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GIVEAWAY: 3 copies of A Sicilian Affair – SICILY

7th April 2024

Giveaway: 3 copies of A Sicilian Affair by Susan Lewis


GIVEAWAY: 3 copies of A Sicilian Affair

We are delighted to offer 3 copies of this thriller set in Sicily (publishing 11 April 2024).

A fresh start where no-one knows her name is exactly what Catie is looking for from her Sicilian escape.

When Catie meets handsome Giancarlo, she has stumbled across a love that could last forever… If only she can admit the truth about her past.

But the scars of betrayal from her broken marriage and fragile family are only part of the story.

Some secrets are too devastating to share…


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  1. User: Tina Hartas

    Posted on: 25/04/2024 at 8:52 am


    Priscilla Stubbs
    Claire Gray


  2. User: Sumpong

    Posted on: 20/04/2024 at 9:04 pm

    Midnight in Sicily by Peter Robb


  3. User: Claire Mitchell

    Posted on: 20/04/2024 at 8:41 pm

    I tend to re-read The Leopard by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa every few years. It is such an evocative novel which makes you feel as if you are there in the heart of Sicily.


  4. User: Priscilla Stubbs

    Posted on: 20/04/2024 at 5:34 pm

    I enjoyed My Lemon grove Summer by Jo Thomas, certainly gave a flavour of what a lovely place it would be to visit


  5. User: Daphne1

    Posted on: 20/04/2024 at 5:09 pm

    I haven’t read the book, but I have certainly seen The Godfather


  6. User: Rachel Colclough

    Posted on: 20/04/2024 at 2:25 pm

    I don’t think I have read any set in Sicily, but would love to


  7. User: cog123

    Posted on: 20/04/2024 at 2:12 pm

    can’t think of a series by any author


  8. User: Howard Foster

    Posted on: 20/04/2024 at 1:21 pm

    Without a doubt the Inspector Montalbano books by Andrea Camilleri


  9. User: Chilledout

    Posted on: 20/04/2024 at 12:11 pm

    I sought & bought a copy of
    The Leopard
    Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa,
    After all the hype I found it incredibly slow and boring.
    Only highlights were the historical nods to the changing power in the country.


  10. User: FREDAbook

    Posted on: 20/04/2024 at 12:02 pm

    Enjoyed reading ‘The Return’ by Victoria Hislop.
    There is a lot of history about the place – the war etc – I love to get some learning out of books.


  11. User: grumpygraham61

    Posted on: 20/04/2024 at 10:42 am

    i dont remember reading any by my wife is a susan lewis fan and would love this


  12. User: hammygav03

    Posted on: 20/04/2024 at 9:57 am

    i really cant think of any


  13. User: Erica Hughes

    Posted on: 20/04/2024 at 9:08 am

    Not actually read any books set in Sicilly, but I fancy giving The Optician of Lampedusa a read.


  14. User: Michelle Ptak

    Posted on: 20/04/2024 at 8:22 am

    I absolutely loved The Lemon Grove Summer by Jo Thomas … a great escape to the mountains and turquoise blue seas of Sicily.


  15. User: mumliz

    Posted on: 20/04/2024 at 7:50 am

    I enjoyed My Lemon Grove Summer by Jo Thomas


  16. User: SKnightley

    Posted on: 20/04/2024 at 7:41 am

    I haven’t read a book set in Sicily before so I would love to read this one, as it is a beautiful place to visit and makes me think of summer!


  17. User: Sarah Knightley

    Posted on: 20/04/2024 at 7:39 am

    I haven’t read a book set in Sicily before so it would be lovely to read this one as it is a beautiful place to visit and just makes me think of summer!


  18. User: zeenie

    Posted on: 20/04/2024 at 7:00 am

    i cant think of any!


  19. User: CucksonA34

    Posted on: 20/04/2024 at 6:23 am

    Death In Sicily. This includes a series of three books in one about murder – entertaining, often funny, and usually have a twist at the end. The author also includes descriptions of Sicily’s terrain and food which I love.


