Welcome to my Stop on the Blog Tour for A Postcard From Italy by Alex Brown!
What They Say:
The touching an d emotional new novel from the author of The Great Christmas Knit - Off and The Secret of Orchard Cottage
11th July 2019 | £ 7 .99 | Paperback Original
Grace Quinn loves her job at Cohen’s Convenient Storage Company, finding occasional treasure in the forgotten units that customers have abandoned. Her inquisitive nature is piqued when a valuable art collection and a bundle of letter s and diaries are found that date back to the 1930’s. Delving deeper, Grace uncovers the story of a young English woman, Connie Levine, who follows her heart to Italy at the end of the Second World W ar. The contents also offer up the hope of a new beginning for Grace, battling a broken heart and caring for her controlling mother.
About The Author:
Alex Brown is the bestselling author of six books and launched her career with the hugely popular Carrington’s series set in a seaside town department store. Alex now writes warm, witty and heartfelt novels centred on the cosy community s spirit of village life. Alex began her writing career as a weekly columnist for The London Paper , before trading in the rat race for the good life. When she isn’t writing, Alex enjoys knitting, and is passionate about supporting charities working with care leavers, adoption and vulnerable young people. Alex lives in a rural village in Sussex, with her husband, daughter and a very shiny black Labrador.
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What I Say:
A new book from Alex Brown is always exciting! She has proven to be one of the most reliable authors around. Her books always bring a smile to my face and usually make me shed a little tear.
Alex creates the most wonderful settings and scenes within her books. The way she describes places draws you straight in and makes you feel like you're really there. In this book, I was whisked away to glorious Italy. The sun was shining, I could smell the citrus in the air and feel the warm breeze. It was heavenly.
Grace and Connie are both wonderful characters to follow. I really enjoyed how their stories unfolded and intertwined. It was exciting and moving at the same time. I related to Grace a lot. I've been through a lot of what she's been through, so watching her grow and develop was wonderful. She inspired me quite a lot.
I loved the elegance and drama that emanated from Connie's diaries. I cried for her, I yearned to see the places she'd been and I am happy I found the kind of love she did. Her story will touch a lot of people.
There's nothing I didn't love about A Postcard From Italy! It really was a stunning book! Grab a glass of Prosecco and get reading! You won't regret it! 10/10