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'An impossibly seductive love story, underpinned by a heart-breaking secret' Rosie Walsh
From Richard & Judy Book club author Catherine Isaac comes the emotional and uplifting story of love, loss, friendship and a letter that changes everything.
In late 1983, a letter arrives from Italy, containing secrets so unthinkable that it is hidden away, apparently forever. More than three decades later, it is found . . . by the last person who was ever supposed to see it.
When Allie opens an envelope in her grandmother's house, it changes everything she knows about her family - and herself.
With the truth liable to hurt those she loves most, she hires a private detective to find out what happened to her late mother in the summer before Allie was born. Taking leave from her job as a research scientist, she is led to the sun-drenched shores of Lake Garda, accompanied by her best friend Ed.
But the secrets that emerge go far beyond anything they were expecting. Now, Allie must find the courage to confront her family's tangled past and reshape her own future.
In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can click here to read the full reviews.
From cover to cover, I read every word. A supreme holiday read, light and bright but quick moving, whether on a beach or giving yourself a day off to sit in your chair to read - this is the book! Full review
I know you should never judge a book by its cover, but 'family secrets, hidden love and Italy 'was always going to be a winner. Full review
Perfect escapism. Catherine Isaac captures the heat and heart of Italy, mixing in the trials of relationships we can all understand too well. Full review
Praise for MESSY, WONDERFUL US
'Family secrets, hidden love and Italy - the perfect combination for a mesmerising read' Santa Montefiore
'Uplifting, emotional and surprising... another sure-fire bestseller' Hannah Beckerman
'I adored it ... a gorgeous sunny setting, exploring love, friendship and the twistiest of family entanglements' Jill Mansell
'Intriguing and pacy' Libby Page
'I fell head over heels in love with this book! A page-turning mystery, a wonderfully uplifting story about love in all its forms and characters so real, I still wonder what they're doing' Katy Regan
'I absolutely loved it, what a rich and engaging story' Dani Atkins
'This novel is a delight' Goop
Publication date: 05/03/2020
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
|Publication date:||5th March 2020|
|Publisher:||Simon & Schuster Ltd|
|Genres:||Reader Reviewed Books, Relationship Stories,|
|Categories:||Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945),|
Catherine Isaac is the pseudonym of the British Sunday Times bestselling author Jane Costello. Her new novel You Me Everything will be published in the UK and in the US in early 2018.More About Catherine Isaac