Italian for Beginners by Kristin Harmel

italianReviewed by Kathleen Josephson

Italian For Beginners by Kristin Harmel is a perfect example of the Chick Lit genre. It has a woman of thirty-five who is in the process of finding herself. After being embarrassed at her younger sister’s wedding because she doesn’t have a steady man in her life, Cat meets a man who appeals to her. They have one wonderful evening together until mention was made of his Mother-in-law and his daughter. Without giving him a chance to explain, she goes off on a trip to Italy in search of a man she had met there when she was seventeen.

This doesn’t work out but she spends an exciting month getting to know Rome, taking pictures of all the famous spots and even getting to meet her aunt. This helped resolve some issues that she had with her now deceased mother who had left her husband and children when Cat was twelve.

The trip to Rome was life changing when Cat decided to take a few risks. Of course the story came to a happy conclusion as these types of stories usually do.

I would recommend this book to all those who enjoy a light fluffy story. It had just enough depth to keep it from being boring and a few tender moments which almost brought a lump to my throat and a tear to my eyes.

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