I’m pleased to welcome you today to my stop on the blog tour for Three Days in Florence by Chrissie Manby. A huge thanks to Jenny Platt and Hodder & Stoughton for giving me the opportunity to read and review this fantastic book.
About the book:
When a mini break becomes make or break…
Kathy Courage has never visited the famous Italian city of Florence before, so she’s thrilled when she and her boyfriend Neil are invited there for a wedding. Unfortunately, with Neil’s constant complaining and his teenage children in tow, it’s not exactly the romantic break Kathy was hoping for.
But when a mix-up with her flights leaves Kathy stranded in the city, she decides to embrace the unexpected and stay on alone.
What follows is a life-changing few days in the Tuscan sun, as Kathy begins to question the choices that have led her here. With the help of the colourful Innocenti family, who offer Kathy a place to stay, she gradually begins to realise that there’s a much bigger world out there, if only she can be brave enough to explore it.
Could Italy hold the answers to her future happiness? Or is Kathy destined to return to her old life?
About the author:
Chrissie Manby is the author of seventeen romantic comedies including A PROPER FAMILY HOLIDAY, THE MATCHBREAKER and SEVEN SUNNY DAYS. She has had several Sunday Times bestsellers and her recent novel about behaving badly after a break-up, GETTING OVER MR RIGHT, was nominated for the 2011 Melissa Nathan Award.
Chrissie was raised in Gloucester, in the west of England, and now lives in London. Contrary to the popular conception of chick-lit writers, she is such a bad home-baker that her own father threatened to put her last creation on http://www.cakewrecks.com. She is, however, partial to white wine and shoes she can’t walk in.
You can follow her on Twitter @chrissiemanby, or visit her website http://www.chrissiemanby.co.uk to find out more.
Three Days in Florence by Chrissie Manby is the perfect feel good summer read. Kathy Courage has never visited the beautiful Italian city of Florence before, although she has always wanted to. So when she and her boyfriend Neil are invited there for a friends wedding she jumps at the chance. But the trip doesn’t turn out quite like Kathy was hoping for, what with Neil’s constant moaning and his teenage children in tow.
But then a twist of fate leaves Kathy stranded in the city alone, so she decides to embrace the unexpected and make the most of her time in this beautiful city.
The next few days show Kathy that there is so much more to life than her humdrum existence with Neil. But is Kathy brave enough to turn her back on her old life? Or will she go back to Neil and the life she had before?
The beautiful city of Florence is brought so vividly to life you feel like you’re actually there. It’s the perfect setting for this story of romance and self discovery and is as much a character in its own right as any other. I couldn’t help but fall in love with this vibrant city right along with Kathy as she comes to realise it could be exactly what she needs.
I loved the fabulous Innocenti family who play such an important role in Kathy’s journey, offering her a place to stay, but also coming to mean so much more to her than that. How lovely would it be to have people like that on your side?
This is a book that made me smile, leaving me with a warm glow in my heart as I turned the final page. A perfect summer read that I would recommend.
Three Days in Florence by Chrissie Manby is available to buy now: Amazon UK
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