Audiobook enthusiasts who enjoy a heartwarming romance, compellingly presented, will appreciate this story of family angst, secrets, and a curse that dooms second-born sisters to a life without love. Aunt Poppy, who is charmingly eccentric, but, alas, a family outcast, takes her grandnieces, Emilia and Lucy (both second daughters), on an eight-day tour of Italy. Narrator Carlotta Brentan presents Emilia's account. Hers is a young voice that sounds eager for adventure. Kathleen Garrett offers Poppy's story, which is at once heartrending and life affirming. Garrett's voice is low pitched, raspy, and gently accented. Her portrayal of Poppy's great love, Rico, is convincingly male. So listen, laugh, cry, ride in gondolas, climb church steps, and rejoice in enduring love. D.L.G. © AudioFile 2020, Portland, Maine [Published: DECEMBER 2020]
Trade Ed. Penguin Audio 2020
DD ISBN 9780593165669 $22.50
Library Ed. Books on Tape 2020
DD ISBN 9780593165676 $95.00
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