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  1. Nilufer Ozmekik Nilufer Ozmekik says:

    Lo amo I’ItaliaE un viaggio fantastico How can you resist charm of this amazing country? Swimming in Lake Como sipping those tasty wines at Tuscany’s vineyards taking a gondola tour at Venice shopping at Milano eating amazing margarita pizzas in Napoli saluting Pope at Vatican giving ridiculous poses in front of Tower of Pisa as if you’re holding it not to collapse spending hours and feeding your soul with amazing paintings at Uffizi and of course taking a yacht tour at Capri while devouring Chianti with not Ray Liotta’s brain pieces forget that scene seafood pasta Mamma mia I feel in love in Italy when I got my first European vacation tour with my family like Griswolds I was only 13 chubby annoying because I was my under my drinking age After I meet with Chardonnay I became a lovely person When I returned back I watched Robert Downey Jr and Marisa Tomei’s “Only You” and find myself enrolling Italian Culture courses to learn this amazing language This book brought me all those amazing memories and my journeys around Italian cities Many years later I visited them with my husband and gained 6 pounds at one week because of extreme carbs consumption It was definitely worth it Let’s get back to this amazing story reminded me of my beautiful memories in flashes If you haven’t seen Italy this book is realistic guide for your soul journey that make you feel you visit those incredible places free your spirit and soul open yourself new experiences It’s heartwarming emotional entertaining story of sisterhood Emilia decides to break the family curse to be definer of her own destiny and learn about her ancestors because she knows that if you want to achieve something concrete in your future you have to visit your past and learn where you come from and who you are Emilia’s self discovery influenced journey starting from Venice canals moving to Amalfi Coast made me so excited But I also loved to go to the sixty years in the past and enjoy reading Poppy’s story bringing back to the history of Berlin Wall Emilia finds about her family secrets lies betrayals during the journey but she is a bigger person to forgive all of them and move on with her life This is a hopeful embracing sweet promising reading which helps you to see the stars at the darkest hour of the night and the illuminating light at the end of the tunnel You smile you relieve you cry you resent but at the end your heart warms and you feel for all those beautiful characters It’s about holding your hopes and embracing the life and happiness OVERALL ILOVEITSOMUCH Deserved my five billion starsSpecial thanks to Netgalley and Berkley for sharing this fantastic book’s ARC COPY in exchange my honest review

  2. Kelly (and the Book Boar) Kelly (and the Book Boar) says:

    Find all of my reviews at StarsThe Fontana family has had a curse on the second born daughters for over 200 years Always to remain spinsters true love will never be in the cards for them Emilia has sort of resigned herself to the fact that the curse is a real thing as she remains consistently unlucky in love Her cousin Lucy takes a different approach – uickly falling for whoever she is dating at the time When their estranged aunt Poppy calls offering the two a trip to Italy and an opportunity to break the curse forever they reluctantly agreeI will admit I wanted this one as soon as I saw the cover the word “Tuscany” and took a peak at the blurb I had my hopes up for a cross between And And that is 100% what I got Although I don’t live in an Italian villa I was able to read this outside with a big ol’ cheap bottle of Moscato and escape for a few hours one Saturday and that was just what I needed ARC provided by Berkley in exchange for an honest review

  3. Whispering Stories Whispering Stories says:

    Book Reviewed on wwwwhisperingstoriescomThere was a curse put upon the Fontana second born daughters which has come true for generations gone meaning that the second born daughters will not find love For cousins Lucy and Emilia who are the second born they really hope that the curse isn’t real however they also haven’t found love as yetWhen their elderly Aunt Poppy invited them to go travelling with her in Italy the women are desperate to go but have some hurdles to get over firstCould Poppy be the one to help them break the curse and can the women find love or will they be another statistic on their family tree?I seem to be having a run of books set in Italy at the moment which is good as I visited the country for the first time back at the beginning of February What I first noticed about One Italian Summer is how easy to read it was The book captivated me especially once we are within Italy and all the atmospheric sights sounds and smells are brought to the forefront It also has a remarkable cast of characters that you just can’t help likingThe plot moves back and forth in time and not only covers romance love loss and disputes it also shines a light on what is deemed to be a curse put on the Fontana second born daughters for generationsThe story is told from two family members point of views Emilia including Lucy and Aunt Poppy who has invited the girls to Italy to go travelling with her and to end their journey with celebrations for her eightieth birthday The book also moves back and forth in timeI became so engrossed in the plot that the time just seemed to slip away Spending all my hours at home at the moment because of the virus meant that I could relax in my garden with the book and just read away although it did feel like I was there travelling with the women The characters all worked well together and I loved their adventures and little secrets I was also desperate to know what had gone on in the lives of Poppy and her sister to leave them not on speaking terms for decadesThis is a book that had me rooting for the women I wanted them to find happiness and love as well as become self aware and confident It is a beautiful read and I loved every minute of it

  4. Chris C - A Midlife Wife Chris C - A Midlife Wife says:

    What an amazing story Deep dark family secrets are not what they seem to be Have you ever read a story that just makes your heart sing? A story that is so rich and warm you just want it to go on forever? The Star Crossed Sisters of Tuscany is that bookSpeilman gifts her readers with an amazing story that crosses generations and completely pulls you in From New York to Italy The Berlin Wall to a tiny church in Ravello we hear a story about a love so profound it can cross the agesWith tears a plenty we meet the characters who are so different and uniue you can’t help but be entranced by their story Spielman delves deep into the human psyche with shades of manipulation jealously heartbreak profound love and We meet characters we love and those we love to hate Those deep dark family secrets are so much than what they seemI just wanted this book to keep going I wanted for Poppy I want to know what happens to Emilia I just want For an amazing story that will leave you with a warm heart and a bit weepy too this book is one that will set the mark for those yet to come Speilman brings it with her storytelling skills and the colorful rich experience we are left with once we close the pages The Star Crossed Sisters of Tuscany truly does make our heart sing copy received for review considerationFull review