  20. User: John Walker

    Posted on: 19/04/2024 at 11:03 pm

    For me it’s The Out of Office Girl from Nicola Doherty


  21. User: Patricia Barrett

    Posted on: 19/04/2024 at 10:40 pm

    Midnight in Sicily / Peter Robb


  22. User: Claire Hamilton

    Posted on: 19/04/2024 at 10:15 pm

    My favourite is A Ruby in her Navel by Barry Unsworth


  23. User: Adrian Bold

    Posted on: 19/04/2024 at 10:11 pm

    My Lemon Grove Summer by Jo Thomas


  24. User: Silver

    Posted on: 19/04/2024 at 7:51 pm

    Love Andrea Camilleri’s Inspector Salvo Montalbano books


  25. User: Sagrl

    Posted on: 19/04/2024 at 6:45 pm

    My Lemon Grove Summer


  26. User: Jan22

    Posted on: 19/04/2024 at 5:24 pm

    Inspector Montalbano books


  27. User: aspella

    Posted on: 19/04/2024 at 4:04 pm

    One Summer in Sicily by Nancy Barone.


  28. User: Angela Kelly

    Posted on: 19/04/2024 at 12:06 pm

    I don’t think I’ve read a book set in Sicily before but I do love a sun-drenched setting!



    Posted on: 19/04/2024 at 7:35 am

    Andrea Camilleri-and his Montalbano series of books. Always quirky, great cast of regular characters and perfect to ‘armchair visit’ Sicily!


  30. User: greengablecat

    Posted on: 19/04/2024 at 7:14 am

    Has to be The Godfather by Mario Puzo – such a classic and instantly takes you to Sicily


  31. User: Patricia Avery

    Posted on: 18/04/2024 at 10:51 pm

    A big fan of Susan Lewis books but I don’t recall any books I’ve read set in Sicily. I do however have a vague recollection of studying Shakespeare’s The Winters Tale in school over 6o year’s ago. I think one of the main characters was King of Sicily.


  32. User: Turtledove

    Posted on: 18/04/2024 at 10:35 am

    The Leopard by Giuseppe di Lampedusa. A bit of history woven into a good story adds extra appeal to me. There’s also something about people never properly learning from the past which adds an extra element of curiosity.


  33. User: Lesevans6

    Posted on: 18/04/2024 at 8:34 am

    Lonely Planet Sicily by Lonely Planet,
    I use Lonely Planet Books a Lot, I find them useful and informative.


  34. User: claire gray

    Posted on: 18/04/2024 at 7:55 am

    My Lemon Grove Summer by Jo Thomas is absolutely brilliant, it was that good I had to read it again!


  35. User: Elaine Saberi

    Posted on: 18/04/2024 at 6:56 am

    I’m afraid I don’t know any, but I would love to win this great prize


  36. User: Sheri

    Posted on: 17/04/2024 at 7:23 pm

    Midnight in Sicily


  37. User: Lisa Wilkinson

    Posted on: 17/04/2024 at 4:19 pm

    I don’t think I’ve read a book set in Sicily but I would love to. It looks like such a beautiful island


  38. User: Penelope Senior

    Posted on: 17/04/2024 at 2:33 pm

    All the Montalbano books by Camilleri and also The Leopard give a real insight into Sicily.


  39. User: Vicky Haining

    Posted on: 16/04/2024 at 6:24 pm

    I’ve never read a book set in Sicily, so this would be a good place to start!


  40. User: Maya Russell

    Posted on: 16/04/2024 at 4:43 am

    No favourite author but books set in Sicily generally have romance and intrigue set in them.


  41. User: Shellypunk

    Posted on: 14/04/2024 at 10:09 am

    My Lemon Grove Summer


  42. User: Darju76

    Posted on: 14/04/2024 at 5:34 am

    I enjoyed My Lemon Grove Summer by Jo Thomas


  43. User: wildchild

    Posted on: 13/04/2024 at 1:22 pm

    All the Andrea Camilleri and Stephen Sartarelli Montalbani books – really make you feel like you’re there with the sea breezes and stifling heat!


