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One Summer in Italy

Narrated by: Helen Johns
Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
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Summary

When Sofia Bianchi’s father, Aldo, dies, it makes her stop and look at things afresh. Having been his carer for so many years, she knows it’s time for her to live her own life - and to fulfil some promises she made to Aldo in his final days.

So there’s nothing for it but to escape to Italy’s Umbrian mountains, where, tucked away in a sleepy Italian village, lie plenty of family secrets waiting to be discovered. There, Sofia also finds Amy, who is desperately trying to find her way in life after discovering her dad isn’t her biological father.

Sofia sets about helping Amy through this difficult time, but it’s the handsome Levi who proves to be the biggest distraction for Sofia as her new life starts to take off....

©2018 Sue Moorcroft (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

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Truly wonderful

A wonderful story from start to finish, Helen Johns will always be Sofia to me.

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Not Sue Moorcoffs best

Narrators voices irritating and almost wobbly. Very disappointed with story line.

Hope the next one is better.

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Predictable and long winded

Uninterested characters. Very 2 dimensional. No plot twists and story could have been told in half the time.

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Narration key it down

The overall story was good but the narration was poor, staccato and quite irritating. Disappointed.

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Loved it!

A feel good story.
Especially found the interview at the end really interesting.

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Loved it. An easy listen.<br /><br /><br />

Easy listening with a thoroughly modern storyline. A writer new to me but one I would listen to again.