A Postcard From Italy By Alex Brown
‘A Postcard From Italy’ is the latest book by Alex Brown.
Grace Quinn loves her job at Cohenâ€™s Convenient Storage Company, finding occasional treasure in the forgotten units that customers have abandoned. Her inquisitive nature is piqued when a valuable art collection and a bundle of letters and diaries are found that date back to the 1930â€™s. Delving deeper, Grace uncovers the story of a young English woman, Connie Levine, who follows her heart to Italy at the end of the Second World war. The contents also offer up the hope of a new beginning for Grace, battling a broken heart and caring for her controlling mother. Embarking on her own voyage of discovery, Graceâ€™s search takes her to a powder pink villa on the cliff tops overlooking the Italian Riviera, but will she unravel the family secrets and betrayals that Connie tried so hard to overcome, and find love for herself?
Itâ€™s been a well since I read a book by Alex Brown and I forgot how lovely it is to curl up with one of her stories and how they can transport you off to another land and forget about all your worries.
In her latest book we meet gentle and kind Grace, whoâ€™s been taken for a ride by her domineering and horrible mother called Cora and her possible boyfriend Phil, letting people walk all over her and tell her what to do, she finds solace in her job where she gathers information in a storage company. One day, sheâ€™s given the task of sorting out a storage unit belonging to a glamorous woman called Connie and she finds herself on a mission to find out what became the infamous Connie. This journey takes Grace on an adventure to Italy, where she not only uncovers Connieâ€™s life but also finds herself looking at her own life as well, along with the help of the handsome Ellis.
I loved this book, the combination of the exotic location as well as the endearing characters made this a really good book to get stuck into. I loved Grace and often sympathised with how people treated her but as the story progresses we see her blossom and grow in confidence which is really lovely reading.
The story is seen from the perspective of both Connie and Grace which gives the story an interesting slant. Connie is wonderfully glamorous and the Italian setting adds an exotic element to the tale.
Wonderfully written and vividly picturesque, â€˜A Postcard From Italyâ€™ is romantic and heartwarming story about life discoveries and starting over. I adored it!
You can buy ‘A Postcard From Italy’ from Amazon and is available to buy from good bookshops.