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Book set in Tuscany: Women in Sunlight

A friend shared this book with me. It is written by Frances Mayes who wrote Under the Tuscan Sun.

I read it after our trip to Italy and it conjured up great memories for us. Really enjoy all the examples of how Italian culture varies from US culture and how 3 single women "of a certain age" navigate it. I didn't find the ending very well put together, but I don't think it was the point of the book. The journey was more important than the ending. It goes well beyond the typical "no cappuccino after 11" differences.

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I read the book last month and also enjoyed it very much!

I sure wish there was a sequel to it!

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Borrowed the audio version from the library, and enjoyed it so much, I bought my own audio copy. Seems perfect for traveling — enough detail and interest to while away a long flight, but not hard to follow the story line again if I’m drowsy.

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Thanks for mentioning this book. I wasn't aware of it although I have read Ms. Mayse's most recent book.. I just ordered it from our library and am so looking forward to reading it.

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Just finished reading Women in Sunlight. Really enjoyed the relationships the ladies developed at home and in Italy. Agree that the ending didn’t satisfy but left room for a sequel. Their adventures brought back many memories of our travels in Italia. Hope to get back there soon. Thanks again for recommending this book.