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We Read: That Summer in Ischia by Penny Feeny

Are you looking for a summer read to transport you to Italy even before your holiday? Or maybe a book to read sat in yAmalfi_Coastour bikini while you relax by the pool of your summer villa? If so, we think you will like That Summer in Ischia, a page-turner, summer novel that you won’t be able to put down.

Allie’s mum, Helena, has always been distant and has no old friends to speak of. But when Allie inherits Helena’s childhood home, she discovers that her mum might be hiding a secret she could have never thought of. It all happened in the summer of 1979, when Helena worked as au pair for one of the wealthy families of the island. But can Allie find out what actually happened that summer?

Italy is painted through these pages in a vivid and honest way. The locations are made appealing thanks to detailed descriptions – you will feel like you are looking down on the Ischia beaches. The twists of the story will keep you hooked and there are surprises thrown in for good measure.

Ischia is a volcanic island that lies on the Tyrrhenian Sea at the northern end of the Gulf of Naples, about 30 km off shore. It is considered the most beautiful island on the bay, although it measures barely 46.3 square kilometres (17.9 square miles). Many tourists approach the island for the thermal spas, less crowded beaches and fantastic food.

Travel to Ischia in one of the frequent ferries from Napoli and Pozzuoli. Enjoy your stay in one of our many villas in the Amalfi Coast and take a day out to enjoy the charms Ischia has to offer and maybe, even, live your own adventure!

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