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Best review ever!

By November 4, 2012February 17th, 2019Nicky's Novels

A fantastic review of When In Rome written by author Wendy Holden just appeared in the UK’s Daily Mail newspaper. Here’s what she had to say:

I loved this book so much I could hardly wait to get to the computer to type its praises. And as I have a broken arm at the moment, you can take that as the most ringing of endorsements.

The poverty-stricken life of Serafina is transformed after she lands a job as PA to Betty Lanza, wife of Fifties Italian singing sensation Mario.

I don’t know about you, but there’s absolutely nothing I like better than what I call ‘governess’ novels – about self-effacing  servants of the famous, wealthy and capricious. This book has inside-track glamour in spades, and all the colour of La Dolce Vita-period Rome.

But there’s an irresistible layer of melancholy, too, as Serafina struggles to relate to the family she has left behind, and witnesses at first-hand the decline of the once all-conquering Lanzas. An original subject and beautifully handled. Brava, Nicky.


Nicky Pellegrino

Author Nicky Pellegrino

Nicky Pellegrino writes novels that take her readers to Italy. They are filled with food, friendship, love and the kinds of people who will feel like they’re your friends. Nicky has an Italian father, grew up in England and now lives in Auckland, New Zealand where she spends a lot of time cooking, eating and riding horses. Somehow she has still managed to write 11 best-selling books.

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