Release Date: March 1, 2022
Katy’s entire world feels like it has fallen apart after her mother Carol dies. Their relationship was much more than just mother and daughter – Carol was her best friend, her steadfast advisor, and the center of her life. After a long struggle with cancer, Katy’s mother seemed to be far removed from the woman to be reckoned with that she was most of Katy’s life. When the dreaded event finally happened, Katy was not only left with indescribable grief but tickets to their long-planned mother-daughter trip to the Amalfi Coast.
Unable to face the empty house of her mother and an unsatisfying marriage, Katy decides to take the trip alone. She hopes to find the transformative healing of the Italian summer that her mother experienced alone almost thirty years ago. The last thing Katy imagined she’d find was the actual ghost of Carol to appear before her as healthy, lively, and real as she had been on that past solo trip. Katy must grapple with this strange ghost or doppleganger and get to know her mother in this new, but impossible, form.
One Italian Summer by Rebecca Serle will make you fall in love with Positano and the magic of the Amalfi Coast. This story focuses on overcoming loss and how deeply we are connected to those we love. Filled with beautiful scenery and tantalizing Italian experiences, this book will make you dream of your own transcendent experience and the possibilities that being true to yourself can bring.