Book review: A Dream of Italy by Nicky Pellegrino

Monday, April 29, 2019 Permalink

I’ve read a couple of Nicky Pellegrino’s books, One Summer in Venice and Under Italian Skies, and I enjoyed both. Of course it had long been my dream to travel to Italy. It was my big bucket list item and since reading those books I’ve been able to tick it off my list as I spent just over 3wks in Italy last September / October including a fabulous week at a Tuscan villa.

Pellegrino lived in Italy (and England) before settling in New Zealand and her passion for Italy – its culture and cuisine in particular – shines through in each of her novels.

three-half-stars

Book review: Under Italian Skies by Nicky Pellegrino

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 Permalink

Almost exactly a year ago I read One Summer in Venice by Nicky Pellegrino and enjoyed it – particularly its references to the lead character’s quest for happiness and her insight into the fact that our needs and / or desires don’t necessarily make us happy.

I also loved the setting and – as the only place I really (now) want to visit is Italy – I happily leapt at the chance to read her newest release… Under Italian Skies.

four-stars

Book review: One Summer in Venice by Nicky Pellegrino

Wednesday, April 22, 2015 Permalink

One Summer in Venice isn’t my usual reading fare. I assumed it to be very Eat Pray Love-ish… and it is. A little. I’m sure the haters will view this quest for happiness as a selfish act, while others will understand the need (and envy the opportunity) to take time out and consider the life you’re living.