Tuesday 3 May 2022

Six Days In Rome by Francesca Giacco | Blog Tour Book Review

[ad/gifted - I received a copy of this book for the purpose of this review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.]

Six Days In Rome by Francesca Giacco
Star rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐
Publisher: Headline 
Publication date: 3rd May 2022

Emilia, an artist, arrives in Rome alone. What was supposed to be a romantic trip has, with the sudden end of her relationship, become a solitary one.

Six days lie ahead. She wanders the streets, surrendering herself to the music, food and beauty of the city.

But when she meets John, an American living out a seemingly idyllic existence in Rome, their instant connection challenges how she sees her past, her family and herself. As their intimacy deepens, can Emilia begin to imagine life anew?

This book is stunning and I cannot believe that it is a debut novel for this author.

Emilia has broken up with her boyfriend of two years, Michael, and travels alone to Rome which was the trip that the two of them had planned for his birthday. The chapters are split into days, meaning that they are very long, I much prefer shorter chapters but I still found times that I could naturally stop at if I had something else to do.

Emilia is an artist and is very observant. Being alone in this country causes her to notice what is around her, and reflect on her own life. Her relationship with Michael, her family life with her parents and brother Jack, and evaluate that. I was very surprised by the reason that Emilia and Michael split up and felt heartbroken for her.

Whilst on this trip, Emilia meets John, an American expat. He challenges her to face her relationships and memories in a different way.

The chapters won't be for everyone, they weave very easily between past and present but I thought this was beautiful. Seeing Rome through our narrators eyes was wonderful and I honestly felt like booking a flight there whilst reading. 

An absolutely gorgeous read and proof that novels don't need a massive plot or twists and turns. This book is full of emotion which carries it.


A massive thank you to Headline for having me on the blog tour. You can find information about the other bloggers taking part in the tour in the graphic below.

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