Lucia has worked hard as a lawyer in Wales, aiming for a big promotion she hopes will shortly come her way. Finally taking a well-earned break at her grandparents’ house in southern Italy, the sunshine, lemon trees and her nonna’s mouth-watering cooking make her instantly feel at home.
But she’s shocked to learn that her grandfather is retiring from the beloved family pizzeria and will need to sell. Lucia can’t bear the thought of the place changing hands – especially when she discovers her not-quite-ex-husband Giacomo wants to take it over!
Then bad news from home forces Lucia to re-evaluate what she wants from life. Is this her chance to carry on the family tradition and finally follow her dreams?
Why We Like It
What we love about books written by Jo Thomas is that she always transports the reader with her vivid descriptions of her locations; her evocative writing immediately places you in the destination.
At a time when travel is limited, when reading Chasing the Italian Dream you will find yourself sitting in the family pizzeria wanting to order delicious Italian food and cheering on the strong leading characters as you watch the dramatic events as they unfold.
A wonderful summer read! Highly Recommended!