Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Our Italian Summer by Jennifer Probst

Mother, daughter, and grand daughter decide to take a trip to Italy.  That was where Grandmother's parents were from.  At first they said no, but then the youngest got caught with some other kids who were drinking and smoking.  And Mom was having panic attacks due to stress from work, so they go.

Berkley and Net Galley let me read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published January 12th.

They are a close family but with work and other activities they don't talk much any more.  This trip changes that.

The Mom and daughter talk about expectations and how they feel about their relationship.  Grandmother let's her daughter know that her father had panic attacks like she was right before he died.  The youngest says her mother isn't there for her - it's all work.  And Grandmother has a health problem she hasn't told anyone about.

As they travel and enjoy the sites and the talks, they get closer.  As the grand daughter meets a guy she likes in the group, her mother is falling for the tour guide.  The Grandmother meets an interesting man in the cafe and he sends her flowers at home.

You don't know if the love will last but it's better to have loved and lost than never loving at all...

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