Tuesday, May 18, 2021

Tour Review - - Under the Italian Sun

Under the Italian Sun
by Sue Moorcroft
Publisher: Avon
Release Date: May 13, 2021 (e-book)
Release Date: July 13, 2021 (Paperback)
Reviewed by PJ

A sun-baked terrace. The rustle of vines. And the clink 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 revelations close to home turn Zia’s world upside down,she realises the time has come to search out the Italian family she’s never known.

But as she looks for answers, she can’t help but notice Piero, the vineyard owner next door – a 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?

PJ's Thoughts: 

If you're missing travel as much as I am, this book will transport you to the Italian countryside, filling your senses and your heart. 

Under the Italian Sun was my first book by Sue Moorcroft. I can guarantee it will not be my last. This talented story teller not only brought her complex characters to life but also the lovely Umbria region of Italy in this emotional feast for the senses that is a heart-tugging blend of women's fiction and romance.

I felt an emotional attachment to Zia from the first, my heart going out to her as she discovered that everything she had known about her birth and life was based on lies. Her journey to discover her roots was an immersive experience that elicited laughter, tears, unexpected truths, difficult decisions, and new connections. It also brought romance, deeper insight into who she is as a person and what she wants for her future. Zia, and her supporting cast, are well-developed characters who elicited strong emotions, both among one another and within me, the reader. I felt as if I knew each of them, understood them, cared about them (well, the good ones - there are a few not so good) and would recognize them instantly should I encounter them in their bucolic corner of Italy. Much like Zia, I fell in love with the people, their beautiful little corner of paradise, the wine, the food, and the handsome vineyard owner next door. 

I enthusiastically recommend adding Under the Italian Sun by Sue Moorcroft to your summer reading list, accompanied by a glass of wine, a sunny terrace, and your favorite Italian cuisine. Sexy Italian vineyard owner, optional. 


Sue Moorcroft is a Sunday Times bestselling author and has reached the #1 spot on Kindle UK. Shes 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.

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  1. Sounds very good thank you

  2. Thank you for such a glowing review! I’m thrilled I could transport you via book-travel and that you enjoyed your Italian escape. 😊

  3. This may be the closest I'll be to Italy in some time...and I've been dying to go ever since you went some years back and came back with all these delicious stories!! Adding to my list!

  4. Thanks for the wonderful review. I am already a fan of Ms Moorcroft. Again, thanks for the review....I have always wanted to visit Italy.

    Hope everyone is well and safe and happy.

  5. Thank you for a wonderful review and recommendation. I so miss travelling. If this will take me on a visual and imaginative trek, then I'm in!!