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The Tuscan Child

The Tuscan Child
A Book

by Rhys Bowen

  • Publisher : Center Point
  • Release : 2018-08
  • Pages : 500
  • ISBN : 9781683248712
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"In 1944, a wounded British bomber pilot parachuted into German-occupied Tuscany and found refuge in the arms of Sofia Bartoli. Nearly thirty years later his estranged daughter finds a letter addressed to Sofia and embarks on a journey to Tuscany to discover his secrets and a past some would prefer be left undisturbed"--

The Tuscan Child

The Tuscan Child
A Book

by Rhys Bowen

  • Publisher : Lake Union Publishing
  • Release : 2018-02-20
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9781503951815
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Thirty years after her British bomber pilot father parachuted from his stricken plane into German-occupied Tuscany, Joanna embarks on a healing journey to learn about her father's hidden wartime past.

The Tuscan Child

The Tuscan Child
A Book

by Rhys Bowen

  • Publisher : Lake Union Publishing
  • Release : 2018-02-20
  • Pages : 352
  • ISBN : 9781503951822
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Thirty years after her British bomber pilot father parachuted from his stricken plane into German-occupied Tuscany, Joanna embarks on a healing journey to learn about her father's hidden wartime past.

The Victory Garden

The Victory Garden
A Book

by Rhys Bowen

  • Publisher : Lake Union Publishing
  • Release : 2019-02
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 9781542040112
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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From the bestselling author of The Tuscan Child comes a beautiful and heart-rending novel of a woman's love and sacrifice during the First World War. As the Great War continues to take its toll, headstrong twenty-one-year-old Emily Bryce is determined to contribute to the war effort. She is convinced by a cheeky and handsome Australian pilot that she can do more, and it is not long before she falls in love with him and accepts his proposal of marriage. When he is sent back to the front, Emily volunteers as a "land girl," tending to the neglected grounds of a large Devonshire estate. It's here that Emily discovers the long-forgotten journals of a medicine woman who devoted her life to her herbal garden. The journals inspire Emily, and in the wake of devastating news, they are her saving grace. Emily's lover has not only died a hero but has left her terrified--and with child. Since no one knows that Emily was never married, she adopts the charade of a war widow. As Emily learns more about the volatile power of healing with herbs, the found journals will bring her to the brink of disaster, but may open a path to her destiny.

The Tuscan Secret

The Tuscan Secret
An absolutely gripping, emotional, World War 2 historical novel

by Angela Petch

  • Publisher : Bookouture
  • Release : 2019-06-26
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 1786819589
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Il Mulino. An old crumbling mill, by a winding river, nestled in the Tuscan mountains. An empty home that holds memories of homemade pasta and Nonna’s stories by the fire, and later: the Nazi invasion, and a family torn apart by a heartbreaking betrayal. Anna is distraught when her beloved mother, Ines, passes away. She inherits a box of papers, handwritten in Italian and yellowed with age, and a tantalising promise that the truth about what happened during the war lies within. The diaries lead Anna to the small village of Rofelle, where she slowly starts to heal as she explores sun-kissed olive groves, and pieces together her mother’s past: happy days spent herding sheep across Tuscan meadows cruelly interrupted when World War Two erupted and the Nazis arrived; fleeing her home to join the Resistenza; and risking everything to protect an injured British soldier who captured her heart. But Anna is no closer to learning the truth: what sent Ines running from her adored homeland? When she meets an elderly Italian gentleman living in a deserted hamlet, who flinches at her mother’s name and refuses to speak English, Anna is sure he knows more about the devastating secret that tore apart her mother’s family. But in this small Tuscan community, some wartime secrets were never meant to be uncovered… A stunning tale, inspired by true events, about how the tragic consequences of war can echo through generations, and how love can guide us through the darkest times. Fans of Kristin Hannah’s The Nightingale and The Letter by Kathryn Hughes will be captivated. Readers have fallen in love with The Tuscan Secret: ‘Wow!... The writing is magnificent… A story of love, lose, secrets and hope… I have truly fallen in love… A beautiful, touching story that I would recommend to everyone.’ Cooking the Books ‘An absolutely gripping story of world War II… You must read this book. You can hardly put it down.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Wow what a story… could not put it down.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Boy what an emotional read… I felt myself welling up and on the verge of tears… written superbly.’ The Ginger Book Geek ‘Exquisite writing… If you are a fan of Kristin Hannah's The Nightingale, you cannot miss this one… I highly recommend it.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Angela Petch is astounding… a compelling story… an enthralling experience… Highly recommend this as a must-read.’ Giascribes ‘This beautifully woven story had me captivated from the start… I could not help but LOVE the descriptions of Tuscany, the countryside, the people and the food.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘This was a beautifully told tale… a perfect read… so wonderfully descriptive I could imagine myself there amongst the breathtaking scenery and tasting the delicious Italian food… exceptional.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘I was gripped… The author weaves a magical tale.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘A fabulous historical fiction story… wonderful… Angela Petch is now added to my favourite author list… The rich details of the story are captivating. A must read.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘Fantastic read… I loved this book...I would highly recommend.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘A wonderful story… I was completely captivated… quite heart-breaking.’ All Things Bookie ‘Excellent book!... will grab you and hold onto you long after you put it down.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars ‘A captivating story… heart-breaking and compelling.’ Stardust Book Reviews ‘Beautifully written… heart-breaking.’ Goodreads reviewer ‘A wonderful tale full of mystery… so evocative I felt I was there… a poignant and engrossing tale that kept me enthralled.’ Goodreads reviewer, 5 stars This book was previously published as Tuscan Roots.

