Summary: Tiziana Manoretti is a successful 27-year-old engineer, who suddenly finds her whole world turned upside down when her mother becomes ill and her parents inform her that she was adopted as an infant in Italy. She decides to travel to Italy in an attempt to locate her birth parents. Meanwhile, she is also questioning whether she and her best friend Christopher could possibly be more than friends.
My Thoughts: I thoroughly enjoyed this first novel from new author, Laura Fabiani. It was an interesting premise in that Tiziana did not find out she was adopted until much later in life than adopted children normally do and so had more issues to deal with than someone who is given this information as a child. She runs into so many roadblocks and secrets in trying to get information about her birth that I was genuinely curious about what all these people were hiding from her and couldn’t wait to get to the end to find the answers. On top of all this, she is also trying to figure out if there’s something more to her relationship with Christopher than just friendship. There were such vivid descriptions of the sites in Italy that I would love to visit the Villa Tiziana stayed in while searching for the truth. I may have to just Google it to see if it really exists!!! My father’s side of the family is Italian so I could really relate to a lot of this and found it really interesting too! I definitely look forward to reading more work from Laura in the future.
Be sure to stop back on April 26th when Laura will be stopping by for an interview!