#BookReview: The Italian Escape by Catherine Mangan @Cath_mangan @BooksSphere @PRPlunkett #TheItalianEscape #SummerRead #IrishFiction
Release date - 29th April 2021
Book length - 376 pages
Publisher - Sphere
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I want to thank Mark from www.plunkettpr.com for providing me with a copy of this book for review.
ABOUT THIS BOOK
Niamh Kelly's life hasn't turned out quite as she'd expected. She's thirty-three, still living at home and was recently dumped . . . by her boss. So when her sister invites her to tag along on a work trip to the sun-drenched Italian coast, Niamh jumps at the chance, eager to escape into a world of sparkling prosecco, delicious food, and breath-taking beaches.
Upon her arrival, Niamh immediately falls in love with the beautiful Italian town they're staying in and realises she never wants to leave, deciding instead to stay and open up a quaint coffee shop nestled in charming old town streets - even if she has no idea what she's doing. But when a family tragedy and a tricky tourist season threaten her new business, Niamh isn't so sure she can stick it out.
With help from her new-found Italian friends - and the possibility of romance on the horizon - can she make her new life in the sun a success?
With as much warmth and style as the cover would suggest, let Catherine Mangan whisk you away on an Italian adventure that will make you smile from ear to ear.
Niamh Kelly's life is a mess. Her boyfriend of four years has suddenly decided that he doesn't love her anymore and to make matters worse, he just happens to be her boss too. Wallowing at home with her parents is taking its toll on her too. She is in a slump and needs something to pull her out of it. Enter her sister Grace who, along with having her life in order, has also invited Niamh on a work trip to Italy. The glamour, the stunning scenery, and the delicious food all combine to give Niamh that boost that she was looking for, and while out exploring some of the smaller towns and villages Niamh stumbles across empty premises and inspiration strikes. What if she never went home? What if Italy is where she is meant to be? But Niamh will soon find out that starting a new life in a new country isn't without its own trials and tribulations, and when tragedy strikes will Niamh have the heart to keep reaching for her dreams?
A wonderful summer read, THE ITALIAN ESCAPE by Catherine Mangan has got something for everyone. The characters are witty and likeable and the setting is so perfectly depicted that you can almost taste the Aperol spritz and feel the sea breeze on your skin. As Niamh tries to figure out what she wants from life there are plenty of laughs along the way, as well as moments that make Niamh really stop and assess everything.
An easy read to fall into, I started and finished this book in one evening and I cannot wait to see more from Catherine Mangan.
THE ITALIAN ESCAPE should be high on your reading lists this summer.
Catherine Mangan grew up in Ireland before embarking on her own Italian escape. She studied languages at University College Cork before moving to Italy (briefly) with friends, which was the start of a life-long love affair with the country. She now divides her time between Ireland and Silicon Valley. The Italian Escape is her first novel.
Under another name, Catherine is an award-winning Irish entrepreneur and creator of a language-learning app, which has users in 175 countries.
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