The hardest thing about reviewing books is that it’s hard to put into words thoughts about a book. Like everything else in life, reviews are subjective. But I have been around so many writers in my life, that putting an opinion on someones work is hard.
And then there are books like The Secret Love Letters Of Olivia Moretti, that are so easy to put an opinion on, because they are just so enjoyable and make you depart from the world that you are in and see more of the world around you.
Synopsis: A secret romance sends three estranged sisters to the Amalfi Coast to follow clues about their mother’s past, and challenges them to a whole new future, in this emotional novel from New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Probst.
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.
These past few years, the pandemic has hit me hard and reading hasn’t been something that I have enjoyed. But this books is different. It’s one of those books that has everything – travel, drama, intrigue, family, love, and a mystery. It is a book that gives you a moment to think about the relationships you have and the ones that you have yet to build. But it also makes you stop and think about how much about the people that you love, you really know.
The beauty of this story is that it is told from alternating points of view that draw you in and make you feel for the characters. The beauty is that it’s two different time periods, which you can distinctively feel.
Priscilla, Devon, and Bailey are sisters who aren’t close. As a matter of fact they all seem to have a grudge to bear with each other, which could have all been avoided by communication. But in there attempts to tie up the ends to their mothers life after her passing, they find that there was so much that they should have told each other.
There were so many things that should have been said and were never spoken. And maybe that’s the biggest lesson that the three have to learn from their mothers death – to speak now.
The Secret Love Letters Of Olivia Moretti, has you wishing you were on a plane to Italy, to stare at the beauty of the Almalfi coast. It’s got you wanting to remind yourself what love is, why you should allows yourself to feel it and live in it. But I’m not just talking romantic love. I’m also talking the love that you feel for family, for friends, and your life.
But maybe the most joyful thing in the words that Probst has written is the way that she reminds you that the relationships that we have with family may be some of the most important. Your sisters are your best friends and you should treasure your moments with them.
We’re taken through time to realize that love evolves, but if it is real, it remains forever.
The Secret Love Letters Of Olivia Moretti is a charming book that takes the reader on a roller coaster of emotions and makes you appreciate the moments that you allow yourself to feel and truly live.
That, and well, write a letter so no words go left unsaid.
Another can’t miss Jennifer Probst book.
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