Piazza Carousel: A Florence Love Story, Jule Selbo

Contemporary Fiction, Literature & Fiction, Romance, Women's Fiction

Lyn Bennett has arrived in historic Florence, Italy to discover details of her mother’s past as one of the city’s beloved Mud Angels – a group of volunteers who helped save Florence’s art during the 1966 flood. When she is shocked by a betrayal of those closest to her, Lyn takes a hard look at her expectations of love and fidelity – and how she has made decisions in her life. New friend, Matteo, a curator in the restoration office of the Uffizi Museum, becomes a conduit to uncovering secrets of her mother’s past. He, along with the city of Florence, with its pride, strength and beauty, inspire her to open her heart again.

Piazza Carousel is a beautiful novel that weaves themes of romance, art, and love against the stunning backdrop of the city of Florence and I have to admit, I am in love. Piazza Carousel: A Florence Love Story is a beautiful, enchanting, endearing book that captured my attention from the very early pages thanks to the magnificent themes and characters. As I read Piazza Carousel, I found myself addicted to the point where I did not want to put it down and when I did, I longed for it, and this shows us, readers, that Piazza Carousel is a charming novel that is not to be missed.

Piazza Carousel follows the protagonist of the story Lyn Bennett as she arrives in the beautiful city of Florence. Lyn has arrived in this glorious city as she longs to discover the details of her mothers past when she lived in Florence; her mother is notorious as she is one of the city’s beloved Mud Angels. The Mud Angels were a precious group of people who saved valuable art during a horrific flood that ravaged the city in the 1960’s. However, Lyn’s trip when she arrives is not a smooth one as soon she is betrayed by a friend she thought she could trust and this, in turn, starts a chain of events. The reader will follow Lyn on her journey of discovery to discover who she truly is; we will follow her as she meets Matteo, a handsome curator, and we will follow her as she uncovers the secrets of her mothers past all whilst a romance is blooming between Lyn and Matteo and let me tell you now book lovers, all of these themes combined make Piazza Carousel a truly stunning novel that all romance lovers will fall madly in love with!

The story of Piazza Carousel is a moving one as it is essentially a character study of a young woman’s life as she discovers herself and the past of her mother that will both enlighten and surprise her. The story written between these pages make for a breath-taking read, it is the kind of novel that would make for the perfect indie movie as it takes the reader on a stunning journey all across the backdrop of one of the most incredible cities in the world.

Jule Selbo, the author of this magnificent book, has floored me with her flawless talent for writing literature as well as her descriptive powers. Her descriptions of Florence are stunning and will make the reader feel as if you are right there in the quaint but bustling city. You will feel as if you are smelling and tasting the foods, breathing in the brisk air and lastly interacting with the people. To achieve this in any novel, let alone a romance novel is difficult so already I have to applaud Selbo for her magnificent talent.

As I am a huge lover of romance, as well as Florence and even art, it is no surprise that I have fallen madly in love with this incredible book. Its moving story which is exciting and incredibly addictive really touched me, and so I have no choice but to award this stunning book a dazzling Five Stars as it deserves this and so much more! So please, if you are a reader who adores romance and contemporary fiction then Piazza Carousel is a novel that demands to be read by you as it is truly sensational!

Thank you so much for reading book lovers! I appreciate it so much and love discussing wonderful books with all of you so please, comment below and let me know your thoughts on Piazza Carousel; do you see yourself reading this book? Let me know all of those brilliant thoughts of yours below! Thank you so much again for reading!  

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So wonderful to get an in-depth review and kudos about the book, Piazza Carousel: A Florence Love Story. Thank you! I wrote the book over two years, I was teaching in Florence Italy and fell in love with its history and beauty and pride in itself. The story of the Mud Angels in 1966 really struck me and I knew I wanted to write it about. I love books that take me to a place and immerse me that place, so wanted to do that also in this book – the food, the people, the art and the romance of… Read more »

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