Her Royal Spyness

Her Royal Spyness
A Book

by Rhys Bowen

  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release : 2008-07-01
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 9781101207369
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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THE FIRST ROYAL SPYNESS MYSTERY! The New York Times bestselling author of the Molly Murphy and Constable Evan Evans mysteries turns her attentions to “a feisty new heroine to delight a legion of Anglophile readers.”* London, 1932. Lady Victoria Georgiana Charlotte Eugenie, 34th in line for the English throne, is flat broke. She's bolted Scotland, her greedy brother, and her fish-faced betrothed. London is a place where she'll experience freedom, learn life lessons aplenty, do a bit of spying for HRH—oh, and find a dead Frenchman in her tub. Now her new job is to clear her long family name...

Above the Bay of Angels

Above the Bay of Angels
A Book

by Rhys Bowen

  • Publisher : Lake Union Publishing
  • Release : 2020-02-11
  • Pages : 348
  • ISBN : 9781542008259
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"...Sweeping and intimate, warm and gripping. I loved it!" --Louise Penny, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the Chief Inspector Gamache novels A single twist of fate puts a servant girl to work in Queen Victoria's royal kitchen, setting off a suspenseful, historical mystery by the New York Times bestselling author of The Tuscan Child and The Victory Garden. Isabella Waverly only means to comfort the woman felled on a London street. In her final dying moments, she thrusts a letter into Bella's hand. It's an offer of employment in the kitchens of Buckingham Palace, and everything the budding young chef desperately wants: an escape from the constrictions of her life as a lowly servant. In the stranger's stead, Bella can spread her wings. Arriving as Helen Barton from Yorkshire, she pursues her passion for creating culinary delights, served to the delighted Queen Victoria herself. Best of all, she's been chosen to accompany the queen to Nice. What fortune! Until the threat of blackmail shadows Bella to the Riviera, and a member of the queen's retinue falls ill and dies. Having prepared the royal guest's last meal, Bella is suspected of the poisonous crime. An investigation is sure to follow. Her charade will be over. And her new life will come crashing down--if it doesn't send her to the gallows.

Pietro's Book: The Story of a Tuscan Peasant

Pietro's Book: The Story of a Tuscan Peasant
A Book

by Pietro Pinti

  • Publisher : Skyhorse
  • Release : 2012-01-23
  • Pages : 999
  • ISBN : 161145980X
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Pietro Pinti, born as he says 'in the Middle Ages,' worked the land with hoe and plow from his earliest youth. Growing up under Mussolini's Fascist regime on a farm near Florence, he and his family lived under conditions of extreme poverty, as sharecroppers to generally unscrupulous landowners. But during World War II, when millions in towns and cities suffered untold hardships, the hardy Tuscan peasants were well equipped to face the rigors of the era: war or no war, work on the land went on, and Pietro describes month by month a typical year in their lives: how they made wine and olive oil, planted and harvested the wheat by hand, made baskets and ladders from chestnut wood-skills now lost. With sly wit and salty wisdom, Pietro, a natural storyteller who played the trumpet, wrote poetry, and grew famous for his tales of peasants, knights, and brigands, recreates in colorful detail a world and peasant culture that is fast disappearing. Jenny Bawtree, an Englishwoman long settled in Tuscany, was so fascinated by Pietro's stories that she helped shape them into this autobiography, full of color and humor, hardship and nostalgia.

