Gracie Ashcroft is injured in a car accident and loses her memory. She
can't recall her devoted fiance, Blake, her favourite food, how she
performed her job as a stylist, or even her mother who died years before.
Instead of embracing those close to her in her recovery, she flees to her
childhood home of an old, abandoned flower farm in Daylesford, hoping the
move will trigger the return of her memory. Gracie surrounds herself with
the beauty of flowers and their innate healing powers along with a cast of
charming locals. In a bold move to discover who she is, she embarks upon
restoring the farm to its former glory with the help of her handsome
neighbour, Flynn. Her biggest challenge becomes choosing between being
happy now in a new life with Flynn, or continuing to long for her former
life, a life she may have loved but just can't remember.
Carnevale's writing is effortless and sharp and her dialogue crisp. She's a master of creating emotionally compelling characters and crafting a sweeping love story that the reader remembers long after they turn the last page. It's a beautiful story that you won't forget. (LF)
From the very first page, the reader is captivated by the story of Mia and
Luca. Mia’s in remission from cancer and travels to Italy to rediscover
herself and reignite her passion for painting. She meets Luca, a scooter
mechanic, and their chemistry is so electric it leaps off the page. We
follow their love affair through the scenic and exotic Amalfi Coast, the
alleyways of Florence, Siena and the Tuscan countryside, which all sets a most
romantic backdrop. After falling passionately in love, Mia realises her
fear of becoming unwell again is too great and she pushes Luca away.
Carnevale has an incredible ability to create these moving, real characters that we grow to love. Mia and Luca’s love story is heart-wrenching at times and so all-encompassing that it is impossible not to shed a tear. (LF)