Thursday, December 26, 2019
The Italian Cure
The Italian Cure by Melodie Campbell
Charlie's world comes crashing down when her fianc leaves her for another woman. Then Aunt Della wins a trip for two to Rome. Maybe Italy can cure her broken heart? Charlie and Aunt Della board the tour bus in Rome and meet a fun and diverse group of travelers. Rocco, the tour guide, is particularly attractive. Charlie isn't the only one who thinks so. The bus driver, Tony, is also her age. They become friends and explore sites together. Charlie quickly falls in love with Italy. Who needs romance when you have Rome, Sorrento and the Amalfi Coast? But with adventure comes danger in the ancient ruins of Pompeii. Charlie wanders from the group and is mugged. She chases the thief who stole her purse into the far reaches of the ruins. Lost and alone, Charlie finds courage she never knew she had. Physical courage is one thing, but will she risk falling in love again? Anything's possible in The Italian Cure.
This is a very cute, quick read. I really enjoyed this novella despite it being quite predictable. I love Italy, and loved how much of it was included in this story. I also really appreciated that the main character didn’t spend a ton of time feeling sorry for herself. I enjoyed that she was more focused on enjoying the trip. I would have liked to have the ending be more developed, but overall it was a good read. It just ended really quickly.
I received this book for free in return for an honest review.