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Confetti and Lemon Blossom is a collection of stories from Don Pericle, the wedding organiser. This story conveys in a way that is insightful and sweet, the ups and downs of wedding planning. As it says in the synopsis, Don Pericle has to fit the mould of a guru, a mentor, friend and problem solver. Each chapter sees Don Pericle help a new couple in Villa Lingualarga, and the course of planning a wedding doesn’t run smooth, does anything? It’s a brilliant idea to set a story focused around relationships, love and weddings from a different perspective, it adds a unique twist and added insight into people’s behaviour to have the weddings described by an “outsider”.
Confetti and Lemon Blossom is a lovely short read, the Italian flavour and setting make this perfect for soaking up on holiday. While there may be ups and downs, mishaps and misplacements in each wedding scenario, the basis of the entire book are love and relationships, which makes this a sweet and heartwarming book. I would recommend this book to anyone looking for a relationship story, or collection of relationship stories from a slightly different perspective.
For Don Pericle, wedding organising is a calling, not just a career. Deep in the Sicilian countryside, between rose gardens and trellised balconies, up marble staircases and across damasked ballrooms, these charming stories unfold: stories of star-crossed love, of comedic misunderstandings and of deep friendships, of love triumphing in the face of adversity (pomegranate-stained dresses, overzealous photographers, missing string quartets, and even a case of sabotage!). To these brides and grooms-to-be, Don Pericle becomes a guru, a mentor, even a friend, solving problems, untangling knots, rearranging menus and transforming lives.
In “The Princess and the Pea”, Natalia wants a fairy-tale wedding, whatever the cost: but what does that mean for the rest of her life with Marco? Sophia and Isaias’s families, in “Be Our Guest”, have decided to boycott the wedding. How will they figure out a way to fill out the guest list? Meanwhile, in “Daniela’s Big Day,” the bride’s older sister is dreading the bouquet toss. Can Don Pericle find a way to ease her worries?
Fishmongers and Ferrari drivers, dressmakers and divorcees, gardeners and grandmothers: within the walls of Villa Lingualarga, all are offered a new chance at understanding each other – and maybe even finding true love.
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.
“A super read, and we all enjoyed the quirky, insightful style of storytelling” - The People's Friend editorial team
"What a lovely story - so sweet and funny. Don Pericle is such an interesting character - we all need someone like that in our lives!" - Ewan Smith, author of pocket novels, short stories and poems
Publication date: 14/10/2019
Publisher: The Sicilian Mama
|Publication date:||14th October 2019|
|Publisher:||The Sicilian Mama|
|Genres:||Relationship Stories, Shorter Reads,|
Also known as The Sicilian Mama, Stefania Hartley was born in Sicily and immediately started growing, but not very much. She left her sunny island after falling head over heels in love with an Englishman and now she lives in the UK with him and their three children. Having finally learnt English, she's enjoying it so much that she now writes short stories and romance. Her short stories have been longlisted, commended and won prizes, and are regularly published in magazines. She also writes for children in Italian as Stefania Leonardi Hartley. Website: http://www.stefaniahartley.com/ Podcast: https://anchor....More About Stefania Hartley