Blog tour review – Summer on the Italian Lakes by Lucy Coleman

This is the first book I’ve read by Lucy Coleman – shame on me and I’d love to catch up on the others. I have though read nearly every book that Linn B Halton has written so I jumped at the chance to be on this blog tour.

I’ve always fancied going to the Italian Lakes but this book made me literally stop halfway through and message my friend who is a travel agent and ask her to find me a Lake Garda holiday for this summer! That might give you the gist of how I felt about this book.

If I don’t get there this year, it is definitely on my list of must visit places in the next couple of years. There’s not many places in the world that I dream of going to, but this is definitely one.

About the book

Bestselling Brianna Middleton has won the hearts of millions of readers with her sweeping – and steamy – love stories. But the girl behind the typewriter is struggling… Not only does she have writer’s block, but she’s a world-famous romance author with zero romance in her own life.

So the opportunity to spend the summer teaching at a writer’s retreat in an idyllic villa on the shores of Lake Garda – owned by superstar author Arran Jamieson – could this be just the thing to fire up Brie’s writing – and romantic – mojo?

Brie’s sun-drenched Italian summer could be the beginning of this writer’s very own happy-ever-after…

Escape the January blues with this sun-drenched, heart-warming story from the bestselling author of Snowflakes Over Holly Cove.

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So what did I think?

Well I’ve already told you that I want to now go on holiday to Lake Garda so that probably already sums up how I felt about the location description in this book. And I could totally see myself sat around that pool in the evenings chilling and socialising with other writers. The house! Well, the house itself seemed to me to be another character. I just wanted to go there straight away. I could totally picture it in my mind and imagine myself there, sitting on the balcony, tapping away on my keyboard. I wish!

I really enjoyed the relationship between Brianna and Arran, from getting off on the wrong foot and not really hitting it off, it got me pondering if that was going to continue throughout the book.

It was a great feel-good read, one that made you glad you’d read and one that brought sunshine to a cold miserable winter’s day where I fully immersed myself in it from the first page.

This was a totally entertaining, interesting, super read, which I would highly recommend.

About the author

From interior designer to author, Linn B. Halton – who also writes under the pen name of Lucy Coleman – says ‘it’s been a fantastic journey!’

Linn is the bestselling author of more than a dozen novels and is excited to be writing for both Aria Fiction (Head of Zeus) and Harper Impulse (Harper Collins); she’s represented by Sara Keane of the Keane Kataria Literary Agency.

When she’s not writing, or spending time with the family, she’s either upcycling furniture or working in the garden.

Linn won the 2013 UK Festival of Romance: Innovation in Romantic Fiction award; her novels have been short-listed in the UK’s Festival of Romance and the eFestival of Words Book Awards.

Living in Coed Duon in the Welsh Valleys with her ‘rock’, Lawrence, and gorgeous Bengal cat Ziggy, she freely admits she’s an eternal romantic.

Linn is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association and writes feel-good, uplifting novels about life, love and relationships.

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And there are lots of lovely bloggers on the blog tour for this book, so please do go and check out their reviews too.

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