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Landing in Italy to be reunited with her dead mothers family was the last thing Mia wanted to do but she had to obey her father and as it was his last wish she didn’t really have a choice. Hurting and feeling so sad she spends her time cleaning and categorising the contents of an old shop, this makes her feel useful and it was good to use some of her training as an archeologist. The owner handsome Salvatore spends more time with her, then taking her on a beautiful day trip to Naples. Mia likes him but she knows she will leave as soon as she gets the call from her stepmother telling her to come home so the two of them can bury her father, so there was no point getting attached to Salvatore but a casual fling would help pass the time. What she didn’t count on was that his feelings were not at all casual.

Finding herself and her relationships with everybody was hard, she was on a journey of self discovery but will she like what she finds out about herself?

This is a story written from the heart that spans countries and ideas, will Mia find the answers to her life and where she goes from here?

I really liked this and it was brilliant to read a well written love story with a difference as nothing is easy in love. The setting in Italy sounded gorgeous and you could just picture the view from the descriptions written here.

I like this author A.L.Michael so will be looking out for the next book.



If you are anywhere near Canterbury on the 16th December then pop along and meet Julie Wassmer.  For that book loving relation these are ideal and you get it signed as well.


This is not actually in Folkestone but on the road out of Hawkinge, it is the old butterfly centre.  But it is well worth the drive or bus as it stops outside.  It stretches back and is full of just about everything you could think to put in your garden.  Reasonably priced plants and shrubs ready for planting.  I got myself some Clematis which were only £2.99 so a bargain.

The Groves restaurant is large with outside seating as well.  I had the cream tea which was delicious and I got a good two full cups of tea out the pot.  Choice of jams in cute little pots and of course the cream.  Next time I will try the ploughman’s as that looked very nice.


Even if you are just going for a drive this is a lovely place to pop into as there is so much to see and also it is nice to buy some different things for friends birthdays, which I did but cannot mention as she reads my blog.

So, even though Wyevale has closed in town we now have a bigger and better garden centre to stock our gardens from.  When you go here mention that you saw my blog please.



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The time has come round again for the Blogging Awards. I cannot imagine what it must feel like to win something like this and I guess it is a bit like the lottery and I will always be dreaming of winning, BUT you could nominate my blog if you wanted to just by clicking on the link above and filling in this URL for my blog which is: https://karenswritingblog.wordpress.com

I have been given many awards that are all on my blog and every single one means the world to me but for me blogging keeps me thinking and the people I have met since starting to write again have been fabulous. I thank you all for reading, for commenting and for following me on my various social media sites. Please drop by my website and say hi or send in a pic for the gallery, I would love to see your Spring gardens or your children’s works of art. If you want to send in your poems or short stories (under 2,000 words) then please do and we will have a little vote for the most entertaining ones. http://nannycool.com