love to see you. We both have new books out and will be chatting about them, about writing and books. I’ve read Alex’s new book and it’s gorgeous!
Here’s the link:
Fab review from the Book Escapes Blog! Thank you, Babs.
The #1 bestseller is back with an uplifting, escapist read that will brighten the gloomiest day!
A warm, sun-baked terrace.
The rustle of verdant green vines.
The sun slowly dipping behind the Umbrian mountains.
And the chink of wine glasses as the first cork of the evening is popped…
Welcome to Italy. A place that holds the answer to Zia-Lucia Costa Chalmers’ many questions. Not least, how she ended up with such a mouthful of a name.
When Zia discovers that her mother wasn’t who she thought she was, she realises the time has come to search out the Italian family she’s never known.
However, as she delves into the secrets of her past, she doesn’t bargain on having to think about her future too. But with local vineyard owner, Piero, living next door, Zia knows she has a serious distraction who may prove difficult to ignore…
This summer, join…
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It’s publication day!
Under the Italian Sun hits shelves and devices today and I hope readers enjoy the escape to a sunny plateau high above a vineyard in Italy.
It was an absolute pleasure to write this book. Everyone else had to stay close to home but every day I could leave … at least in my imagination. Bodily I might have been in my study in England but in my head I was with Zia as she drove to Italy to search out Lucia Costa, the woman who she thought was partly responsible for Zia’s mouthful of a name – Zia-Lucia Costa Chalmers.
Lucia’s also the woman Zia thinks holds the key to who Zia’s till-then-unknown father is and even which Victoria Chalmers is actually Zia’s mother. Lucia loved Zia as a baby … but how will they get on now Zia’s a woman? Lucia, like her neighbour Piero, is fighting to keep her home, a fight Zia sometimes helps and occasionally unwittingly hinders. And Piero’s fighting so hard he almost lets Zia slip through his fingers.
I thoroughly enjoyed weaving the mystery of Zia’s past and whether she can find a family and a future in Italy. I hope it carries you away, as it did me.
The fab team at Avon Books UK had produced this taster for Under the Italian Sun, which comes out tomorrow. Have a free listen!
I love Portobello Book Blog and was delighted to be invited on to talk about writing ‘Under the Italian Sun’ when I couldn’t visit Italy.
I’m so pleased to be featuring Sue Moorcroft today. You’ll know I’m a big fan of hers if you are a regular reader of the blog. I’ll be reviewing her latest book Under The Italian Sun next week, just after its publication. One thing you are guaranteed with her books is some escapism – something we are all longing for right now. Books have certainly been a great escape from reality for me for the past year and more! But how do you research locations when you have to ‘stay at home’? That’s what I asked Sue and here’s what she had to say.
Books Mean Escape
Since I first learned to read, books have meant escape. Even before that, in fact, as Mum used to read to me every night. I still remember Noddy advising people to get out of his way because his car was…
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