Under the Tuscan Sun By Francis Mayes

Book Description....


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."

Title:  Under the Tuscan Sun
Author:  Frances Mayes
Publisher:  Trade Paperback
Reviewed By:  Arlena Dean
Rating: Five

"Under The Tuscan Sun" by Frances Mayes  

My Thoughts....

What a interesting delightful read that was definitely well written by this author that will keep your attention with all of its very detail descriptions of the 'local and lifestyle of Tuscany.'  I found the writing style very relaxing and very descriptive.  There were even some inspiring scrumptious recipes [Italian food] that were included in this read that one may what to even try out and for anyone interested in visiting this place on a trip to Tuscany, Italy would definitely benefit from this read especially since it is a true story that will lift your spirits.  I did even find some comedy and a little drama that added so well in this story even making you feel that you are there as the people seem to come alive.  By end the read I felt I got one beautiful look at Tuscany and YES I would recommend this novel as a good read.


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