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A Village in Time-bookcover

By: Penny Pecorelli

A Village in Time

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Sam, a young English artist, embarks on a fresh start at her uncle’s art gallery in Naples, only to find herself in the midst of the timeless saying, ‘The course of true love never runs smoothly.’ Her path crosses with Federico, a dedicated doctor and the cousin of her best friend, Giulia. An unexpected meeting in a picturesque Italian hill village near Naples leads Sam to fall in love, but doubts linger about Federico’s feelings. Complicating matters is another woman in his life and his difficult mother, leaving Sam to question whether Federico is sincere or simply leading her on.

As Sam navigates the complexities of her romantic life, her artistic career flourishes with the support of her uncle and his partner. She also finds a sense of belonging and connection with Giulia’s family, embracing the community spirit and traditional values in Giulia’s village. Her involvement with the local school where Giulia teaches further deepens her bond with Italy and its people.

This story captures the essence of a young woman’s journey through love and self-discovery, set against the vibrant backdrop of Italian culture, tradition, and the art world.


Penny Pecorelli has published many articles and short stories over the years and has broadcast on the radio. She lives in England with her Italian husband, but they have a house in Italy which they and their family visit frequently. Penny is passionate about the traditions and culture of Italy. This is her first novel, based on the little hill village in the south of Italy where her husband was born.

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