Bella Toscana

Bella Toscana by Nanette Littlestone

My summer reading plans were derailed almost immediately by this gem! I had a plan for my next few books. Finish The Gentleman In Moscow and then move on to the 4 other books I mentioned in my last blog post. And then Netgalley sent me a free ebook, Bella Toscana by Nanette Littlestone.

I did only a cursory look at the description; a woman who just turned 50 finds love in Tuscany. What’s not to love about that? And, since I am leaving for Italy in a few weeks, I had to give it a read. It was a no brainer!
This book had everything that makes a great, light, summer beach read and so much more. It starts with food, the hinting of a little family drama, travel,, infatuation, love. Then, along comes past lives, history, woman’s issues, friendship, inspirational quotes, girl power and so much more!

In the end, it’s Outlander meets Under The Tuscan Sun. The book felt light and deep all at the same time. I chuckled at parts, my throat closed up from heartbreak at parts, I was angry at parts and I also smiled with joy at parts. Bella Toscana ran the whole range of emotions, and I love that in a book!
If this sounds like a good way to spend a summer afternoon or evening (or both), grab a copy and get reading!

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