Three Gold Coins

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Here’s a little video I made to introduce you to Three Gold Coins!

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“A gorgeously evocative family drama… ‘I couldn’t put it down!”  (Paige Toon)


Three Gold Coins packs a mountain of heart, an abundance of soul and a banquet of mouthwatering food.”

(Good Reading Magazine)

A mystery.

A page-turner.

A mouth-watering read.

One coin for love, one for marriage, one to return to Rome.

Two days ago, Lara Foxleigh tossed three gold euros into the Trevi Fountain. Now, she is caring for a cranky old man and living in a picturesque villa, half a world away from her home and the concerns of her loving family.

Soon, it seems as if those wishes she made in Rome just might be coming true, and she may even be able to help heal a fifteen-year-old tragedy.

Until Lara’s post threatens to destroy everything she loves…

Three Gold Coins is a masterfully written celebration of food, family, triumph over adversity, and love–a deliciously imperfect life.

More praise for Three Gold Coins

‘A powerful novel full of love, family ties, agony, humor, drama, oppression and the road to freedom. The story of the book is also an anthem for Italy, for the Italian food and, especially, for the varieties of Italian cheeses, which play their role in the upheavals that the author creates in the pages of the novel. Very true, very human, optimistic and tender, a novel that will win your heart. Everything we need to snooze in our corner now in the fall.’ (Katerina Tsemperlidou, Greek journalist)

‘This is a big-hearted, onion-layer reveal book. It’s impossible not to care about Lara, Samuel and all the other characters you get to know. It’s impossible not to be wooed by Italy, the sun, the food, the romance, the everything. Bellissima!’ (Australian Romance Readers)

‘A great read from the first page… [Moon] not only weaves a well-crafted plot but captures the richness of Tuscany and its food.’ (Weekly Times)

‘A warm-hearted contemporary tale… Josephine Moon sensitively explores themes of depression and mental illness , psychological abuse and violence, which give her story extra gravitas and depth to balance the warmth and charm.’ (Booktopia)

‘Josephine Moon, hats off to you for creating a book that completely monopolised my life… With a robust narrative, an intriguing line of suspense, amiable characters and a scenic stage, Three Gold Coins is a winner on all fronts.  It gently reminds us through the arresting narrative just how important love, loyalty, family, friendship and food is to our way of life.’ (Mrs B’s Book Reviews)