Book Information

  • ISBN: 9781509815661
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pub Date: 26/04/2016
  • Category: Fiction & related items / Adult & contemporary romance
    Fiction & related items / Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
    Valentine?s Day
  • Imprint: Pan
  • Pages: 496
  • Price: $16.99

From the bestselling author of The Beach Cafe comes another warm and wonderful novel

"Funny, sunny and wise. An absolute treat" Katie Fforde

Is Italian really the language of love? A new class of students hopes to find out.

Anna's recently been told the father she's never met is Italian. Now she's baking focaccia, whipping up tiramisu and swotting up on her vocabulary, determined to make it to Italy so she can find him in person.

Catherine's husband has walked out on her, and she's trying to pick up the pieces of her life. But she'll need courage as well as friends when she discovers his deception runs even deeper than infidelity.

Sophie's the teacher of the class, who'd much rather be back in sunny Sorrento. She can't wait to escape the tensions at home and go travelling again. But sometimes life - and love - can surprise you when you least expect it.

As the evening class gets underway, friendships form and secrets from Italy begin to emerge. With love affairs blossoming in the most unlikely places, and hard decisions to face, it's going to be a year that Anna, Catherine and Sophie will never forget.


"Seamless, engaging, believable, fun and heartfelt" Heat

"Charming, funny and as satisfying as a giant tiramisu. Loved it" Milly Johnson, bestselling author of Here Come the Girls

"The new queen of the gripping, light-hearted page-turner" Easy Living

"Romantic, dreamy and fun" Closer

Author Information

Lucy Diamond lives in Bath with her husband and their three children. She is the author of the bestselling Summer at Shell Cottage, The Beach Cafe, The Year of Taking Chances, Me and Mr Jones and Summer With My Sister.