Published January 2014 by Capriole Group
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.
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 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.
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:)
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 random.org.