I promise this isn’t going to turn into a book blog but I have enjoyed so many great books lately and want to be sure I share them here with you here! Especially as we head into the summer months, I know we will all be looking for some great reads. So I figured I would play catch up on what I’ve been reading while I am busy with the One Room Challenge work over the next couple of weeks.
Over our spring break, I was transported from the Florida coast to the Amalfi coast as I read One Italian Summer and absolutely loved feeling immersed in story. I hadn’t read much about the book so didn’t realize there was some “magic” in terms of the story. I usually don’t like time travel type stuff- but I really enjoyed this magical interaction between a mother and daughter! This was a sweet story about dealing with grief and the loss of the main characters mother. It’s a fun and enchanting read!
Add it to your bookshelf here ==> One Italian Summer
When Katy’s mother dies, she is left reeling. Carol wasn’t just Katy’s mom, but her best friend and first phone call. She had all the answers and now, when Katy needs her the most, she is gone. To make matters worse, their planned mother-daughter trip of a lifetime looms: to Positano, the magical town where Carol spent the summer right before she met Katy’s father. Katy has been waiting years for Carol to take her, and now she is faced with embarking on the adventure alone.
But as soon as she steps foot on the Amalfi Coast, Katy begins to feel her mother’s spirit. Buoyed by the stunning waters, beautiful cliffsides, delightful residents, and, of course, delectable food, Katy feels herself coming back to life.
And then Carol appears—in the flesh, healthy, sun-tanned, and thirty years old. Katy doesn’t understand what is happening, or how—all she can focus on is that she has somehow, impossibly, gotten her mother back. Over the course of one Italian summer, Katy gets to know Carol, not as her mother, but as the young woman before her. She is not exactly who Katy imagined she might be, however, and soon Katy must reconcile the mother who knew everything with the young woman who does not yet have a clue.
You can catch up on all the past books “ON MY SHELF” here!
WHAT I’M READING || 2023 Reads:
January: All Good People Here
February: Where the Forest Meets the Stars
March: The Push
Remarkably Bright Creatures
One Italian Summer
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Susan Honeycutt says
I loved One Italian Summer, it’s also book club pick for this summer! I just finished West with Giraffes another book club pick & absolutely LOVED it!!
Oh that’s great to hear! It’s on my to be read list and I hope it becomes available soon at my library!