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Candles on the Sand

Author(s): Katie Stephens

Location(s): Amalfi Coast

Genre(s): Fiction, Romance

Era(s): Modern

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Walking out on her cheating fiancé and domineering mother eight weeks before her wedding, Anna finds herself heading to Gatwick Airport and the Amalfi Coast. When she realises the relationship with her mother is beyond repair she decides to try a new life in Italy. On the first day of her journey she takes a wrong turn off the main road and finds a picturesque town down a winding country road. A dramatic rescue finds Anna embraced by the community of the small fishing town of San Lavello. In San Lavello she finds a place to live, a job and some very special friends. What’s more, she starts to find her real self. Through Leonora, a former actress who is in hiding and Elisa, the daughter of the local widowed restaurateur Salvatore, Anna begins to live her life the way she wants to live it. The friendship she develops with her wine dealer boss, Dante, becomes stronger and apprehensively she finds herself falling in love with him. With the town of San Lavello under threat of development Anna finds herself helping to save the town she has come to love but can she start afresh while there are still unresolved issues at home.

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The descriptions of Italy are where this book really comes to life – Tricia W –

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