  44. User: dlsmall

    Posted on: 13/04/2024 at 12:01 pm

    I thought I had read at least one book set in Sicily, but nothing is ringing a bell in your database! I have certainly read a few Susan Lewis books before.


  45. User: Mary N

    Posted on: 12/04/2024 at 4:16 pm

    I can’t think of any books that I have read based on Sicily, but I would love to read one, especially by Susan Lewis as her writing makes you believe you are there.


  46. User: dana manning

    Posted on: 12/04/2024 at 1:47 pm

    I don’t know any books set in Siciliy


  47. User: SYLV

    Posted on: 12/04/2024 at 11:33 am



  48. User: Heather N

    Posted on: 11/04/2024 at 8:43 pm

    I’ve really enjoyed the Inspector Montalbano books


  49. User: Linda Acaster

    Posted on: 11/04/2024 at 8:34 pm

    I have never read any books based in Sicily but look forward to reading this one as I do enjoy Susan Lewis books.


  50. User: Rhoadsay

    Posted on: 11/04/2024 at 3:25 pm

    Books set in Sicily comp
    love the The Other End of the Line Andrea Camilleri,
    Great novel that breathes out the essence of Sicily, quirky characters,a fine mystery a pleasure to read


  51. User: Plumbobmummy

    Posted on: 11/04/2024 at 9:48 am

    I’m a fan of books by Jo Thomas. She sets her books in beautiful places. Her book, My Lemon Grove Summer, is set in Sicily.


  52. User: Sarah Buckenham

    Posted on: 11/04/2024 at 7:58 am

    It has to be Andrea Camilleri’s books!


  53. User: Joanne Baird

    Posted on: 11/04/2024 at 6:55 am

    I enjoyed Sue Moorcroft’s book An Italian Island Summer and Cathy Kelly’s Sisterhood both of which took place at least partly in Sicily.


  54. User: Margaret Gallagher

    Posted on: 11/04/2024 at 6:48 am

    A Ruby in Her Navel by Barry Unsworth

    The writing flowed full of beautiful thinks


  55. User: maria411

    Posted on: 10/04/2024 at 9:33 pm

    The Leopard by Giuseppe Tomasi di Lampedusa is a really good read


  56. User: Jen

    Posted on: 10/04/2024 at 9:16 pm

    My Lemon Grove Summer by Jo Thomas. Her books are always so descriptive that you feel as if you’re there!


  57. User: Posycosy

    Posted on: 10/04/2024 at 8:41 pm

    I like My Lemon Grove Summer by Jo Thomas. It’s such a lovely read and transports me to warmer climes immediately.


  58. User: Kenneth Walsh

    Posted on: 10/04/2024 at 6:02 pm

    looks like a good read


  59. User: Brenda Hackett

    Posted on: 10/04/2024 at 4:04 pm

    The Potter’s Field by Andrea Camilleri


  60. User: Alyson C

    Posted on: 10/04/2024 at 3:16 pm

    The Silent Duchess by Dacia Maraini was a great read.


  61. User: Greenblue12

    Posted on: 10/04/2024 at 2:15 pm

    I love A Ruby in Her Navel by Barry Unsworth about court intrigues and passions in 12th century Sicily.
    I also loved The Leopard by Guiseppe Di Lampedusa and Midnight in Sicily by Peter Rob which is a historical account of Sicilian life. I’d l9vely to read A Sicilian Man by Susan Lewis


  62. User: Laura Pritchard

    Posted on: 09/04/2024 at 2:54 pm

    I love The Sicilian by Mario Puzo!


  63. User: Gypsyqueen13

    Posted on: 09/04/2024 at 2:35 pm

    Several years ago I read A House in Sicily by Daphne Phelps. It’s a very interesting read and although written as a novel,it is actually a true story. Daphne inherited a house in Sicily shortly after the war. Such an interesting read which I may have to find and read again. It does make me want to travel to Sicily!


  64. User: Kim Murray

    Posted on: 09/04/2024 at 1:50 pm

    Haven’t read the books but do enjoy Inspector Montalbano on the tv think I might have to try the books.


