The Italian Escape, the debut novel by Catherine Mangan, is out today from Sphere.
Published in ebook format today and out in paperback next year, The Italian Escape is a feel-good holiday romance, packed full of sun, sea and Aperol spritz…
Niamh Kelly’s life hasn’t turned out quite as she’d expected. She’s thirty-three, still living at home and was recently dumped… By her boss. So when her sister invites her to tag along on a work trip to the sun-drenched Italian coast, Niamh jumps at the chance, eager to escape into a world of sparkling prosecco, delicious food, and breath-taking beaches.
Upon her arrival, Niamh immediately falls in love with the beautiful Italian town they’re staying in and realises she never wants to leave, deciding instead to stay and open up a quaint coffee shop nestled in charming old town streets – even if she has no idea what she’s doing. But when a family tragedy and a tricky tourist season threaten her new business, Niamh isn’t so sure she can stick it out.
With help from her new-found Italian friends – and the possibility of romance on the horizon – can she make her new life in the sun a success?