Summer on the Italian Lakes by Lucy Coleman

I’m delighted to be part of the blog tour for this lovely book today. Thanks to Rachel’s Random Resources for the copy of the book and invitation to be part of the blog tour.


Summer on the Italian Lakes
Bestselling Brianna Middleton has won the hearts of millions of readers with her sweeping – and steamy – love stories. But the girl behind the typewriter is struggling… Not only does she have writer’s block, but she’s a world-famous romance author with zero romance in her own life.
So the opportunity to spend the summer teaching at a writer’s retreat in an idyllic villa on the shores of Lake Garda – owned by superstar author Arran Jamieson – could this be just the thing to fire up Brie’s writing – and romantic – mojo?
Brie’s sun-drenched Italian summer could be the beginning of this writer’s very own happy-ever-after…
Escape the January blues with this sun-drenched, heart-warming story from the bestselling author of Snowflakes Over Holly Cove.


I love this author’s books and I was looking forward to this latest one. It certainly didn’t disappoint.

Brianna is a very likeable character. She’s got a very successful writing career, but she feels that there’s another, different style of book, in her. Her love life has ended badly, and the chance to go to the writing retreat comes at just the right time for her.

The setting is, of course, glorious, and I found the whole creative process behind writing and publishing fascinating. There’s a wonderful back story in one of the novels that she and Arran are working on, which added great depth to the story.

The pace is gentle and flowing, just perfect for this plot. The characters are so well portrayed and real.

A very enjoyable read, perfect for cheering yourself up on a gloomy winter’s day. Highly recommended.



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From interior designer to author, Linn B. Halton – who also writes under the pen name of Lucy Coleman – says ‘it’s been a fantastic journey!’
Linn is the bestselling author of more than a dozen novels and is excited to be writing for both Aria Fiction (Head of Zeus) and Harper Impulse (Harper Collins); she’s represented by Sara Keane of the Keane Kataria Literary Agency.
When she’s not writing, or spending time with the family, she’s either upcycling furniture or working in the garden.
Linn won the 2013 UK Festival of Romance: Innovation in Romantic Fiction award; her novels have been short-listed in the UK’s Festival of Romance and the eFestival of Words Book Awards.
Living in Coed Duon in the Welsh Valleys with her ‘rock’, Lawrence, and gorgeous Bengal cat Ziggy, she freely admits she’s an eternal romantic.
Linn is a member of the Romantic Novelists’ Association and writes feel-good, uplifting novels about life, love and relationships.
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2 thoughts on “Summer on the Italian Lakes by Lucy Coleman

  1. So lovely to be back and thank you for being on the tour and your awesome review! I think we all need a little sunshine at the moment and I can’t think of anywhere better than to head to the Italian lakes – if only virtually ha! ha! x


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