If you love all things Italian (and I mean more than the good-looking men!) then When in Rome by Nicky Pellegrino should be on your summer reads list.
Set in 1950’s Rome central character Serafina calls the winding streets of the capital city home. She shares a tiny apartment with her sisters & mother and spends her days Looking after her three sisters while their mother earns a wage. one day, fortune smiles upon Serafina and leads her towards a future she could have only previously imagined.
What happens as a consequence really makes Serafina realise “who” she is.
Having to deal with pressures much beyond her years, you do feel nothing but compassion for young Serafina and her plight to “do what’s right”.
It’s part coming-of-age novel, part love story, with Rome as the backdrop it’s doesn’t get much more romantic than that!
I loved Pellegrino’s style and the pace of the story made it a real page turner. The characters are well developed and each with their own distinctive personality. I dare you NOT to get as lost in this novel as you could down a side street in Rome!
Just like a bowl of beautiful pasta When in Rome will take you away for a fabulous journey, what’s better is that you won’t need to pack your passport!
Available now: Hachette RRP$29.95