'A true feast for the senses' Jenny Ashcroft
'A bit of sunshine and romance and a whiff of ethereal mystery. What's not to like?' Trip Fiction
'A feel-good read' Hello
The scent of freshly baked biscuits, lemon and aniseed reminds Elettra of her mother's kitchen . . .
But her mother, Edda, is in a coma and the family bakery is failing.
Elettra has many unanswered questions about Edda's childhood - the only clue is a family heirloom: a necklace inscribed with the name of an island.
Elettra buys a one-way ticket to that island, just off the coast of Sardinia. Once there, she discovers a community of women, each lost in their own way, and eventually finds a way back to the past and herself. She also falls in love again: with friendship, baking and adventure.
**Features real recipes throughout including aniseed bread, rose- and honey-infused wine and spiced biscuits**
Readers love The Little Italian Bakery:
'This book is like a refreshing shot of limoncello; zesty, fresh and mouthwatering!'
'A beautifully written book which I loved from the first page'
'It transports you away to a wonderful setting filled with tantalising scents and experiences and really makes you want to book a holiday'
'A lovely, uplifting, feel-good story that I literally devoured in one sitting'
'This book is one that touches the soul'
Valentina Cebeni was born in Italy. She is a passionate reader with a background in the classics. Since her teenage years, Valentina has cultivated her love of writing with the discipline of a Tibetan monk, determined to explore the recesses of the human soul through her characters. She currently lives in Rome.