It’s finally here! I have eagerly awaiting the release of Nicky Pellegrino‘s new book When in Rome, set in that city in the 1950’s. I have so enjoyed all of her previous novels set in Italy – she writes with authority, being the daughter of an Italian father, and she researches her novels in Italy, giving them authenticity.
I fell in love with the cover of When in Rome when I saw the pre-release publicity – how could you not? It’s beautiful, it’s enticing, in fact it is really quite seductive in many ways – well, I was certainly seduced by the promise of the novel from what is depicted on the cover. If you love the idea of visiting Italy, and want ot get a feel for it, try some of Nicky’s other novels too – I loved The Italian Wedding , Recipe for Life, and The Villa Girls – again all three had very alluring covers and what lies beneath each cover is excellent wrting, great characterization and story-telling. My copy of When in Rome, has a bookmark which replicates the cover, and it tells me I can win a vintage fifties dress like the one on cover…. I shall have to investigate further! But meanwhile I do know that the New Zealand Woman’s Weekly is running a competition where you can win yourself a copy of what promises to be another vintage Pellegrino novel. Enjoy!
- Book Club: When In Rome + WIN! (gorgeousosity.com)