The Tuscan Girl

The Tuscan Girl
Completely gripping WW2 historical fiction

by Angela Petch

  • Publisher : Bookouture
  • Release : 2020-02-25
  • Pages : 329
  • ISBN : 1838881972
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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She ran away through the pine trees when the soldiers came. Staggering into the hiding place, she felt a fluttering in her belly, like a butterfly grazing its wings, and knew instantly she had something to fight for. Present day: When her fiancé is tragically killed in an accident, twenty-six-year-old Alba is convinced she’s to blame. Heavy with grief and guilt, she flees to her childhood home – the tiny village of Rofelle, nestled in a remote Tuscan valley. Out hiking one day to fill the long, lonely hours, she finds a mahogany box filled with silverware, hidden near the vine-covered ruins of an isolated house left abandoned after World War II. Could finding the rightful owner ease Alba’s heartache, and somehow make amends for her own wrongs? In search of answers, Alba meets Massimo, an elderly man who wants to spend his final years pruning his fruit trees, alone with his painful memories. His face turns pale when Alba brings up the war, but she senses that their shared grief connects them. An unlikely friendship grows as little by little Massimo speaks of Lucia: a wild young girl with sparkling eyes who fell in love with an enemy soldier, bravely stole precious Italian treasures back from Nazi occupiers, and whose selfless courage and sacrifice altered the course of the war – and Massimo’s life. With each visit, Alba gets closer to unravelling the mystery of the silver, and they both start putting their ghosts to rest. But there’s one part of Lucia’s story that Massimo might never be able to share – and he’s running out of time. Has Alba churned up emotions that are too painful to ever confront? Or, will unearthing a wartime secret that has lain buried for generations finally bring Massimo peace? An absolutely beautiful and heartbreaking read that will sweep you away to the rugged mountains and lush olive groves of Tuscany. Fans of The Nightingale, Rhys Bowen and Julianne MacLean will be captivated. Read what everyone’s saying about The Tuscan Girl: ‘Loved it!!!... Beautiful description of the landscape… heartbreaking... The ending of the book was perfect… Definitely recommend… Loved everything about it.’ Goodreads Reviewer ‘I don’t even know where to begin... beautiful… I absolutely adored this book… The picture that the author paints is both beautiful and devastating… the descriptions are so detailed, I could actually picture it in my mind.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘The mysteries and the discoveries come fast and furiously: leaving the reader often gasping for breath… A lovely read.’ I am, Indeed ‘Mesmerizing… captivated me… Angela Petch made the story of the past and present come alive… brilliant… I was completely taken over.’ Book Reviews by Shalini, 5 stars ‘Omg! I loved this book!... amazing story of The Tuscan Girl!’ Goodreads Reviewer, 4 stars ‘This book did not disappoint… heartbreaking… wonderful descriptions of the beautiful Italian countryside… beautifully done… Highly recommend reading.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars ‘The prose was mesmerizing, the beauty of the story just reflected off the words like sparkling gold… captivated me… Angela Petch made the story of the past and present come alive… I was completely taken over.’ Shalini’s Books & Reviews, 5 stars ‘A fantastic book… this is historical fiction at its finest… an excellent read.’ North of Nonsense South of Sophisticated ‘Very powerful and heartbreaking story about love and loss… riveting book that I really enjoyed.’ Goodreads Reviewer, 5 stars

In Farleigh Field

In Farleigh Field
A Book

by Rhys Bowen

  • Publisher : Center Point
  • Release : 2018
  • Pages : 500
  • ISBN : 9781683247692
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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"World War II comes to Farleigh Place, the ancestral home of Lord Westerham and his five daughters, when a soldier with a failed parachute falls to his death on the estate. MI5 operative and family friend Ben Cresswell is covertly tasked with determining if the man is a German spy"--

A Tuscan Childhood

A Tuscan Childhood
A Book

by Kinta Beevor

  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2009-09-23
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 9780307492180
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The sparkling memoir of an idyllic, bohemian childhood in an enchanted Tuscan castle between the World War I and World War II. When Kinta Beeevor was five, her father, the painter Aubrey Waterfield, bought the sixteenth-century Fortezza della Brunella in the Tuscan village of Aulla. There her parents were part of a vibrant artistic community that included Aldous Huxley, Bernard Berenson, and D. H. Lawrence. Meanwhile, Kinta and her brother explored the glorious countryside, participated in the region's many seasonal rites and rituals, and came to know and love the charming, resilient Italian people. With the coming of World War II the family had to leave Aulla; years later, though, Kinta would return to witness the courage and skill of the Tuscan people as they rebuilt their lives. Lyrical and witty, A Tuscan Childhood is alive with the timeless splendour of Italy. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Tuscan Holiday

