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  • Location: Milan, Lake Garda, Italy

Italy Ever After

Italy Ever After

Why a Booktrail?

2000s: a sizzling, sun-baked love story set on the banks of Lake Garda

  • Genre: Romance

What you need to know before your trail

TV journalist Lou feels battered and bruised after her divorce from Phil, the father of her daughter Edie. Her confidence and sense of fun have steadily been drained away, and she isn’t sure who she is any more.

When the opportunity arises to accompany Edie on a music camp in Italy for a month in the summer, Lou jumps at the chance for new adventures, new horizons and new friends. The hazy warmth of the summer sun, shining brightly over the stunning Lake Garda, slowly brings Lou back to life.

Nick Romano, Edie’s music teacher, loves being home in Italy, but coaching his students for their concert in Milan, is bringing back difficult memories. His blossoming friendship with Lou is the perfect distraction, although a summer fling would be easier to conduct without the scrutiny of his mother Greta, not to mention the interference of his extended Italian family.

As the summer passes, full of sunshine and breath-taking scenery, gelato and delicious feasts, Lou and Nick get ever closer. But as the time for farewell creeps up on them, will they be able to say goodbye and leave their memories behind in the Italian sun, or can a summer romance last a lifetime?

Travel Guide

Booktrail it around Italy with Leonie Mack

Lake Garda

The best location of the novel really. Sun and cocktails on the banks of the lake and stunning views that come across well in the novel. A nice visit to lakeside towns and village too which is different and you get to see a few gorgeous places with their terracotta roofs.


What a city to explore in a novel and what a city to have a music camp? The city is explored, the ice cream is eaten and there’s even time for a visit to the Piazza del Duomo.

You’ll be dreaming about many Italian lakeside villages and cities after this!

BookTrail Boarding Pass:  Italy Ever After

Destination/location: Lake Garda, Milan  Author/guide: Leonie Mack Departure Time: 2000s

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