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Jan 24, 2021kasauter rated this title 1.5 out of 5 stars
Very long winded and hard to keep my attention. I saw myself putting this book down and not wanting to come back. I eventually finished, but am looking forward to watching the movie as many have said that is much better than the book.
Dec 29, 2020
Summer 2016
Feb 19, 2020marion4801 rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
The novel was okay. The movie was great.
Aug 13, 2018QnVz rated this title 3 out of 5 stars
Deliciously and absolutely in LOVE all over again with words, and writing, and textures!! Only in the first chapter, but already captivated beyond belief. It will be a rough landing to be back in our very green Chapel Hill again when…
Jul 02, 2017
Nice account of her adopted home..a bit long winded and repetitive for me.. I saw the movie first..they do not compare, storylines are completely different..
Aug 03, 2016RebelBelle13 rated this title 2 out of 5 stars
It is entirely obvious from the first paragraph you read that Mayes is completely in love with Tuscany, and Italy itself. She loves everything about it-from the food, to the people, to the very land. Reading her novel is like reading…
Aug 19, 2015
From our 2015 #80DayRead Summer Reading Club traveler Nicole: Wow! What a detailed interesting novel about Italy and the very visual story of the family moving there and the renovation of their home.
Dec 07, 2014WVMLStaffPicks rated this title 4 out of 5 stars
An American woman's enchanting account of her love affair with Italy and the home that changes her life. A sunny, mouth-watering memoir and a perfect read for damp grey Vancouver days.
Aug 06, 2012alistraka rated this title 2 out of 5 stars
Nothing, absolutely NOTHING like the movie - which was rather disappointing since the movie had a fun plot and this book has practically NO plot whatsoever. Well-written, nice to read as fantasy-travel escapism, but there's not much story…
Sep 14, 2011gigglespisano rated this title 4.5 out of 5 stars
I sooo loved this great read and highly recommend it. it was like I was in her place and would actually want to visit the places she wrote kidding!
Jul 28, 2011
Frances Mayes - what a gifted writer ! However , her tack at the end of Tuscan Sun was odd - I preferred "Bella Tuscany " , overall .
Jul 24, 2011Superv rated this title 2.5 out of 5 stars
I read the book after I'd seen the movie, and actually for once, thought the movie did a better job. This book is best read as a travel journal than a novel, with a lot of recipes for the reader to follow.
Apr 10, 2011ehbooklover rated this title 2.5 out of 5 stars
I really wanted to like this book. The descriptions of the people, scenery, and food of Italy were enough to keep me reading the book but overall I found the author pretentious and condescending. A disappointing read.
Nov 20, 2010snowish rated this title 1 out of 5 stars
Wide-eyed delight about all things Italian. Too many pieces about cooking; reads like a cookbook at times. I tried hard but couldn't finish this book.