Tuscan Holiday
A Book

by Holly Chamberlin

  • Publisher : Kensington Publishing Corp.
  • Release : 2013-06-01
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 0758289103
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In this warm, evocative novel set against a breathtaking Italian backdrop, bestselling author Holly Chamberlin explores the complexities of mother-daughter bonds, and the gift of second chances. . . Marina Caldwell is thrilled to receive a two-week trip to Tuscany as a college graduation gift. That is, until she realizes her mother wants to go with her. The gulf between idealistic single parent Elizabeth and cautious, controlled Marina seems too wide to bridge, even with the aid of chilled Prosecco and mouthwatering panforte. But amid the magical sights and scents of Florence, Marina's careful plans for her vacation--and her future--are thrown into chaos, and Elizabeth's long-held assumptions crumble. Soon a world of unexpected possibilities unfolds for both--buoyed by newfound courage, unshakeable love, and the stirring beauty of a Tuscan sky. . . Praise for the novels of Holly Chamberlin "Nostalgia over real-life friendships lost and regained pulls readers into the story." –USA Today on Summer Friends "It does the trick as a beach book and provides a touristy taste of Maine's seasonal attractions." --Publishers Weekly on The Family Beach House

Tuscan Rose

Tuscan Rose
A Book

by Belinda Alexandra

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2013-11-19
  • Pages : 592
  • ISBN : 1451679076
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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In Fascist Italy, 15-year-old orphan Rosa, who has mysterious powers growing in her, must leave the nuns that raised her to become governess to the daughter of an aristocrat and his frightening wife. Original.

Under the Tuscan Sun

Under the Tuscan Sun
20th-Anniversary Edition

by Frances Mayes

  • Publisher : Broadway Books
  • Release : 2003-08-26
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0767917456
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“This beautifully written memoir about taking chances, living in Italy, loving a house and, always, the pleasures of food, would make a perfect gift for a loved one. But it’s so delicious, read it first yourself.”—USA Today The 20th anniversary edition of the classic, updated with a new afterword. Don’t miss Frances Mayes in PBS’s Dream of Italy: Tuscan Sun Special! Frances Mayes—widely published poet, gourmet cook, and travel writer—opens the door to a wondrous new world when she buys and restores an abandoned villa in the spectacular Tuscan countryside. In evocative language, she brings the reader along as she discovers the beauty and simplicity of life in Italy. Mayes also creates dozens of delicious seasonal recipes from her traditional kitchen and simple garden, all of which she includes in the book. Doing for Tuscany what M.F.K. Fisher and Peter Mayle did for Provence, Mayes writes about the tastes and pleasures of a foreign country with gusto and passion. Now with an excerpt from Frances Mayes's latest southern memoir, Under Magnolia

Diary of Thoughts

Diary of Thoughts
The Tuscan Child by Rhys Bowen - A Journal for Your Thoughts About the Book

by Summary Express

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2019-07-20
  • Pages : 102
  • ISBN : 9781081736026
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Diary of Thoughts: The Tuscan Child by Rhys Bowen - A Journal for Your Thoughts About the Book is a journal designed for note-taking, designed and produced by Summary Express. With blank, lined pages in a simplistic yet elegant design, this journal is perfect for recording notes, thoughts, opinions, and takeaways in real-time as you read. Divided into sections and parts for easy reference, this journal helps you keep your thoughts organized. Disclaimer Notice This is a unofficial journal book and not the original book.

The Tuscan Contessa

The Tuscan Contessa
A heartbreaking new novel set in wartime Tuscany

by Dinah Jefferies

  • Publisher : Penguin UK
  • Release : 2020-07-16
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 0241987326
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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ONE WAR. TWO WOMEN. WILL THEY BE ABLE TO SAVE THE ONES THEY LOVE? A sweeping new novel from the number one Sunday Times bestselling author of The Tea Planter's Wife, available for pre-order now In 1943, Contessa Sofia de' Corsi's peaceful Tuscan villa among the olive groves is upturned by the sudden arrival of German soldiers. Desperate to fight back, she agrees to shelter a wounded British radio engineer in her home, keeping him hidden from her husband Lorenzo - knowing that she is putting all of their lives at risk. When Maxine, an Italian-American working for the resistance, arrives on Sofia's doorstep, the pair forge an uneasy alliance. Feisty, independent Maxine promised herself never to fall in love. But when she meets a handsome partisan named Marco, she realizes it's a promise she can't keep... Before long, the two women find themselves entangled in a dangerous game with the Nazis. Will they be discovered? And will they both be able to save the ones they love? 'Dinah Jefferies has a remarkable gift for conjuring up another time and place with lush descriptions, full of power and intensity' Kate Furnivall

