If you’re a regular follower of this blog, then you know that the only books I ever review are either historical fiction or history (includes art and biographies)...that’s it- except for this time. Huh?
Yes, call it a once in a million time, but this time I was actually interested in reading DAUGHTER OF MINE, by Laura Fabiani. OK, this was just not out of the blue- I was really curious for a number of reasons: Number one, this book is written by a fellow Montrealer- and like me, she’s of Italian origin. Next, the book takes place mostly in Italy and Montreal (two of my favourite places in the world). So...of course I wanted to read this!
DAUGHTER OF MINE, is the story of Tiziana Manoretti, a 27 year-old living in Montreal with her parents (nothing of an oddity for Italian Canadians) and set to find the truth about her birth. After discovering that she was adopted, Tiziana leaves for Naples Italy, in search of the story behind her adoption.
Intricate details lead to a search that seems almost futile, but with the help of the charming Gian-Carlo- a man she feels completely comfortable with from the moment she meets him..strange? No, perfectly natural, actually... (I’ll say no more to avoid a spoiler;)
Why should finding the truth about her birth and adoption become such a dramatic event? Well, it seems that the family has more to hide than to share. A secret lies in a treasured and secret box...When Tiziana discovers its contents, the pieces of the puzzle come together at last.
What about love? Perhaps her one and only best friend, Christopher holds the key to that locket...or will love be found through Gian Carlo. Whichever way love takes these men, Tiziana will hold the key to their heart.
I loved reading about the familiar places, streets and names of my native Montreal. As well, Italy always captures my heart and this novel brings out its very best.
Laura Fabiani spins a tale that is worth the intrigue, suspense, charm and heart warming moments that this pleasant read brings.
Beautiful! I’m glad I let myself get swept away in this delightful novel- reminiscent of all that is cherished of the old country, its beauty, traditions and forever typical charming flavour blends perfectly with all that is new and worth holding onto.
NOTE: Stay tuned this TUESDAY- when Laura Fabiani Guestposts here at EBJ...GIVEAWAY Included!!! You don't want to miss this!