Under a Tuscan Sky by Karen Aldous Review


Escape to Tuscany this summer with Karen Aldous’s brilliantly uplifting read. Perfect for fans of Erica James and Cathy Kelly.

A summer she’ll never forget…

When Olivia Montague’s grandmother passes away, she decides it’s finally time to make some changes in her own life. So she breaks up with her ‘going nowhere’ boyfriend and embarks on a journey to her Nonna’s home in Tuscany.

Until now, Olivia has always believed that she’s incapable of love, after being abandoned by her parents as a baby. But with each day spent at the gorgeous villa nestled in the rolling Italian hills, she feels her heart begin to flutter…

And when handsome antiques dealer Hugh St. James arrives on the scene, she realises things might be about to change forever!


Summer is the time for gorgeous romance novels with breathtaking settings, and this book certainly delivers on that front. I loved how the main character, Olivia, seized the opportunity to change her life after losing her grandmother. She decides she’s not happy with how things are and sets off to the Italian countryside in search of a new beginning. Olivia was a sparky, likeable protagonist and I loved how she took control of things throughout the story. Who wouldn’t love to have an Italian villa to escape to? Her romance with Hugh sizzled from the beginning and I really rooted for them as a couple. Olivia’s backstory added a sad note to an otherwise feel-good romance, and I loved the sharp contrast between the two. It added depth to the story and I was interested to see how Olivia would explore the issues that her parents’ abandonment had left her with.

Karen Aldous has delivered yet another rich, sumptuous romance for her readers to enjoy. I can’t wait to see what she does next!

Giveaway (UK only)

1st prize: £10 Amazon voucher, eCopy of Under a Tuscan Sky & a signed notebook

2nd & 3rd prize: eCopy of Under a Tuscan Sky & a signed notebook


Author Bio

 Karen Aldous enjoys village life on the edge of the north-downs in Kent with easy access to the buzz of London. Not only does she love the passive pleasures of reading and writing, she also craves the more active pursuits with her family and friends such as walking, cycling and skiing especially when they involve food and wine!

Karen gets much of her inspiration from her travels and if she had to choose, France, Greece, Switzerland, Italy and the USA would be her favourites. However, wherever she goes, she discovers a new character emerges in ‘Karen’s World’. She likes to write about strong independent women who can direct their own lives – but struggle to control them! And, of course there’s always a gorgeous hunk or two!

Website: http://www.karenaldous.co.uk/

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/karenAldous_


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