Our Italian Summer by Jennifer Probst


Three generations of women in the Ferrari family must heal the broken pieces of their lives on a trip of a lifetime through picturesque Italy from New York Times bestselling author Jennifer Probst

Workaholic, career-obsessed Francesca is fiercely independent and successful in all areas of her life except one: family. She struggles to make time for her relationship with her teenage daughter, Allegra, and the two have become practically strangers to each other. When Allegra hangs out with a new crowd and is arrested for drug possession, Francesca gives in to her mother’s wish that they take one epic summer vacation to trace their family roots in Italy. She just never expected to face a choice that might change the course of her life. . .

Allegra wants to make her grandmother happy, but she hates the idea of forced time with her mother and vows to fight every step of the ridiculous tour, until a young man on the verge of priesthood begins to show her the power of acceptance, healing, and the heartbreaking complications of love.

Sophia knows her girls are in trouble. A summer filled with the possibility for change is what they all desperately need. Among the ruins of ancient Rome, the small churches of Assisi, and the rolling hills of Tuscany, Sophia hopes to show her girls that the bonds of family are everything, and to remind them that they can always lean on one another, before it’s too late.


Francesca is a workaholic like her father was. She is very successful in her advertising career. However, she struggles tremendously with her relationship with her daughter, Allegra.

Francesca’s mother, Sophia, is determined to keep her family together and happy. She knows the girls just need to get away and reconnect. Sophia decides a summer in Italy is just the thing.

Talk about taking you on a trip to Italy. This book takes you all over the place and I felt like I experienced everything the characters did. The author did a fabulous job with this setting.

I did feel the story moved a little slow in spots. But, the setting and the characters really kept me entertained, especially Francesca’s fall down the steps! You will have to read this to find out!

This is a tale which is about healing relationships and realizing what is important. Plus, with the backdrop of Italy, just makes it a wonderful escape!

Need an escape to Italy! This is it!

I received this novel from the publisher for a honest review.

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