Romantic Novelists' Association

The Temptation of Gracie

Santa Montefiore

Simon & Schuster

The Romantic Novel of the Year Awards

The Historical Romantic Novel Award 2019

Sponsored by Goldsboro Books

About the book

Never give up on your dreams, no matter how long you hold on to them . . .

When Gracie Burton stumbles upon an advertisement for a week-long cookery course in the heart of the Tuscan countryside,she cannot resist, and ploughs her life savings into the trip.

Her only family – daughter Carina and granddaughter Anastasia – are hesitant about what has prompted this seemingly random venture. But they have no sense of Gracie’s past; of what could possibly be calling her to Italy. They have no idea that Gracie is harbouring the secret of an extraordinary life that preceded them . . .