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  • The Rome Apartment

  • The Italian Escape, Book 1
  • By: Kerry Fisher
  • Narrated by: Emma Spurgin Hussey
  • Length: 6 hrs and 31 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (47 ratings)

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The Rome Apartment

By: Kerry Fisher
Narrated by: Emma Spurgin Hussey
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Summary

When Elizabeth drops her beloved only daughter off at college, she holds back the tears…fighting her worries about an empty nest with the thought of all the adventures that she and her husband Joel can now enjoy together. But as soon as they sit down to eat dinner that evening, Joel drops a bombshell. He wants a break.

Searching for an escape, Elizabeth discovers an apartment in Rome that is only available for three months rental to ‘an English woman of a certain age’. She reads on to find out the philosophy of Veronica, the 75-year-old owner, is that there is always joy to be found, however difficult the circumstances, and that it is an insult to the gift of life to not live it joyfully and fully – and that there is no better place to make this happen than Rome, the most beautiful city in the world.

Elizabeth accepts the challenge, and on arrival, finds that Veronica has a numbered list of challenges for her.

©2023 Kerry Fisher (P)2023 Bolinda Publishing

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Hard to listen to

I was sreally looking forward to listening to the story as I love Italy and the idea of doing what the main character does but I found the narrator's voice hard to listen to. So I fast forwarded to the end after the 3rd chapter. I would like to actually read the book and hear the voices of the characters in my head instead.

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Fabulous

Absolutely loved this book it was funny - thought provoking and really makes you think about life and friends - heartwarming and easy to listen to - enjoyed it very much - thanks Kerry 🧡

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Lovely story

Thoroughly enjoyed this book. The descriptions of Rome were delightful - I've never been and am even more determined to visit since listening to this book.

It's so easy to see how women allow themselves to be swayed by the needs of others and feel guilty for indulging their own interests and passions. But this tale of a woman who slowly blossoms into herself is lovely to witness.

I look forward to reading the sequel.

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A Fabulous story.

I loved this book. Gentle and relaxing to listen to and with a great storyline. Loved all the historical facts too.

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So enjoyable!

Loved everything; the narrator was perfect, bringing the story to life, I felt I was there enjoying everything myself! Can’t wait to read another book by this very intuitive writer.

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Emotional and strengthening

Another great story with strong , interesting characters. Great to learn more about current Rome . Looking forward to the next one

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A wonderful story and a lovely trip to Rome

I have to say that it was the fact that this book was set in Rome that swung it for me when I chose it. I really enjoyed the story though and the narrator was very easy to listen to. I was once a regular visitor to Rome, returning year after year to spend a week sightseeing and people watching as I wandered the streets, often off the beaten track, pretending to myself I wasn’t a tourist. I loved the book and the storyline but most of all I loved the memories it brought back to me of the time spent there with loved ones and the people I met on my visits.

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Too short and straightforward

Not my usual kind of book but I wanted to read something set in Rome. As I’m a similar age to the main character I thought I might enjoy this. It was ok but too predictable and mundane for me. I kept waiting to learn more about the other people in the story but we never do. I found the narrator a bit flat at times.

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Fascinated with the plot twists going around the protagonist’s mind

I love books set in Italy regardless of genre (Sarah Winman, Christobel Kent, Daniel Silva, Elizabeth Edmonson, Karen Swan, Michele Giutari…) so was delighted to find this intriguing new (to me) voice with an engaging story to tell. Beth’s struggles with uncertainties/certainties/doubt drew me into her world. Next listen will be the sequel/prequel (?) - I’ll tell you when I have read it !

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Relatable and hopeful story

So many people will understand the characters and relate to being a mother, a wife and then learning to be yourself again. Italy was the best back drop and Rome intrigued me to listen to this book.
I am researching a move to Italy!
I love Kerry 's writing and already looking for her next book to listen to. I highly recommend the Rome Apartment to mums of daughters too. It resonated with me, thank you Kerry x

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