Wednesday, 9 March 2016
Release Date: 8th March 2014
Publisher: Thornberry Publishing UK
Publisher: Thornberry Publishing UK
Genres: Romancea Rafflecopter giveaway
Fashion designer Thérèse D’Alesandro has recently moved into Higher Padbury Manor with daughter Felica and stepson Marco. Joining forces with Ella Benedict’s exclusive functions venue Lawns at Little Court, she is about to open a bridal boutique.
Working in London where he manages his father’s European restaurant chain, Marco has both the looks and charm to guarantee him any woman; any woman, that is, except the one he wants: Ella’s niece Charlotte. Marco knows he should walk away as she’s already involved with rock star Christian Rosetti and is the most rude and argumentative female he has ever encountered, but Charlotte has sparked strong feelings within him; feelings which despite her attitude, he senses she is also experiencing.
Recently returned from abroad and now working for her father’s record company, Lucy Benedict has discovered Christian’s guilty secrets – ones he has been keeping safely hidden from her cousin Charlotte. Determined to cause mischief and at the same time settle her own score with the arrogant star, she sets in motion a chain of events which sees Charlotte eventually beginning a relationship with Marco.
Rossana Caravello, the D’Alesandros’s newly-arrived house guest, is due to inherit the one of Italy’s premier vineyards on her eighteenth birthday. Aware they would make an excellent addition to her husband Gianlucca’s international business portfolio and eager to bring them into his possession, Thérèse sets about engineering a match between Rossana and Marco, determined nothing will stand in her way… including Charlotte.
From rural West Somerset to the glorious rolling landscape of Tuscany and the Italian Lakes THE OTHER SIDE OF MORNING is a story of love, betrayal, deception and ultimate sacrifice.
Charlotte Kendrick knows that her relationship with rock god Christian Rosetti is on a downward spiral. He has turned into an obnoxious, overbearing male diva. Charlotte is feeling very confused and this is further compounded by the arrival of Marco D'Alesandro. He is quiet and unassuming and totally unaware of the effect he has on the female population. Charlotte attempts to fight the attraction she feels for him. His stepmother however has big plans for Marco in the form of Rosanna, a young Italian heiress.
I totally loved this book. I first met the characters when I read Between Today and Yesterday and fell in love with them then. It was great to see how some of them have moved forward with their lives and matured. That being said, The Other Side of Morning can be read as a stand alone book. Again Joanna Lambert has woven a complex web of love, passion and a cracking story with the next generation in this music dynasty! Full of interesting characters, strong and smart women and a couple of villainous females who are intent on doing whatever it takes to get their own way, this wonderful family saga will have you engrossed and you will be hooked from page one. Charlotte and Marco's attraction jumps right off the page and I think I might have a new book boyfriend! That man is hot! And rich! And did I mention hot?
Through The Other Side of Morning, Joanna Lambert takes us into a world of wealth and the sort of privileged lifestyle we can only dream about. But, even the wealthy are not immune to having their heart broken. And, they don't always get their own way. Marco's stepmother Therese was delightfully wicked and just the sort of character every book needs - someone we love to hate! I'd highly recommend The Other Side of Morning.
*This review first appeared on my blog in 2014.
ABOUT JOANNA LAMBERT
Born and raised in rural Wiltshire, Jo grew up with a love of books and a vivid imagination. As a child she enjoyed creating her own stories and reading them to her friends. College, work and eventually marriage meant writing was kept very much as a hobby. Her career as a board level PA eventually moved into management and it wasn’t until 2009 that she finally realised her long term goal of publishing her first novel - When Tomorrow Comes.
Juggling work and writing, three other connected books - Love Lies and Promises, The Ghost of You and Me and Between Today and Yesterday - followed. They became collectively known as the Little Court Series.
In 2013 she decided to give up full time work to concentrate on her writing. Two books have been written since - The Other Side of Morning, which finally wrapped up the Little Court Series and Summer Moved On, book one of a two-part love story set in South Devon. Although you can find her characters in glamorous locations like Italy, Grand Cayman, Bali and Australia, the core of her writing remains with village life, an environment she knows and loves. When she isn’t writing, she reviews for Hodder and Stoughton, Brook Cottage Books and NetGalley. Jo lives in a village on the eastern edge of Bath with her husband, one small grey feline called Mollie and a green MGB GT. She loves travel, red wine and rock music.
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