Saturday, January 15, 2022

The Italian Island by Daniela Sacerdoti

Traveling to the beautiful island of Galetea in this book with Mira and Annie is a wonderful getaway.

We meet Mira Goodman who was sent from London to the family's villa from London at the cusp of WWII and Annie who travels there present day after her father's death and because of his note that asked her to find out the story of her Grandmother Mira.

The descriptions of the land and food will have you turning the pages as we are taken back to tradition with Mira and even in present day with Annie on this isolated island in the Mediterranean.

When Annie arrives, she finds out that Mira did live in the villa and finds all Mira’s things that were kept by the current owners.  Hopefully she will find the answers her father wanted her to find.

We find out the island seems magical and the women have a secret tradition.

And you can’t be in this beautiful place without love.

THE ITALIAN ISLAND was nostalgic and made me want to travel to Galatea.

The characters were warm, inviting, and added to the book’s beauty even with the sadness of her grandmother’s story.

Enjoy….historical fiction fans, fans of delicious food, lush landscapes, and fans of a bit of romance and magic should love this book too.  5/5

This book was given to me by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.


Author Bio:

Daniela Sacerdoti is the author of the bestselling Glen Avich series which has sold over one million copies in ebook to date, Sacerdoti’s debut novel Watch Over Me was named the eighth bestselling Kindle book of all time in 2015, when she was also ranked as the eleventh top-selling Kindle author. She lives in a small village in the middle of nowhere, with her Scottish husband, two children, a Cocker spaniel and a foundling kitten (who was definitely a witch in a past life).

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  1. Italian food is so good. I love reading the recipes even if I dont make the food all the time. And the setting makes the book extra interesting

    1. The setting sounds wonderful, and the food did too.

      Thanks for your comment, Harvee.