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Superb #FamilyDrama and #Romance – Under the Italian Sun by Sue Moorcroft

Title: Under the Italian Sun

Author: Sue Moorcroft

Publisher: Avon Books UK , Avon

Pub Date: 13 May 2021

Pages: 400

Rating: 5*

My Review:

This is one of the fantastic reads that will stay in your memory long after you finish it. It is a story filled with secrets to be uncovered, family dramas, betrayal and, of course, romance.

Zia has long wondered about her father, but none of her family would tell her anything about him other than he is Italian. She has been raised by her grandparents and, following their deaths, some years later decides to look through their documents. What she discovers has her reeling and determined to travel to Italy with her best friend, Ursula, to see if she can discover more about her father and her Italian family. . . . . never guessing just how life changing it will prove to be.

The story has many different threads running through it, threads that are skilfully entwined creating an enthralling, emotive read, with great characters, mysteries, plenty of surprises and the beautiful scenery (and wines) of the Umbria region of Italy. It explores relationships, behaviours, expectations, interactions and so much more in a story with love at its heart. I’m trying desperately to share what an emotive, enjoyable read this is without giving away any spoilers but, suffice it to say, this is a superb, uplifting story from one of my favourite authors and I suspect this is one of her best books to date! I can’t recommend it highly enough.

Thank you to Avon Books and NetGalley for my copy of this book which I have voluntarily read, thoroughly enjoyed and honestly reviewed.


The #1 bestseller is back with an uplifting, escapist read that will brighten the gloomiest day!

A warm, sun-baked terrace.

The rustle of verdant green vines.

The sun slowly dipping behind the Umbrian mountains.

And the chink of wine glasses as the first cork of the evening is popped…

Welcome to Italy. A place that holds the answer to Zia-Lucia Costa Chalmers’ many questions. Not least, how she ended up with such a mouthful of a name.

When Zia discovers that her mother wasn’t who she thought she was, she realises the time has come to search out the Italian family she’s never known.

However, as she delves into the secrets of her past, she doesn’t bargain on having to think about her future too. But with local vineyard owner, Piero, living next door, Zia knows she has a serious distraction who may prove difficult to ignore…

This summer, join Zia as she sets out to uncover her past. But can she find the future she’s always dreamed of along the way?

Purchase Links:

Amazon: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Under-Italian-Sun-Sue-Moorcroft-ebook/dp/B08L5RPD2W

Kobo: https://www.kobo.com/gb/en/ebook/under-the-italian-sun 

Apple: https://books.apple.com/gb/book/under-the-italian-sun/id1545319265 

W H Smith: https://www.whsmith.co.uk/products/under-the-italian-sun/sue-moorcroft/paperback/9780008393021.html 

Bookshop.org: https://uk.bookshop.org/books/under-the-italian-sun/9780008393021 

Author Bio – 

Sue Moorcroft is a Sunday Times bestselling author and has reached the #1 spot on Kindle UK. She’s won the Goldsboro Books Contemporary Romantic Novel Award, Readers’ Best Romantic Novel award and the Katie Fforde Bursary. Published by HarperCollins in the UK, US and Canada and by other publishers around the world.

Social Media Links – 

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2 comments on “Superb #FamilyDrama and #Romance – Under the Italian Sun by Sue Moorcroft

  1. suemoorcroft
    May 14, 2021

    Thank you so much for this glowing review! I’m absolutely over the moon. THANK you! 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    • Splashes Into Books
      May 22, 2021

      You’re very welcome – I always give my honest opinion in my reviews and I loved this book!


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