Cover Reveal: Wish You Were Italian by Kristin Rae

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Cover Reveal: Wish You Were Italian by Kristin Rae

Wish You Were Italian: An If Only novel by Kristin Rae
Published by Bloomsbury USA Childrens
Pub Date: May 6th 2014
Pages: 272
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From author:

Pippa always wanted to go to Italy, but not by herself. And not to sit in a classroom the summer before senior year learning about paintings by dead guys. Tempted by the romance of Rome and the chance to photograph ancient ruins, Pippa ditches the program and sets her own list of goals—get my picture taken at the Colosseum; get a makeover; fall in love with an Italian.

She befriends a local girl whose gorgeous cousin may be just the Italian Pippa’s looking for, but the road to amore gets detoured when she keeps running into a cute American student. And she can’t forget that her summer abroad is only temporary. As she explores the famous cities of Rome and Pompeii, Pippa must sort out her feelings before her parents figure out where she really is.

It’s no secret the state of Texas has many wonderful authors, seasoned, debuting, and aspiring. Today on the blog, I get to share with you guys the cover for one of Houston’s own, Ms. Kristin Rae’s Wish You Were Italian.

Not only does this book sound incredibly cute and fun, the cover portrays that perfectly!

Check out this awesome blurb about Wish You Were Italian:

“With Italy’s brilliant landscapes, a main character you’ll love from the first line and a new dreamy book boyfriend (he’s mine!), WISH YOU WERE ITALIAN is a charming and addictive read. Devour this delicious treat like a double scoop of gelato.” —Lindsey Leavitt, author of Going Vintage and Sean Griswold’s Head.

Now here’s some more info on Kristin and her inspiration for this book…


From Kristin, on Wish You Were Italian…



They say it helps to write what you know, so I gave Pippa the same love of photography that I have. When I traveled to Italy in 2009, I took pictures of even the most obscure details, knowing I’d want to set a story there one day. I’m thankful I was so thorough because once this story idea came to me in April 2011, my memory of the trip wasn’t as fresh. I was able to sift through my photos and build Pippa’s summer with them, tossing in some of my own experiences. I’m actually jealous that Pippa spent so much more time in Italy than I did. She got to take so many more pictures!

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About Kristin Rae

Kristin Rae was born and raised in Texas though her accent would suggest otherwise. She’s addicted to books, music, movies, crafty things, and chocolate. A former figure skating coach, LEGO merchandiser, and photographer, she’s now happy to create stories while pretending to ignore the carton of gelato in the freezer. Kristin lives in Houston with her husband and their two boxers.

Jess @ Gone with the Words

3 Responses to “Cover Reveal: Wish You Were Italian by Kristin Rae”

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    Miss Page-Turner

    This cover has been all over Twitter today! Looks really cute and girly. Italian settings are always to my like. And the inspirational pictures look soooo good. Rome’s probably one of my favourite cities <3

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