Published: June 2014
'A true feast for the senses' Jenny Ashcroft, author of Beneath a Burning Sky
The scent of freshly baked biscuits, lemon and aniseed reminds Elettra of her mother's kitchen. But her mother is in a coma, and the family bakery is failing. Elettra is distraught; she has many unanswered questions about her mother's childhood - Edda was a secretive woman. The only clue is a family heirloom: a necklace inscribed with the name of an island.
Elettra buys a one-way ticket to that island, just off the coast of Sardinia. Once there, she discovers a community of women, each lost in their own way. They live in a crumbling convent, under threat from the local mayor and his new development plan. It is within the convent's dark corridors and behind its secret doors that Elettra discovers a connection to her mother's past. She also falls in love again: with friendship, baking and adventure.
Readers love The Little Italian Bakery:
'This book is like a refreshing shot of limoncello; zesty, fresh and mouthwatering!'
'A beautifully written book which I loved from the first page'
'It transports you away to a wonderful setting filled with tantalising scents and experiences and really makes you want to book a holiday'
'A lovely, uplifting, feel-good story that I literally devoured in one sitting'
'This book is one that touches the soul'
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