About Me I am a retired librarian and I now support books and authors through my reviews.

I have always loved to read and I was able to share that love through my work as a public librarian for 22 1/2 years. I now promote literacy by reading, and then writing reviews. I love to support authors by sharing my reviews with others!

Thursday, October 22, 2020

From Rome With Love by Kate Lloyd

From Rome With Love


Lucy Goff's new job caring for the quirky daughter of a wealthy Seattle couple comes with an unexpected perk: being whisked off to Rome the week before Christmas. Putting up with fifteen-year-old Tabatha's mood swings, not to mention Lucy's own fear of flying, is worth the opportunity to explore The Eternal City.

But Lucy's dreams of a relaxing European vacation are upended almost as soon as they arrive. Tabatha's parents disappear, and Tabatha herself turns out to be more than a handful. The only person Lucy can turn to is Mario, the smooth and handsome Italian who volunteers to be their personal tour guide. Can she trust him? And what about Brad, the old boyfriend who wants to pick up where they left off?

When a mysterious painting opens up painful family secrets, it seems as though Lucy's romantic holiday is over for good. Instead, she must confront not only her employers, but also her own feelings about love and loyalty. Is she ready to see that Christmas is just the beginning.


From Rome With Love has everything that I enjoy in a book: likeable characters, a fantastic setting, an intriguing plot with a hint of mystery, and a promising romance that leaves you wanting more. Lucy Goff's job as a nanny for a sometimes obnoxious fifteen-year-old teenager sends her on a trip to Rome and exposes her to a world filled with beautiful landmarks, a mystery surrounding a stolen art collection, and the attention of an intriguing Italian stranger. Will Lucy be content returning to an inattentive boyfriend in Seattle? Are there more adventures awaiting her with the irresistible Mario?

I've never been to Rome and seeing it through Lucy's eyes allowed me to roam this wonderful city during the magical Christmas season. Kate Lloyd swept me away and gave me an exciting escape and isn't this what a good author does? I thoroughly enjoyed From Rome With Love and I recommend it to anyone who enjoys contemporary romantic fiction.

I received a complimentary copy of this book but there was no obligation to post a favorable review. These are my own thoughts. 

My rating: 4 of 5 stars


Bestselling author Kate Lloyd is a passionate observer of human relationships. A native of Baltimore, Kate spends time with family and friends in Lancaster County, PA, the inspiration for her novels Leaving Lancaster, Pennsylvania Patchwork, and Forever Amish, the third book in the Legacy of Lancaster Trilogy, and also A Letter from Lancaster County and Starting from Scratch. Her Kindle novella An Unexpected Christmas Gift is available for preorder. Kate and her husband live in the Pacific Northwest, the setting for Kate's first novel, A Portrait of Marguerite. Kate studied art, art history, and Italian in college. She's worked a variety of jobs, including restaurateur and car salesman. Kate enjoys travel and walking with her camera in hand.

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