The Secret Love Letters of Olivia Moretti by Jennifer Probst
Paperback, 384 pages
Publication: February 22nd 2022 by Berkley Books
Genre: Chick Lit, Women’s Fiction, Italy
From Goodreads: A secret romance sends three estranged sisters to the Amalfi Coast to follow clues about their mother's past, and challenges them to a whole new future, in this emotional novel from New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Probst.
Priscilla, Devon, and Bailey haven't been close in years, but when the sisters are forced to come together to settle their mother's estate, they discover a secret. In an old trunk, they happen upon ownership papers for a house on the Amalfi Coast, along with a love letter to their mother from an anonymous man, promising to meet her in Italy during the summer of her sixty-fifth birthday.
Now they're questioning everything they knew about her history. In order to get answers about the woman they thought they knew, they'll have to go back to where it all started. The sisters embark on a trip to the stunning cliffside village of Positano, Italy, to track down the mysterious ex-lover, and figure out who their mother really was.
As Priscilla, Devon, and Bailey unearth the truth, they also experience the magic of Italy, the power of sisterly love, a little unexpected romance, and newfound hope for the future.
My Thoughts: Even though I read this book, I picture it as a movie. The characters came to life for me, the setting of Italy was described in such detail that I could picture the town, the boats, and especially the town, and their story went straight to my heart making me invested in what was going to happen.
The sisters, Priscilla, Devon, and Bailey, have issues with each other. They are forced together when their mother passes away and they find out she kept a secret, a secret in Italy. Their trip to Italy brought them new emotions, new friends, and new family members. I enjoyed seeing them struggle with what they were feeling and what they were wanting in life. I enjoyed more seeing them come together and figure out what they really want from each other and how to accomplish a sisterhood that I know cannot be broken.
I am a fan of Jennifer Probst and will continue to read her books. I recommend any of her books, especially The Secret Love Letters of Olivia Moretti
**Thank you Tara O’Connor at Berkley via NetGalley for a copy of the book in exchange for an honest review.
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Probst: (taken from Goodreads): Jennifer
Probst wrote her first book at twelve years old. She bound it in a folder, read
it to her classmates, and hasn’t stopped writing since. She holds a masters in
English Literature and lives in the beautiful Hudson Valley in upstate New
York. Her family keeps her active, stressed, joyous, and sad her house will
never be truly clean. Her passions include horse racing, Scrabble, rescue dogs,
Italian food, and wine—not necessarily in that order.
She is the NYT, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling author of sexy and erotic contemporary romance. She was thrilled her book, The Marriage Bargain, spent 26 weeks on the NY Times. Her work has been translated in over a dozen countries, sold over a million copies, and was dubbed a "romance phenom" by Kirkus Reviews. She loves hearing from readers. Visit her website for updates on new releases at www.jenniferprobst.com. Sign up of her newsletter at www.jenniferprobst.com/newsletter for a free book.