The Secret Love Letters Of Olivia Moretti by Jennifer Probst | Book Review

Now that I am in my mid thirties, I like to hunker down with a good woman’s fiction book from time to time. The Secret Love Letters Of Olivia Moretti by Jennifer Probst absolutely fit the bill. I mean, I should have know to expectat that after really enjoying Our Italian Summer. This book also has a significant chunk – the vast majority 0f the story taking place in Italy. It has family secrets, a love story, and a spectacular setting — plus sisters. So you know, SOLD. 

Olivia Moretti has passed away at the age of 64 from a brief illness. As her daughters are sorting her things, they come across a box. Within the box are letters and also a deed to a house in Positano, Italy. The three women – Pris, Dev, and Bailey fly to Italy together to learn more about the house as well as to unravel their mother’s story. While in Positano, the three who have been estranged reunite and rekindle their relationships with each other. It took going to a new continent to bridge that distance. They also end up really taking hard looks at what they want out of life and move toward those goals while also trying to find out who the mysterious R of Oliva’s letters is.

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Jennifer Probst’s The Secret Love Letters Of Olivia Moretti was a really captivating book for me. The pacing was spot on — I never felt too bored or like the book was going too slow. The portions set in the past during Olivia’s girlhood were my favorite. I liked that there were some tough choices that had to be made. Also, I liked the three sisters and how they ended up finding their way back to each other. Family is something I really value so I appreciated seeing that within this book. Now, I do think some of the characterizations were a bit surface level – as in leaning into the archetypes. Still, I did have a tough time setting this book down. Overall, this was a great distraction for me.

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April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.
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April is in her 30s and created Good Books And Good Wine. She works for a non-profit. April always has a book on hand. In her free time she can be found binge watching The Office with her husband and toddler, spending way too much time on Pinterest or exploring her neighborhood.

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