Release date - 31st July 2017
Book length - 249 pages
Publisher - www.canelo.co
Amazon UK - www.amazon.co.uk
Amazon US - www.amazon.com
ABOUT THE BOOK
On the shores of Lake Garda, a beautiful romance unfolds. But is it only for summer?
Don’t miss this gorgeous, heart-warming novel from Darcie Boleyn, bestselling author of 2017 smash-hit Summer at Conwenna Cove.
Sophia Bertoni discovers her boyfriend in bed with another woman, and realizes her life is going nowhere. Leaving her high-pressure job, she travels to Italy to stay with her grandmother while she figures out her next move.
When Sophia – quite literally – bumps into devastatingly handsome Joe Lancaster her plans are turned upside down. As the two realize they’re both spending the summer in the same town, a love affair seems on the cards.
But Sophia and Joe are both burdened by family secrets. Despite their attraction, will the sun set on Sophia and Joe’s romance – or will they find love at the Italian lake?
Darcie Boleyn has a huge heart and is a real softy. She never fails to cry at books and movies, whether the ending is happy or not. Darcie is in possession of an overactive imagination that often keeps her awake at night. Darcie fell in love in New York, got married in the snow, rescues uncoordinated greyhounds and can usually be found reading or typing away on her laptop.
For more information:
Website - darcieboleyn.wordpress.com
Twitter - twitter.com/DarcieBoleyn
Facebook - www.facebook.com/darcieboleyn/
I AM SO EXCITED TO TAKE PART IN THIS BLOG TOUR FOR DARCIE BOLEYN'S LATEST NOVEL, AND I HAVE A WONDERFUL EXTRACT FOR YOU ALL TO SINK YOUR TEETH INTO. HAPPY READING!
‘Be down in a minute, Mum!’
She glanced around the room. She’d managed to stuff the things she’d brought with her into the wardrobe and under the bed. It would pass a surface inspection. She just had to hope her mother wouldn’t decide to check where she’d put everything. Stella’s obsession with tidiness was legendary and everything had a place and had to stay there… or else! She grinned. She loved her parents so much, even if they could be a bit overpowering at times. It was another reason why a trip was a good idea; staying here would be okay in the short term but any longer than a few weeks and she knew she’d end up with cabin fever. They still saw her as the baby of the family and that was fine, as long as she wasn’t living under their roof where they could mollycoddle her twenty-four seven.
She left the bedroom, pulling the door closed behind her, enjoying the delicious aromas of tomato and garlic as she descended. It was only when she reached the bottom step that she realized there were extra pairs of shoes in the hallway. Five extra pairs. She swallowed a groan. That meant that her brothers were here with Luca’s family in tow. And as much as she loved her nieces, she also knew that it meant that her situation would now be mulled over, not just by her parents and brothers, but her sister-in-law too. They might even throw the scraps of her dignity to her nieces: Summer and Autumn.
She took a deep breath, then headed into the large, warm kitchen and prepared to greet her family.
‘Aunty Sophia!’ Seven-year-old Summer ran at her, threw her arms around Sophia’s waist and hugged her tight.
‘I’m so happy to see you. Where’ve you been? Mummy said you’re always working and we’ve really missed you. Haven’t we, Autumn?’
‘Yes.’ Five-year-old Autumn joined the hug.
Sophia gazed at the dark heads of her nieces. Luca and his wife, Kaisha, had produced two beautiful girls. And they were such physical opposites. Luca was tall, broad and dark, whereas Kaisha was petite with fair skin, silky light brown hair and green eyes. Their genes had combined to make two little girls who looked like they’d walked straight out of a Disney cartoon with their shiny hair and rosy cheeks. As they hugged Sophia, she realized that she hadn’t seen them for well over a month and something in her chest tightened. ‘I’m sorry, girls. I’ve just been so busy at work that I had to work weekends too. I have missed you so much though.’
She leaned over and kissed each head then lowered to a crouch.
‘Where’s Uncle Lee?’ Autumn asked, poking her tongue out of the corner of her rosebud mouth.
‘Oh, he’s uh—’
‘They broke up, silly!’ Summer nudged her sister and Autumn’s cheeks flushed.
‘Sorry, Aunty Sophia.’
‘It’s okay, sweetie. Sometimes grown-ups don’t stay together because they don’t love each other any more.’
*I WANT TO THANK ELLIE FROM CANELO, AND DARCIE BOLEYN FOR THE OPPORTUNITY TO TAKE PART IN THIS BLOG TOUR.
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