A Review of “Our Italian Summer” by Jennifer Probst, Berkley Publishing, January 2021 by Linda Zagon

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A Review of “Our Italian Summer” by Jennifer Probst, Berkley Publishing, January 2021, by Linda Zagon

Jennifer Probst, the author of “Our Italian Summer” has written a delightful, entertaining, and memorable novel. The genres for this novel are family fiction, and romantic fiction. The timeline for the story is set in the present and goes to the past when it pertains to the characters or events.. The author describes her characters as flawed, likable,complex and complicated. Most of the story is set in parts of Italy. I love the way Jennifer Probst vividly describes the food, the scenery and the events in Italy.

This is a novel with three generations of women in the same family. Sophia has a feeling that her daughter and grand daughter need some intervention, and plans a trip to Italy to enjoy the sights, and bond the family. Francesca, her daughter is a workaholic and single mother that often forgets to attend important meetings for her daughter Allegra. Allegra’s feelings have been hurt by her mother, and she starts to hang out with a different crowd.

This special summer trip to Italy is wonderful to read, and I wish I could purchase a ticket and head there now. I enjoyed the family dynamics, and I highly recommend this wonderful book for others.

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