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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 best-selling author Jennifer Probst.

Workaholic, career-obsessed Francesca is fiercely independent and successful in all areas of 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.

©2021 Jennifer Probst (P)2021 Penguin Audio

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2021-05-05

Absolutely awesome!!!

I loved this book! It was such a realistic story of mothers and daughters and the love that they have for each other. I absolutely enjoyed this book!

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  • Sarah Centrella
  • 2021-02-21

Lovely tour of Italy

Being obsessed with Italy, this book was lovely to her through Italy, with all the elements you love. There’s love food, art all of it! I really enjoyed this listen.

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  • Sandy Edwards
  • 2021-02-06

Really good listen

Audible listen. I really enjoyed the three generations of women and their stories. All so different in personality and life issues. Mother daughter healings are involved. The trip to Italy was wonderful and of course, a little romance for the ladies. Great narrators!

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  • Tracy Gonzalez
  • 2021-02-03

Absolutely wonderful!!

What a wonderful, emotional and spectacular story!! The narration was absolutely perfect! I could feel the connection to every character!!

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  • Jackie D
  • 2021-02-01

Get ready for the perfect trip!

I’m not one that writes many reviews but I had to take a minute to write this one.
The Italian Summer will take you from the highs of a teenage girl trying to find herself to an absentee mother who thinks she doing the best she can. Then the grandmother who sees the problems with her girls and knows it need to be fixed. Toss in first time love for both mother and daughter along with the grandmother who gets the trip she always wanted and you have the best story ever.

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  • barb
  • 2021-01-15

Beautiful

I loved this story! It wasn't what I expected but it was so much better. I love Jennifer's books. This is possibly my favorite of them all. The views of life, work, school, motherhood and family dynamics were beautifully told by 3 generations of complicated woman. It felt like I went to Italy with friends. I witnessed first love, a mature romance and 3 lovely family members learning to understand each other better. It made me feel a lot of emotions but mostly it just made me happy. Also it made me want to see Italy with Enzo as our tour guide. 🙂