If you’re following ‘A Tuscan Legacy’, you’ll know the final book in the series, La Risposta, is releasing soon. In La Risposta you’ll learn the answers to the family mystery that has been developing through the 9-book series.
The stories span three continents, and are a cultural learning experience. The USA is a ‘foreign setting’ to me, being an Aussie. I’ve either visited or travelled by train through eleven US States, although I’ve never made it as far as the East Coast. One day I hope to see the Atlantic Ocean! Instead, I enjoy travelling to the eastern states in romance stories. Today I’m sharing my recommendation for Luna Rosa, set in D.C.
She loves the spotlight, he prefers backstage. Can they still play love’s duet?
Nick Carter’s career as a piano tuner and teacher keeps him off-stage and allows him plenty of time to compose music he has no intention of ever publishing. Enter Louisiana Chalfant, the new symphony pianist who embodies the word diva. She’s exactly the kind of woman Nick has vowed to avoid, but when they’re cajoled into playing a duet he finds there’s more to her than he first thought.
Louisiana settles into her temporary role with the symphony in Washington, D.C., glad for the reprieve from touring professionally. She’s astonished to discover immense talent in the handsome man who keeps her piano in tune. Practicing for a duet at church gives her the perfect opportunity to get to know the real Nick.
As they play together, Nick and Louisiana develop a friendship that begins to morph into something more, but what happens when their diverging goals threaten to upstage their love?
I loved reading Luna Rosa and exploring Washington D.C., a city I’ve always wanted to visit, with Nick and Louisiana. The first meeting between Nick and Louisiana is awkward. Louisiana soon realizes that Nick is her opposite. She has built a successful career and chases after her dreams without fear of failure.
Nick’s music is very personal and his compositions are from the heart. He teaches piano lessons and tunes pianos and hides away his musical compositions. If he doesn’t share his music with the world, he can’t be rejected and he can’t fail.
Louisiana’s go-getter approach to life challenges Nick to step outside his comfort zone. Their friendship evolves into a heartwarming and fun romance. Louisiana’s southern charm and enthusiasm for life is contagious and she works hard to draw out the real Nick.
Nick’s twin is the globe trotting Piero (Piero’s romance story is in Bella Notte, Book 5). In Luna Rosa we gain an insight into the American branch of the Rossi family. The next book in the series, Rapsodia, features the romance of Nick’s older brother, Marco, in their home state of Texas. I highly recommend Luna Rosa to readers who enjoy contemporary romance.
Full disclosure: I enjoyed writing Sienna’s story (Solo Tu, Book 7) for A Tuscan Legacy and becoming immersed in the Tuscan Legacy story world.
Have you been following the Tuscan Legacy series? Do you like travelling to foreign places in fiction books? I’d love to hear your thoughts and experiences.