One Italian Summer: A Novel

Written by:
Rebecca Serle
Narrated by:
Lauren Graham

Unabridged Audiobook

Release Date
March 2022
6 hours 21 minutes

In this “magical trip worth taking” (Associated Press), the New York Times bestselling author of In Five Years returns with a powerful novel about the transformational love between mothers and daughters set on the breathtaking Amalfi Coast.

When Katy’s mother dies, she is left reeling. Carol wasn’t just Katy’s mom, but her best friend and first phone call. She had all the answers and now, when Katy needs her the most, she is gone. To make matters worse, their planned mother-daughter trip of a lifetime looms: to Positano, the magical town where Carol spent the summer right before she met Katy’s father. Katy has been waiting years for Carol to take her, and now she is faced with embarking on the adventure alone.

But as soon as she steps foot on the Amalfi Coast, Katy begins to feel her mother’s spirit. Buoyed by the stunning waters, beautiful cliffsides, delightful residents, and, of course, delectable food, Katy feels herself coming back to life.

And then Carol appears—in the flesh, healthy, sun-tanned, and thirty years old. Katy doesn’t understand what is happening, or how—all she can focus on is that she has somehow, impossibly, gotten her mother back. Over the course of one Italian summer, Katy gets to know Carol, not as her mother, but as the young woman before her. She is not exactly who Katy imagined she might be, however, and soon Katy must reconcile the mother who knew everything with the young woman who does not yet have a clue.

“Rebecca Serle is known for her powerful stories that tug at the heartstrings—and her latest is just as unforgettable” (Woman’s World) as it effortlessly shows us how to move on after loss, and how the people we love never truly leave us.
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Gina W

Fantastic book with rich narration, full of exquisite details! My mouth watered over the food descriptions. I could find myself in the beautiful Italy coasts and courtyards. Truly a great love story. I dream about visiting Positano now!!! I loved this book!!!

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Susan S.

I wanted to love this book! But, the main character was so annoying. I thought I would love Lauren Graham narrating but she just isn’t suited for it. Skip!

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Hard to understand how it made NY best sellers list. Is the authors intent for me to dislike the main character Katie till the very end

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really sweet read, I love time-travel related books. The narrator was great.

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I didn’t enjoy the narration at all ! Story was sweet.

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Kay B.

I liked this book. My daughter recommended it. Makes me want to go to the Amalfi Coast.

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Barbara O.

Good plot and very descriptive. Lauren was pretty good narrating.

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Heartwarming story.

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Wow! Rebecca Serle did it again! What a beautiful, touching and magical story! And having it narrated by one of my favorite actresses ever, Lauren Graham, was a real treat. I highly recommend this to anyone!

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