Under the Italian Sun, Sue Moorcroft

Under the Italian Sun, Sue Moorcroft

Under the Italian Sun by [Sue Moorcroft]

Genre: General Fiction (Adult), Romance, Women’s Fiction

Sigh… Usual moan, women’s fiction. 2021. not 1821. Men read and write romance. They probably did back then too!

Anyway, Sue Moorcroft, fantastic author, writes books with multi layered plots, realistic folk and situations and depth. I love all that and this story was a real treat.
I could feel poor Zia’s heartbreak and I was so angry at her ex. Sadly the way he looks at his cheating isn’t uncommon and I was glad Zia stuck to her guns. Cheating isn’t acceptable, and he needed to e sorry, not to make excuses.
So she and bff delve off to Italy on a quest to find out more about Zia’s past. She finds family there but her search isn’t without problems, and of course the people she’s staying with also have problems. Zia by now has made friends with them and helps out, and helping them helps her, gives her somewhere to stay and more time to decide what to do. Of course staying is also a factor in her fledgling relationship with the Delicious Piero, who also has issues with his family, and his fathers scheming girlfriend.
All these threads, problems make for such interesting reading, taking me down trails I didn’t image but thoroughly enjoyed. I was shocked at the initial Vicky/Tori revelations, but they were just the start, there was lots more surprises to come.
I loved Harry and the descriptions of his time with Vicky, a real 70’s feel about that, and I can imagine how Vicky’s somewhat staid and conservative parents felt. They were very much like my own parents – when I told them I was pregnant mum’s reaction was “ Oh no! What will the neighbours think?” and rushed to bed….Pretty average reaction for mid seventies. At one point in early 8-‘s my sister in law and I toyed with the idea of renting a large house between us and combining both families, very much as Harry and Vicky did.

Stars: Five, Another fabulous read from Sue, taking the reading out of this day to day dull and into sunny Italy with a delicious romance too

ARC supplied by Netgalley and publishers

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About jeanniezelos

I'm an avid reader, love my kindle and I have my head in a novel for hours daily : ) Mum used to say I'd read toilet paper if it was printed- it wasn't, so i had to contend myself with the back and sides of the cereal packets. I've always Needed to read and we had few books when i was a child hence my penchant for reading anything including adverts then... I review mainly contemporary, erotic and paranormal romance books though dystopian and urban fantasy also appeal. I'm currently rated around the 300 mark on amazon.co.uk for my reviews. I try to keep them structured and to say what I do and don't like about a book so other readers can use my review as a guide to whether they may enjoy the book.

2 responses to “Under the Italian Sun, Sue Moorcroft”

  1. suemoorcroft says :

    Thank you SO much for this fab review, Jeannie! I’m thrilled to bits, honestly. 🙂

    • jeanniezelos says :

      Wow Sue, I am so flattered you found my review.
      I tried writing many years ago – I bored myself with what I produced, certainly coudn’t inflict it on anyone else 😉 I know my limits. I admire all authors, just for getting those words out there, but the ones like yourself who create stories that engross me, let me lose myself to somewhere else for a few hours, I am in awe of. What I love about your stories is they are so multi layered, there are side plots, interesting secondary characters. Its not just A has a problem and is single, meets B, and all’s well with the world. I need more and authors like yourself give me that. Thanks.

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