The Right Place is an Australian novel written by Carla Caruso combining warm romance with family drama and the longing to fit in, perfect for readers who love the sensory delights and uplifting themes of The Tea Chest by Josephine Moon.

With her dreams of dominating Melbourne’s fashion scene in tatters, Nella Martini has returned to the last place she wants to be – Torrente Blu, the market garden inherited from her late nonna. She just needs to clean up the property, sell it quickly, and avoid run-ins with her neighbour: surly Adrian Tomaso. However, when Nella comes across her nonna’s cookbook things start to change. The place, with its endless tomato plants and gallons of olive oil in storage, gets under her skin, as does Adrian with his passion for this life. However, her dreams have always meant being anywhere but here – have they? Or has the right place been here all this time?

Adelaide-based freelance journalist Carla Caruso was a gossip columnist and fashion editor at The Advertiser. She has since freelanced for titles including Woman’s Day, Cleo and Shop Til You Drop. She is also an editor of the Romance Writers of Australia journal, Hearts Talk, and has a foodie blog, The Unitalian Wife.

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