Wednesday 19 May 2021

πŸ“– Blog Tour ~ Under the Italian Sun by Sue Moorcroft


πŸ“– Delighted to host today's blog tour stop πŸ“–

Avon Books
13 May 2021

My thanks to the publishers and Rachel's Random Resources for my copy of this book
and the invitation to be part of the blog tour

A warm, sun-baked terrace.

The rustle of verdant green vines.

The sun slowly dipping behind the Umbrian mountains.

And the chink of wine glasses as the first cork of the evening is popped…

Welcome to Italy. A place that holds the answer to Zia-Lucia Costa Chalmers’ many questions. Not least, how she ended up with such a mouthful of a name.

When Zia discovers that her mother wasn’t who she thought she was, she realises the time has come to search out the Italian family she’s never known.

However, as she delves into the secrets of her past, she doesn’t bargain on having to think about her future too. But with local vineyard owner, Piero, living next door, Zia knows she has a serious distraction who may prove difficult to ignore…

This summer, join Zia as she sets out to uncover her past. But can she find the future she’s always dreamed of along the way?

πŸ“– My Thoughts..

Zia-Lucia Costa Chalmers has always been intrigued by her unusual name and with the time now right she is determined to find out as much as she can about her Italian heritage and of the family secrets which have been hidden from her for far too long.

Travelling to MontelibertΓ  in Italy with her best friend Ursula, Zia is nervous about what she will find in this pretty Italian town but Zia is determined to find out the truth about what happened over thirty years ago. Zia does her best to search out the truth and in doing so she discovers far more about herself in the process, especially about what she wants from life.... and love.

Combining an interesting story about complex family secrets with a smattering of romance is what this author does best and I was as much interested in Zia discovering the secrets about her past as I was in her burgeoning relationship with Piero, the local vineyard owner who lives next door.

Stepping into the Italian sunshine with this talented author is like being transported into the warmth and beauty of a summer afternoon with the scent of Cypress all around and the sound of cicadas carried on the warm Umbrian breeze. Beautifully descriptive of time and place, Under the Italian Sun  is every bit as good as I knew it would be as nothing from this author ever disappoints. It's perfect escapism for this difficult time when we are unable to travel very far away from our favourite armchair. It makes a great holiday read and even if we can’t travel too far afield this beautifully written story certainly brings a little bit of much needed sunshine into a grey and unsettled world.

About the Author

Sue Moorcroft is a Sunday Times bestselling author and has reached the #1 spot on Kindle UK. She’s won the Goldsboro Books Contemporary Romantic Novel Award, Readers’ Best Romantic Novel award and the Katie Fforde Bursary. Published by HarperCollins in the UK, US and Canada and by other publishers around the world.

Twitter @suemoorcroft #UnderTheItalianSun







  1. Thanks very much indeed for this gorgeous review, Josie! I'm thrilled you enjoyed Under the Italian Sun so much and that it succeeded in sweeping you away from the everyday. Thanks also for your support in participating in the blog tour. It's much appreciated. :-)

    1. It's always such a pleasure to read one of your books, Sue. Thanks for letting me escape to Italy for a short time :)

  2. This is one to put on my tbr pile.

    1. I hope you enjoy it, Heather. :-)

    2. Hope you get chance to read it soon! Thanks for visiting us, Heather.


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