One Italian Summer By Rebecca Serle
Book/Novel Author: Rebecca Serle
Book/Novel Title: One Italian Summer
“[A] magical trip worth taking.” —Associated Press “Rebecca Serle is a maestro of love in all its forms.” —Gabrielle Zevin, New York Times bestselling author The New York Times bestselling author of In Five Years returns with a powerful novel about the transformational love between mothers and daughters set on the breathtaking Amalfi Coast.When Katy’s mother dies, she is left reeling. Carol wasn’t just Katy’s mom, but her best friend and first phone call. She had all the answers and now, when Katy needs her the most, she is gone. To make matters worse, their planned mother-daughter trip of a lifetime looms: to Positano, the magical town where Carol spent the summer right before she met Katy’s father. Katy has been waiting years for Carol to take her, and now she is faced with embarking on the adventure alone. But as soon as she steps foot on the Amalfi Coast, Katy begins to feel her mother’s spirit. Buoyed by the stunning waters, beautiful cliffsides, delightful residents, and, of course, delectable food, Katy feels herself coming back to life. And then Carol appears—in the flesh, healthy, sun-tanned, and thirty years old. Katy doesn’t understand what is happening, or how—all she can focus on is that she has somehow, impossibly, gotten her mother back. Over the course of one Italian summer, Katy gets to know Carol, not as her mother, but as the young woman before her. She is not exactly who Katy imagined she might be, however, and soon Katy must reconcile the mother who knew everything with the young woman who does not yet have a clue. Rebecca Serle’s next great love story is here, and this time it’s between a mother and a daughter. With her signature “heartbreaking, redemptive, and authentic” (Jamie Ford, New York Times bestselling author) prose, Serle has crafted a transcendent novel about how we move on after loss, and how the people we love never truly leave us.
A love story bet noween a mother and daughter that touched my heart so much! I think I’ll read it again right away! And you should read it too
This book was chosen for my book club, and I am so glad! It was a fun ride and the descriptions of Positano make me want to travel there. Tomorrow.
I saw this book advertised with Lauren Graham as the narrator. Big fan of hers I thought that this might be a good audible book.With a few twists and turns the beautiful story travels to Positano Italy after her mom’s death, it was a trip they planned together.Excellent read
Katy, the main character, is spoiled, weak and far too dependent on her Mother, Carol. Their relationship was very unhealthy. Mothers and daughters can be very close and have a great rapport but the Mother is always the parent and daughter the child. Roles may reverse when the parent is elderly but the parent/child relationship does not change. They should not be best friends; each should have their own friends. Parents who do not raise their children to be independent are selfish and instilling dependence on themselves is destructive to the children.
I could not put this down. An easy, pleasant read. The author does an amazing job describing her surroundings and being able to jump back and forth between the two main plots