A POSTCARD FROM ITALY BY ALEX BROWN – BOOK REVIEW

PUBLISHED BY HARPER COLLINS ON 11th JULY 2019

ABOUT THE BOOK

Grace Quinn loves her job at Cohen’s Convenient Storage Company, finding occasional treasure in the forgotten units that customers have abandoned. Her inquisitive nature is piqued when a valuable art collection and a bundle of letters and diaries are found that date back to the 1930’s.

Delving deeper, Grace uncovers the story of a young English woman, Connie Levine, who follows her heart to Italy at the end of the Second World war. The contents also offer up the hope of a new beginning for Grace, battling a broken heart and caring for her controlling mother.

Embarking on her own voyage of discovery, Grace’s search takes her to a powder pink villa on the cliff tops overlooking the Italian Riviera, but will she unravel the family secrets and betrayals that Connie tried so hard to overcome, and find love for herself?

Alex Brown is the No.1 bestselling author of eight novels and three novellas including the Carrington’s series, The Great Christmas Knit Off, The Great Village Show, The Secret of Orchard Cottage and A Postcard From Italy. Her uplifting books are published worldwide and have been translated into seven languages. 

Cupcakes At Carrington’s and The Secret of Orchard Cottage both went to No.1 in the UK Kindle chart. Cupcakes At Carrington’s, The Great Christmas Knit Off, The Great Village Show and The Secret of Orchard Cottage were all UK Top 50 Paperback Bestsellers and voted Kobo Best Books of 2014 and 2016.

Alex lives by the sea in Kent with her husband, daughter and two very glossy black Labradors. 

WHAT I THOUGHT

I loved this story as it was something a bit different and of course I love Italy. This is a great summer read as you can pick it up and just get stuck back into it. The characters are nice, lovely people that you want good things to happen to them. I am sure we can all imagine what a crotechy old woman is like but the patience that Grace has for her mother is amazing. I loved the surprise that pops up when you are not expecting it. Another brilliant story by Alex.

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