When Galway girl Charlie O’Sullivan goes on a fun holiday to Italy, love is the last thing on her mind. But on her first night in Milan she is introduced to Roberto Lombardi. Charming, sophisticated and good-looking, Roberto seems to have stepped out of a happily-ever-after romance novel. The attraction is immediate and electric, and Roberto quickly makes his feelings for Charlie very clear indeed.
The couple begin a long-distance relationship that forces Charlie to give up the things most important to her as they try to build a life together. But when she moves to Milan to work as an English teacher and live with the man she loves, it becomes clear that Roberto has been keeping a devastating secret from her. Charlie’s world is turned upside down and she has to make a decision that will affect the rest of her lie, and Roberto’s too.
At times both heart-breaking and life-affirming, A Place in My Heart is the story of a life-changing romance that brings one young woman on a journey from innocence to worldliness.