I first heard about the book, The Invitation, via Twitter and it looked and sounded so wonderful that I entered a competition to win one of their fabulous boxes - and it looks even better in real life!
The world’s darkest hour had made her a ghost. Only he can see the light…
Rome, 1953: Hal and Stella meet by chance, two outcasts in a city far from home. Or perhaps it was the hand of the gods that night as the Eternal City welcomed the beautiful elite to its rooftops. It’s a bright awakening for Hal, he believes he’s found the love of his life – his Stella, his star.
To his dismay, the mysterious girl disappears as quickly as she swept in, and Hal’s life as a journalist falls back into its familiar routine. But when he’s asked by an Italian Contessa to assist on a trip of a lifetime – acting as the reporter on a tremendous yacht, skimming its way along the Italian Riviera towards Cannes film festival, the most famous movie stars and directors of the day as its cargo – Hal can’t believe his good fortune. Especially when a familiar beauty becomes passenger.
Yet not all that glitters is gold, for many secret histories lurk beneath the surface of these Bright Young Things. Stella is bound to a powerful and profoundly dangerous man, and as Hal’s obsession grows with every passing wave, they sail closer towards a tragic fate . . .
Hardcover, 448 pages
Expected publication: July 14th 2016 by HarperCollins UK
So excited to start reading this book really soon as it sounds like such an stunningly, epic love story full of intrigue! Will report back soon with my thoughts!