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Today is my stop on the blog tour for Three Days in Florence by Chrissie Manby! Thanks so much to Jenny for organising the tour and don’t forget to check out the rest of the stops!
Kathy Courage has never visited the famous Italian city of Florence before, so she's thrilled when she and her boyfriend Neil are invited there for a wedding. Unfortunately, with Neil's constant complaining and his teenage children in tow, it's not exactly the romantic break Kathy was hoping for.
But when a mix-up with her flights leaves Kathy stranded in the city, she decides to embrace the unexpected and stay on alone.
What follows is a life-changing few days in the Tuscan sun, as Kathy begins to question the choices that have led her here. With the help of the colourful Innocenti family, who offer Kathy a place to stay, she gradually begins to realise that there's a much bigger world out there, if only she can be brave enough to explore it.
Could Italy hold the answers to her future happiness? Or is Kathy destined to return to her old life?
If you follow me on Instagram, you’ll know that I recently returned from a trip to Italy. While it wasn’t Florence that I went to, reading Three Days in Florence brought back the essence of Italy, in a really authentic manner. Manby’s writing perfectly captures every element and made me feel as though I was actually there.
The characterisation is masterful and I found myself instantly disliking Neil, rooting for Kathy and falling head over heels in love with the Innocenti family (because really it’s impossible not to).
While Crime and Thrillers will always hold a special place in my heart, I really enjoyed the change of genre that Three Days in Florence provided. It was simply a joy to read and is packed with not only warmth and romance, but laughs too, making it a real feel-good summer book.
Overall, I’m giving Three Days in Florence 4.5 out of 5. It’s warm, funny and beautifully written. A stunning summer read.
This book was provided free in exchange for an honest review
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About the Author
Chrissie Manby is the author of twenty five romantic comedies including A PROPER FAMILY HOLIDAY, THE MATCHBREAKER and SEVEN SUNNY DAYS. She has had several Sunday Times bestsellers and her novel about behaving badly after a break-up, GETTING OVER MR RIGHT, was nominated for the 2011 Melissa Nathan Award.
Chrissie was raised in Gloucester, in the west of England, and now lives in London. Contrary to the popular conception of chick-lit writers, she is such a bad home-baker that her own father threatened to put her last creation on www.cakewrecks.com. She is, however, partial to white wine and shoes she can't walk in.
You can follow her on Twitter @chrissiemanby, or visit her website www.chrissiemanby.co.uk to find out more.
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