Saturday, January 27, 2018
Review for Dante's Gift by Aubrey Wynne - 5 out of 5!
SYNOPSIS - AMAZON LINK -
Kathleen James has put her practical side away for once and looks forward to the perfect romantic evening: an intimate dinner with the man of her dreams—and an engagement ring. She is not prepared to hear that he wants to bring his grandmother back from Italy to live with him.
Dominic Lawrence has planned this marriage proposal for six months. Nothing can go wrong—until his Nonna calls. Now he must interrupt the tenderest night of Katie’s life with the news that another woman will be under their roof.
When Antonia’s sister dies, she finds herself longing to be back in the states. An Italian wartime bride from the ‘40s, she knows how precious love can be. Can her own story of an American soldier and a very special collie once again bring two hearts together at Christmas?
MY REVIEW -
This is a really sweet novella. I really enjoyed it! I listened to the audio version of this story, and the narrator did an excellent job. He has a really good tone to his voice. I'd recommend the listening experience. This book features 2 great love stories. One is of Kathleen and Dominic, he's ready to propose, but something happens that makes him want to bring his grandmother to come and live with him. Kathleen has never met the grandmother, so she's unsure about marrying Dom. Kat and Dom's relationship becomes a little strained, but they care for each other. I see Kathleen's point, and I think Dom should've approached the proposal differently or at a different time. Kat and Dom are cute together, and I liked them both. The other story is of Dom's grandma, Antonia, and his grandfather during WWII. He was an American soldier and she a small town Italian girl. This story is adorable! This book leaves the reader with a warm heart. Lovely read!