Friday, February 25, 2022

Review: The Secret Love Letters of Olivia Moretti

The Secret Love Letters of Olivia Moretti
by Jennifer Probst

Publisher: Berkley
Pages: 384
Format: eARC
Buy the Book: Amazon

Goodreads:  Priscilla, Devon, and Bailey haven't been close in years, but when the sisters are forced to come together to settle their mother's estate, they discover a secret. In an old trunk, they happen upon ownership papers for a house on the Amalfi Coast, along with a love letter to their mother from an anonymous man, promising to meet her in Italy during the summer of her sixty-fifth birthday.

Now they're questioning everything they knew about her history. In order to get answers about the woman they thought they knew, they'll have to go back to where it all started. The sisters embark on a trip to the stunning cliffside village of Positano, Italy, to track down the mysterious ex-lover, and figure out who their mother really was.

As Priscilla, Devon, and Bailey unearth the truth, they also experience the magic of Italy, the power of sisterly love, a little unexpected romance, and newfound hope for the future.

Kritters Thoughts:  Three sisters who recently lost their mother suddenly find mysterious letters from a man with the initial "R" and a deed to a home in Italy.  Each decide to take a break from their lives and pursue the truth.  

I feel as though this kind of book could be a sub genre of the women's fiction world.  The I found something in a dead parent or grand parent belongings and I must go find the truth!  AND I love them!  I especially love when there are chapters that take the reader back in time to the deceased and you get to see their story through their eyes as their descendants experience it in the book.  

This book had another feature that I love when I am reading and that is chapters from different perspectives.  Not only does their mother narrate her chapters as it jumps through time to tell her story, but each of the sisters get opportunities to describe their time in Italy through their own eyes and I loved that.  Each of them are having their own "life crisis" moment in Italy that will hopefully forever change them and I am glad that they were given the chance to tell their own story.

I have only read a few Jennifer Probst books, but I much prefer the more women's fiction ones than the romance and I hope there are more to come from her.  

Rating: absolutely loved it and want a sequel

Ebook 2022 Challenge: 12 out of 100

Disclosure of Material Connection:  I received one copy of this book free of charge from Berkley.  I was not required to write a positive review in exchange for receipt of the book; rather, the opinions expressed in this review are my own.

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