Prosecco and Promises (Martini Club book 2) written by A. L. Michael, publisher Canelo, is available NOW in ebook format.
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Mia’s dad has always been her idol. Now, she faces losing him and he is insisting that she leave England to visit her mother’s family on the Italian island of Ischia.
Arriving on the island, Mia is embraced by the warm, crazy relatives she hardly knows. Despite her doubts about the trip, it is in Italy that Mia discovers connections to a part of her life that’s been missing, and during the sun-soaked days and steamy nights Mia falls for handsome local Salvatore. But as the day of her departure draws nearer can she risk having her heart broken twice in one summer?
I am so pleased to be involved in the blogtour promoting and celebrating the launch of Prosecco and Promises, book two in the Martini Club series by A. L. Michael. I haven’t yet had the chance to read book one in the Martini Club series but I honestly felt that Prosecco and Promises could easily be read as a standalone. However, after learning about the characters and their friendships around the Martini Club I’m hoping to read Cocktails and Dreams (book one) soon.
From the highly emotive first chapter that draws you in to Mia’s life and sets up this beautiful heartrending story I was captivated. You can physically feel the pain that Mia is feeling with accepting her father’s wishes to visit Ischia in Italy where her late mother was born and her Italian family live. That moment when Mia closes her father’s front door knowing that the next time she opens it will be when her life as she knows it now would have changed considerably and an emptiness will be felt. Mia’s father expressed his wishes for her to experience the beautiful village her mother was born in and he wanted Mia to get to know her long lost family. Mia hasn’t been to Italy since her mother passed away many years ago and it still holds many sad memories for her.
Going to stay with family that Mia hasn’t seen for a long time was very daunting for her but the Italian love of families and their generous spirit was evident when Mia entered her aunt’s home. Trying to put the emotion of why she was in Italy behind her Mia was hoping for distractions and she got this from a very grouchy but rather handsome Italian man who was the grandson to the local antique shop owner.
This antique shop brought back a fond memory to Mia, a memory that at the time had brought a glimmer of brightness to a very sad, dark time. Mia’s interest and her university degree was in archaeology and she was fascinated with the history surrounding many of the objects in the antique shop that held many stories from long ago to the historical Mediterranean area.
Although there is sadness in this story there is a real sense of inspiration, warmth and feel-good factor enveloping you. During Mia’s time of exploring Italy and getting to know her family and making new friends Mia starts to feel like she is making positive memories and a sense of home.
A beautiful, poignant and gorgeously romantic read.
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