Blog Tour: To Tuscany With Love by Gail Mencini w/ Giveaway!!


18459608To Tuscany With Love by Gail Mencini

Published January 2014 by Capriole Group

392 pages


2bdf5-amCan one college semester abroad change the course of your life?

Bella Rossini, a vivacious college junior, lands in jail overnight with acquaintances whom she mistakes for friends. Shipped off to Tuscany by her mother, Bella is suddenly thrust into living with seven strangers during one life-altering summer.

Meet Hope, the sturdy and practical girl, steadfast in her loyalty to her boyfriend; Meghan and Karen, identical twins with an eye for fashion and beauty to match; Stillman, haunted by his hard past, and Phillip, an athlete, both fueled by competition; Lee, by family mandate in pre-med; and Rune, the Hollywood-bound wild child. All add sizzling chemistry and rebellious humor to the mix.
In one whirlwind summer, while uncovering the charms of Italy, they discover both friendship and

After their summer together, life – and loss – happens.

Returning to Tuscany 30 years later, their dreams, anger, secrets and disappointments create an
emotional kaleidoscope. Their reunion sends them on a startling collision course that none of them
could have predicted.

Set against the allure of Tuscany, with an irresistible fusion of heartbreak and humor, this debut novel, “To Tuscany with Love,” explores the fear of letting the past determine the future and the power of friendship.

My Thoughts

I really enjoy stories about traveling to other countries. I doubt that I will ever get anywhere myself, so when I received the email about this book…I jumped on it! I love to read about the other cultures and what the characters did and saw so that I can literally live through them.

So many characters…

I really enjoyed the different personalities of the characters. The author allowed you to get into the heads of several of them and it kept the reader entertained right from the get go. I can’t really say that I had a favorite character because I really enjoyed them all. From the good all the way to the bad. I kind of am a sucker for the bad guys. Not really sure why????

The scenery was amazing….

The author did a fantastic job at explaining what the characters were seeing through out their journey for the summer. I loved the way she explained the scenery and what Tuscany was like as a whole.

The Storyline….

The storyline itself intrigued me. I always have felt that I missed out on something when I didn’t go away to college. Reading this book helped me realize that I did miss out on the wonderful relationships that you create while you are at college. You will always have your high school friends or the friends that have known you your whole life, but there is something to say about meeting new people when you are on the verge of adulthood.

Each of these characters had their own issues. I actually admire that, I mean who is perfect really? This book was full of love, loss and friendship. The trials that you go throughout life and relationships and what you do with all of your experiences.

In Conclusion…

I highly recommend this book to anyone whom is looking for a powerful read. Pick it up! And then come on back here and let me know your thoughts:)

4 stars


One paperback copy of To Tuscany With Love to one lucky winner!

US Only. Sorry to my International peeps;)

Please leave a comment and tell me what country you would love to visit along with your email address so that I can contact you!

A winner will be chosen on January 20, 2014 using

Good Luck!!!

3 thoughts on “Blog Tour: To Tuscany With Love by Gail Mencini w/ Giveaway!!

  1. Elsa!! Is this the Elsa that I use to chat with on GR??? Anyway, That is an ugly icon!!! LOL. I usually do place the GR button, OOOPS!!!! I must have forgotten it on this post:) Leave me your email addy so that I can contact you if your the winner!!!

    Thanks for following:)


  2. That is one ugly icon i got on my post lol. Anyway, I also wated to say I love your blog and your reading preferences, we have similar taste. I would like to make a suggestion, would it be very hard to place the goodreads icon so we can click on it and add the book to our “want to read” shelf without having to go to goodreads and open the page.

    Keep up the good reviews and thanks for all the great books you throw at us.


  3. I’ve been to Italy and loved it!! I would love to go back, but ever since I was a child I wanted to go to France. So that is on my bucket list and I’m hopping next year I will have saved up enought to go.


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