To Tuscany with Love

Capriole Group
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Can one college semester abroad changethe course of your life? For Bella Rossini it did.

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
love.

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

Returning to Tuscany
thirty 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.






































 

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About the author

Gail Mencini makes her literary debut with To Tuscany with Love, an adult coming-of-age novel. She was born and raised in rural Nebraska, where everyone knew their neighbors and summers were spent outdoors—working, playing, or watching fireflies. Her love for reading books and imagining characters and their stories germinated during those days of creating her own world. Gail’s parents, who visited every continent except Antarctica, sparked her love of travel and adventure, which burns brighter than ever.

 

Gail was raised to be independent. College and grad school brought her training in tax law, and for many years she used that knowledge in her CPA practice to help clients across the country. In 1990 Gail’s life took a radical shift when she became a wife and also “instant mother” to three active sons, with a fourth son born a few years later.

 

One hot July summer in Key West, Gail and her husband toured Ernest Hemingway’s house. Smacked in the face with the master writer’s ghost and palpable presence, she confessed her secret desire to write books. Unlike her, Gail’s husband felt only the heat and humidity and not a trace of Ernest. Her confession led to her writing a novel that won contests and landed a New York literary agent, but otherwise never saw the light of day. After years of writing, improving her craft, and working harder, the kernel of an idea and several trips to Italy inspired Gail to write To Tuscany with Love, the first book in her Tuscany series. The years following her childhood of imagining far-away places and the people there have only intensified her love for creating stories. Gail is thankful every day and knows she is abundantly blessed to be a wife, mother, and writer.

 

 

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Publisher
Capriole Group
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Published on
Jan 7, 2014
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Pages
400
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ISBN
9781938592003
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Contemporary Women
Fiction / General
Travel / Europe / Italy
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This content is DRM free.
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