An American Girl in Italy’s…… Aubrie Dionne
An Italian paradise is the last thing she wants… but the one thing she needs! Surely any girl would kill for the chance to tour Italy’s most famous cities for the summer? To experience the warmth of the Tuscan sun, the culinary delights of the pizzerias and caffés and to stroll along the cobbled streets of the City of Love itself…
Any girl apart from ambitious oboist Carly Davis that is! For her, the Easthampton Civic Symphony’s latest European tour is one massive inconvenience. She can’t even put her smartphone down long enough to snap a picture of the Coliseum. Only, there’s one Italian attraction that Carly hadn’t quite expected to be a part of the tourist route…
Not my usual read. But glad I was asked to read and review it.
Carly’s is so focused on her music and so against the tour of Italy she’s set to go on. I found her a little rigid and uptight (you’ll be glad she does loosen up in the book)
This is a great book to read whilst the sun is shining and a glass of wine on hand. The plot is fresh and entertaining, a nice way to spend an afternoon out in the sun. And I really enjoyed reading about the vineyard, (I have no nose for wine) but I could
clearly see the grapes growing on the vines. It gave the book extra depth.
Michelangelo was a dream to read. Whether Carly felt like she could trust him or not, he just seemed like such a sweet, caring guy. He seemed a little innocent at first, was that a ruse? and the way he spoke about his family and his life really made him easy to like, and charm and charisma he oozed too, was an added bonus. There were lots of interesting side characters as well. I liked melody and I totally loved Alaina too she, was a complex person, I’d definitely like to see her in a book of her own. ( come on guys, you know I love Happy endings and new stories)
I thought the pace in An American Girl in Italy worked wonderfully. The side stories were really intriguing too.