  65. User: galadrial

    Posted on: 09/04/2024 at 12:16 pm

    The Villa in Sicily is a great read by Elise Darcy.


  66. User: lapsapchung

    Posted on: 09/04/2024 at 9:43 am

    The only book set in Sicily that I can recall reading is The Secret of Villa Alba, by Louise Douglas. As far as I can recall it didn’t teach me much about the place, except that it is very hilly with lots of remote areas and prone to earthquakes. It was more about the characters involved and their hidden stories


  67. User: Debbie Winstanley

    Posted on: 09/04/2024 at 9:23 am

    The Inspector Montalbano books are favourites of mine. Also I love Santa Montefiore’s books, many of which are set in Italy- none in Sicily though, unless I’m mistaken.


  68. User: clairew137

    Posted on: 09/04/2024 at 7:12 am

    I don’t know any!


  69. User: Denice

    Posted on: 08/04/2024 at 9:13 pm

    I’ve not read a book set in Sicily yet, I’d love to rectify that and read this one.


  70. User: Sheena Batey

    Posted on: 08/04/2024 at 8:51 pm

    Don’t think I have read any set in Sicily but loved A room with a view by E. M. Forster


  71. User: Tracey Poulter

    Posted on: 08/04/2024 at 5:12 pm

    Can’t think of any except The Godfather


  72. User: ckcsouthwest

    Posted on: 08/04/2024 at 5:11 pm

    I have read one of Andrea Camilleri’s Inspector Montalbano books and always try to read books set in places that I go to, but I haven’t yet been to Sicily. I have read quite a few books set in Italy – I think my favourite was My Brilliant friend by Elena Ferrante. When I went to Bologna last year I read The Girl from Bologna by Siobhan Daiko.


  73. User: Andrew Hindley

    Posted on: 08/04/2024 at 4:35 pm

    I enjoyed reading Secrets in Sicily by Penny Feeny


  74. User: Teresa Starr

    Posted on: 08/04/2024 at 3:03 pm

    I don’t think I’ve read any books set in Sicily, BUT if I ever get the chance to go there, I always like to read a book set in the country I’m visiting and I love detective crime fiction, I’d read The Shape of Water by Andrea Camilleri’s the first in the Inspector Montalbano series.


  75. User: Lisa22

    Posted on: 08/04/2024 at 9:02 am

    My Lemon Grove Summer by Jo Thomas is a favourite of mine.


  76. User: Susan Gilley

    Posted on: 08/04/2024 at 8:19 am

    A lovely book set in Sicily I have found is, Sweet Honey, Bitter Lemons: Travels in Sicily on a Vespa by Matthew Fort.
    I wouldn’t normally have chosen this book as it is narrated by a man. But I love a travel book and I love food. So this is a great combination. I loved the descriptions he painted verbally and I could taste the food. Perfect.


  77. User: lindarumsey

    Posted on: 08/04/2024 at 7:05 am

    Love her books. I’m not sure I’ve read any set in Sicily yet, but this sounds great.


  78. User: Leah Tonna

    Posted on: 08/04/2024 at 6:19 am

    Probably not the answer you expect, but Mary Taylor Simeti’s Sicilian Food is an old favourite cookbook, perfect to browse for Mediterranean food lovers like me. ( Time my made Caponata again!)


  79. User: Meggy

    Posted on: 07/04/2024 at 8:45 pm

    I love Jo Thomas’ books. She writes about many different places, including Sicily. My Lemon Grove Summer was an easy holiday read.

    Greta giveaway, I love all Susan Lewis novels.


  80. User: Quod

    Posted on: 07/04/2024 at 7:29 pm

    Andrea Camilleri’s Inspector Montalbano books Are wonderful


  81. User: OrchardBookClub

    Posted on: 07/04/2024 at 7:09 pm

    Sicily is a place I’ve always wanted to go, it looks truly stunning. I recently read My Lemon Grove Summer by Jo Thomas, I swear I could smell those lemons while I was reading!


  82. User: Janine

    Posted on: 07/04/2024 at 7:07 pm

    I enjoyed The Leopard by Giuseppe di Lampedusa