It is Day 5 of our We Love Summer, Beach Book Bash Giveaway week. Thanks so much to our sponsor, Kensington Publishing.
Just leave a comment here daily to enter to win one of two beach bags filled with 7 great new beach reads. (U.S. entries only please. Giveaway terms are here.) The books are Beach Season– a glorious book with short novellas by Lisa Jackson, Cathy Lamb, Holy Chamberlin and Rosalind Noonan, Bella Fortuna by Rosanna Chiofalo, The Things I Do For You by Mary Carter, Last Summer by Holly Chamberlin (my favorite book of the year so far), The Reluctant Matchmaker by Shobhan Bantwal (love Indian fiction!) , A Different Kind of Normal by Cathy Lamb and You Don’t Want to Know by Lisa Jackson. Many of these will publish late this Summer so you are getting birds’ eye view of new books.
Bella Fortuna by Rosanna Chiofalo is a wonderful Italian American novel set both in New York City and in Italy. Yes, go ahead and conjure up visions of hot Italian men and gelato! Chiofalo is clearly the heir to the Adriana Trigiani throne in the Italian American fiction category! Loved it and made me want to run to Venice (of course, I generally want to run to Venice.)
Valentina DeLuca designs wedding dresses at the family boutique, Sposa Rosa. (Don’t you adore the Italian names?) She is finally about to marry the man she has loved since age 10, Michael Corello. Then, things change… I don’t want to spoil the story but to say that best laid plans can go awry. When that happens, Valentina flees to Italy and there is amore!
I loved this book and finished it in 2 sitting. A great summer read!
Now go leave a comment to enter to win a beach bag of books!
Kensington Publishing provided a review copy of this book. All opinions are my own. Kensington Publishing will send the two giveaway beach bags of books directly to the winners. Giveaway terms are here.
What are you reading and where are you going?