Vanilla Beans and Brodo

Vanilla Beans and Brodo
Real Life in the Hills of Tuscany

by Isabella Dusi

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2002
  • Pages : 456
  • ISBN : 0743404114
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Isabella Dusi, a native Australian, settled in Montalcino, a beautiful mountain eyrie famous for its wine and the proud nature of its inhabitants. Her acceptance into this close-knit community was a hard-won thing and has inspired Isabella to capture the true spirit of Montalcino. Vanilla Beans & Brodo tells of the violent history of this medieval village, which has lefts its mark on the character traits of the Montalcinese, and also offers a rare insight into the anxiety, joy, fun, and pressure of daily life as it unfolds with the seasons. An evocative story of the rivalry between village neighborhoods, of football fever and festival pageantry, Isabella Dusi destroys the myth that Tuscan villages are tranquil places, and instead reveals a life infinitely rich and full of dramas.

Murphy's Law

Murphy's Law
A Molly Murphy Mystery

by Rhys Bowen

  • Publisher : Minotaur Books
  • Release : 2007-04-01
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN : 9781429901734
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The novel that started it all, Murphy’s Law, will delight readers old and new of this remarkable, bestselling series. Molly Murphy always knew she’d end up in trouble, just as her mother predicted. So, when she commits murder in self-defense, she flees her cherished Ireland, under cover of a false identity, for the anonymous shores of America. When she arrives in New York and sees the welcoming promise of freedom in the Statue of Liberty, Molly begins to breathe easier. But when a man is murdered on Ellis Island, a man Molly was seen arguing with, she becomes a prime suspect in the crime. If she can’t clear her name, Molly will be sent back to Ireland, where the gallows await, so using her Irish charm and sharp wit, she escapes Ellis Island and sets out to find the wily killer on her own. Pounding the notorious streets of Hell’s Kitchen and the Lower East Side, Molly undertakes a desperate mission to clear her name before her deadly past comes back to haunt her new future. *BONUS CONTENT: This edition of Murphy's Law includes a new introduction from the author and a discussion guide

That Month in Tuscany

That Month in Tuscany
A Book

by Inglath Cooper

  • Publisher : Fence Free Entertainment, LLC
  • Release : 2014-09-19
  • Pages : 338
  • ISBN : 0997341521
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Ren Sawyer and Lizzy Harper live completely different lives. He’s a rock star with a secret he can no longer live with. She’s a regular person whose husband stood her up for a long planned anniversary trip. On a flight across the Atlantic headed for Italy, a drunken pity party and untimely turbulence literally drop Lizzy into Ren’s lap. It is the last thing she can imagine ever happening to someone like her. But despite their surface differences, they discover an undeniable pull between them. A pull that leads them both to remember who they had once been before letting themselves be changed by a life they had each chosen. Exploring the streets of Florence and the hills of Tuscany together - two people with seemingly nothing in common - changes them both forever. And what they find in each other is something that might just heal them both.

Bella Tuscany

Bella Tuscany
A Book

by Frances Mayes

  • Publisher : Broadway Books
  • Release : 2003-08-05
  • Pages : 304
  • ISBN : 0767916301
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Frances Mayes, whose enchanting #1 New York Times bestseller Under the Tuscan Sun made the world fall in love with Tuscany, invites readers back for a delightful new season of friendship, festivity, and food, there and throughout Italy. Having spent her summers in Tuscany for the past several years, Frances Mayes relished the opportunity to experience the pleasures of primavera, an Italian spring. A sabbatical from teaching in San Francisco allowed her to return to Cortona—and her beloved house, Bramasole—just as the first green appeared on the rocky hillsides. Bella Tuscany, a companion volume to Under the Tuscan Sun, is her passionate and lyrical account of her continuing love affair with Italy. Now truly at home there, Mayes writes of her deepening connection to the land, her flourishing friendships with local people, the joys of art, food, and wine, and the rewards and occasional heartbreaks of her villa's ongoing restoration. It is also a memoir of a season of change, and of renewed possibility. As spring becomes summer she revives Bramasole's lush gardens, meets the challenges of learning a new language, tours regions from Sicily to the Veneto, and faces transitions in her family life. Filled with recipes from her Tuscan kitchen and written in the sensuous and evocative prose that has become her hallmark, Bella Tuscany is a celebration of the sweet life in Italy. Now with an excerpt from Frances Mayes's latest southern memoir, Under Magnolia.