Two feuding families, two love stories - and a lot of delicious Italian food. Pieta Martinelli's sister is getting married. Since she is a bridal designer it falls to her to make the wedding gown. But Pieta is distracted by a series of unanswered questions.
Why is her father feuding with another Italian in the neighbourhood?
Why is her mother so faded and sad? And could the man she's always held a torch for really be getting married to someone else?
As Pieta stitches and beads her sister's wedding gown she uncovers the secrets that have made her family what it is and that stand between her and happiness. THE ITALIAN WEDDING is a feast of food and love. It's about discovering who your parents really are. And who you really want to be.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 400 pages
- Publisher: Orion Publishing Co
- Publication Date: 25/06/2009
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780752883915
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Review by nicx27
This is the story of Pieta Martinelli, a young bridal designer living with her parents and sister in London. As the story Aprogresses she comes to realise that she knows hardly anything about her parents, how they met and their life together. As Pieta sews the intricate beads onto her sister's wedding dress, her mother starts to tell her story of going to Italy, meeting her father and how they started their life together.I thought this was a lovely story. I found it to be an easy read, and very pleasurable. It was just a nice story of family life and I particularly loved the bits in which Pieta's mother talks about Italy. The descriptions were very evocative and I could almost imagine I was there.I'm already looking forward to reading another of this author's books.
Review by Pip1
Nice read but no depth
Review by kiwifortyniner
Enjoyable if you just want something light to read.