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One Italian Summer

Updated: Sep 15, 2022

I began this book highly anticipating the depth of emotion and intrigue I’ve felt from past Rebecca Serle novels.

While the start of Katy’s story pulled me headfirst into the present and past, I experienced a lull in expectations as the story progressed. The tone of the story seemed to shift from emotional connection to acquiesced exposition. I felt as though there was more description instead of the immersive experience appreciated from one of my favorite novelists.

With that being said, the latter half of this story reminded me more of the unique and signature storytelling gift bestowed upon Ms. Serle.

“There is more to life than just continuing to do what we know.”

It’s little nuggets of wisdom such as this, sprinkled throughout the prose, that causes me to pause and consider the truly important things in life. And that’s what this story has ultimately supplied for me: a moment of repose, alone with my thoughts, to contemplate the path we each walk.

No matter how much outside forces attempt to influence our decisions, it’s what we find inside ourselves that matters most, if only we have the courage to act upon it.

Dave’s Rating: ☕️☕️☕️


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