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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (727 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Elizabeth Adler Narrator: Celeste Lawson Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2006 ISBN: 9781455180240
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Gemma Jericho is an overworked New York doctor with a handful of a teenaged daughter and a meddlesome mother. So when her mother receives a letter of a mysterious inheritance in Tuscany, Gemma sees her chance. She throws caution to the wind and the three leave for Italy. She hopes that a change of scenery will bring back the closeness she used to share with her daughter and give her mother something to worry about beyond Gemma’s social life.

What they encounter in Tuscany is a crumbling old villa and a town divided. Half of the residents believe that Ben Raphael, another American, is the rightful inheritor of the villa. As cultures clash, gossip soars, and intrigue unfolds, Gemma is caught up in the most disturbing—and delicious—trouble she’s ever had.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “The beauty and rich culture of Tuscany form a wonderfully romantic and compelling backdrop for this delightful novel. Ms. Adler’s characters are complex and riveting, making this another must-read novel.”

    Romantic Times

  • “Celeste Lawson captures the warmth and beauty of the Tuscan countryside and the charm of an Italian village with her narration of Adler’s captivating story…She brings alive the food, the people, and the relationships, making it difficult to stop listening.”

    AudioFile

  • “Adler, author of The Last Time I Saw Paris...reveals a deft hand in creating characters to cheer for and settings to dream over in this deeply appealing story of love, family, and the beauty of Italy.”

    Booklist

  • “The audio version of Adler’s dramatic tale breathes new life into the sumptuous backdrop and colorful cast of characters. Narrator Lawson is equally convincing whether she’s channeling a cynical Manhattan teenager or a middle-aged Italian innkeeper—and this is no small feat given Adler’s dialogue-heavy, regionally accented prose...This audio book will provide a delightful escape from the real world.”

    Publishers Weekly (audio review)

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Annette Meier | 2/20/2014

    " What a way to travel to foreign lands! Nice story as well. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bcgrad | 2/20/2014

    " Favorite quote: "The old man's boot-button eyes gleamed with pride in a face of a thousand wrinkles." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Janet | 2/20/2014

    " This is the first of Elizabeth Adler's that I read/listened to, and by far my favorite. I loved all the characters, and can still envision the houses and locations described in this book, years later. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alice | 2/18/2014

    " A bit trite. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cate Bogue | 1/23/2014

    " Light read but fun just the same. Enjoyed descriptions of Italy! Felt like I was there... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary Zombori | 1/20/2014

    " EA transports you to Tuscany with every chapter. As usual, the fun, endearing characters pull you into the story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 1/17/2014

    " total chick lit with too much gross typical angst then lovey-dovey, happily ever after..and yet I still liked it!?! WTF??? LOL "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cherie | 12/8/2013

    " This book is pure fluff and lots of fun to read. I love anything about Tuscany! I love to read about the villages, the food, the Italian language and about travel. Just an easy read and lots of fun! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Susana | 11/24/2013

    " First book that i read by Elizabeth Adler, and my favourite. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cheryl | 11/17/2013

    " This was a book on CD that I listened to but it would be a great beach read! I loved the characters and the setting; I felt like I was back traveling the roads of Tuscany. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tambra | 11/12/2013

    " I love everything by Elizabeth Adler! She's always a sure-fire winner. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emma | 11/9/2013

    " Lovely, fun, excellent vacation book (which is where I read it). Thanks Ruthie! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Judith | 11/9/2013

    " La dolce vita in Italy. Nice story about an american doctor in Italy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jane | 10/24/2013

    " going to Italy this summer and the book has great descriptions of the landscape. I cannot wait to go. It is a fun romance. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Cg G | 8/24/2013

    " stupid stupid stupid ridiculous. a waste of time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 7/2/2013

    " great description of the scenery, ending was predictable. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jé Martins | 6/29/2013

    " Is a good story, but as much cliche as all the others... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jocelyn Tavares | 6/4/2013

    " Meh. I listened to it. It was predictable and the characters were very one dimensional. I also got really sick of the author's use of the phrase "crash into love." cliche. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stacy | 3/11/2013

    " A good light little read. Nothing amazing but as someone also said in their review, a nice easy read inbetween big reads. I enjoyed it for what it was. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen | 12/23/2012

    " Would make a great beach read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sakinah Azmi | 10/5/2012

    " Its perfect for a bit of light romance reading. Does not reeeeally exceed expectation, well it says Tuscany at the cover. Enjoyed it anyway :D "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brenda Consorto | 1/31/2012

    " Makes me want to go back to Italy! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Psirene | 1/28/2012

    " Got a few chapters and realized I had read this book a few years ago. I was disappointed I was already for an Italian love story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Connie | 8/13/2011

    " A more than enjoyable light, fun, romantic book for a rainy day!!! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Margi | 7/22/2011

    " Predictable romance story. I did enjoy the Italian scenery and lifestyle descriptions, the author excels in this area. I wanted a mindless read and that is what this book is. ( ) "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jan | 5/5/2011

    " Well it was one of those books that was good but not great. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Cg | 2/17/2011

    " stupid stupid stupid ridiculous. a waste of time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cate | 2/15/2011

    " Light read but fun just the same. Enjoyed descriptions of Italy! Felt like I was there... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stacy | 1/20/2011

    " A good light little read. Nothing amazing but as someone also said in their review, a nice easy read inbetween big reads. I enjoyed it for what it was. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jé | 1/11/2011

    " Is a good story, but as much cliche as all the others... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ann | 1/5/2011

    " Fun book! Well written with vivid descriptions that made me feel I was eating the food and visiting the countryside. Brought back special memories from my visits to Italy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emma | 6/16/2010

    " Lovely, fun, excellent vacation book (which is where I read it). Thanks Ruthie! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Psirene | 6/11/2010

    " Got a few chapters and realized I had read this book a few years ago. I was disappointed I was already for an Italian love story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ruth | 6/11/2010

    " I loved this book because it felt first like painting and then the richest of travel books. I wanted to be there. The characters were fun and colorful and it was a happy book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Harper | 4/27/2010

    " A fun book with wonderful descriptions. Decent character developments "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jaimie | 4/26/2010

    " It was cute, but predictable "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Lynn | 4/13/2010

    " I was hoping for more with this book but what I got was a "LifeTime" movie. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sandra | 4/6/2010

    " It's not summer yet, but Elizabeth Adler is the perfect summer (or spring break!) author. In Italy, romantic, funny...lots of fun to read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 F Tessa | 3/16/2010

    " Adler writes fun romantic chick-lit. Improbable plots, but who cares. They are great for the beach or vacation anywhere "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Dorothy | 2/7/2010

    " Really average and kind of boring; makes me wonder why I liked Elizabeth Adler so much at one time "

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About the Author
Author Elizabeth Adler

Elizabeth Adler is the internationally acclaimed author of more than thirty novels. She is a frequent world traveler who has lived in Brazil, the United States, England, France, and Ireland, and she uses these real locations in her books. She is married with one daughter and lives in Palm Springs, California.

About the Narrator

Celeste Lawson is an Earphones Award winner and Audie Award nominee. She is the recording studio director for the Talking Books Program at the Library of Congress’ National Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped. She was a dancer and an actor before finding her niche in the intriguing, challenging, and extremely satisfying world of narration. In Silver Spring, Maryland, where she lives with her husband, daughter, and cat, she practices yoga and continues to dance. Celeste has also recorded for Blackstone Audio under the name C. M. Hébert.