Friday, 19 December 2014
Advent Day 19: Lucy Diamond
ONE NIGHT IN ITALY by Lucy Diamond
Romcoms were my favourite this spring and summer - and in Lucy Diamond I discovered a new favourite. Also, it's a romantic novel set in the north - and I really loved the combined voices of this female ensemble cast. There are three lead characters, whose chapters rotate, each with their separate, very engaging strands, and there's a wider cast in the Italian evening class that brings them together. There's a touch of Mama Mia and a dash of Calendar Girls about this - and that's no bad thing. There's a facility with voices at work that has us believing we're sitting down with old friends to hear what's been going on.