  5. Yangsze Choo Yangsze Choo says:

    I sat down with an early ARC of The Star Crossed Sisters of Tuscany on a lovely sunny afternoon and couldn't stop reading Needless to say dinner was late at our house When Emilia and her cousin set off to break the curse of loveless second sisters under the guidance of her great aunt she discovers far about her family than simple curses Lori Nelson Spielman's deft and tender touch illuminates a glorious journey through Italy and the heart The Star Crossed Sisters of Tuscany is unflinchingly honest about the frailty of human desires as Emilia encounters estrangement lies and betrayal yet treats them with grace and forgiveness It's a wonderful balance between the darkness of the human heart and the irrepressible optimism of love and adventure at any age Filled with humor and wisdom this is a celebration of life and love

  6. Mlpmom (Book Reviewer) Mlpmom (Book Reviewer) says:

    So unbelievable good Full review to come with blog tour

  7. Sarah Sarah says:

    Fancy an escape? Dreaming of sunnier climes? Lusting for romance? This book ticks all of the boxesSuch an easy five stars to award I fell in love with Poppy from when she is first introduced and could happily picture her and her flamboyant ways Her “Poppy isms” made her wise and it was fascinating to see her behaviours rub off onto Lucy and Emilia Whilst they appear such opposing characters who would never normally mix the leap of faith that both girls take when they accompany Poppy reflects the novel’s mantra of not accepting that anything is impossibleA dual narrative love story we follow Poppy Lucy and Emilia as they travel around Italy Poppy is approaching her eightieth birthday and is determined to reconnect with her long lost love On the other hand Emilia and Lucy are keen to see the family curse – being doomed to singleton status forever – finally brokenPoppy’s story isn’t massive and I liked the way the writer trickled it through the story It made me love her character even and the heartache she experiences means she became my adopted aunt throughout her journey I wanted to meet Poppy and felt envious of the experiences that Lucy and Emilia were able to share with herWhilst this story carries a message of love and hope it is impossible to ignore the sadness that runs through The lack of identity that Emilia suffers Lucy’s instability and Poppy’s loss all connect the women even though the younger generation do not realise it I wanted each of the women to find happiness and overcome their personal troubles and appreciated how the writer handles each character’s turmoilsThis is going to be up there with one of my favourite reads of the summer if not the year It left me with a satisfying smile when I had read the final pages and wished that I could carry on with the three women’s journeys In fact I think this uote perfectly summarises the premise of this novel as spoken by Emilia‘Love in any of its forms takes the world from a bleak pencil sketch to a magnificent oil painting’With thanks to Avon books and Netgalley for providing me with a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review

  8. Kimberly Kimberly says:

    There were two things that I liked about The Star Crossed Sisters of Tuscany Rico and Poppy I enjoyed their story and found myself wishing that the entire book had been only about them Unfortunately the flashback scenes were few and far between and I found myself putting the book down uite a bitFor me Emilia's story was the complete opposite of Poppy's Where Poppy was exciting and interesting Emilia was too plain Jane and boring to be believable What was it about her that supposedly made every man in Italy want to be with her? Her character fell in love with every man she came across even though she only knew them for a day or two And on than one occasion she appears to be desperate and clingyAt times I felt like I was reading a travel guide and most of the people felt like caricatures than actual people But I guess this made me appreciate Poppy and Rico even I won this book through a giveaway on good reads Thank you Penguin Random House for the advanced copy

  9. Melissa Melissa says:

    I really enjoyed Lori Nelson Spielman's first two novels so I was excited to hear that she was publishing another one and couldn't wait to get my hands on it I'm so glad she wrote The Star Crossed Sisters of Tuscany because it was an absolute delightThe entire novel was incredibly good and so easy to devour I loved both Emilia and Poppy's stories I wish Lucy had gotten to share her own perspective through a narrative but I still enjoyed getting to know her through Emilia's eyes I thought I had guessed a plot point but it went in a different direction than I was expecting even though I was right about part of it I liked that I was still kept in the dark for the most part and surprised later on Lori's descriptions of Italy are amazing and she made me want to travel there The family dynamics were interesting in their complexity This story was heartfelt and ultimately satisfying like a bowl of delicious gelato It has set the bar for my 2020 reading and I can't stop recommending itMovie casting ideasEmilia Anna PopplewellLucy Sistine Rose StallonePoppy present Sophia LorenPoppy 1960 Mimi KeeneGabe Giulio BerrutiMatt Noah CentineoSofia Marianna Di MartinoRico 1960 Luke Benward

  10. Mary Jackson _TheMaryReader Mary Jackson _TheMaryReader says:

    Set is such a place I would love to be right nowThis time slip as I call it was very well written Past and present writing takes a gift Spielman has that gift I enjoyed the family drama the little secrets The family friendship and the love are poured through out this book I hope that I get the chance to read another book by her again soonI gave this book 4 stars The Mary Reader received this book from the publisher for review A favorable review was not reuired and all views expressed are our own

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The Star Crossed Sisters of Tuscany ❴Reading❵ ➿ The Star Crossed Sisters of Tuscany Author Lori Nelson Spielman – A trio of second born daughters set out to break the family curse that says they’ll never find love on a whirlwind journey through the lush Italian countryside by New York Times bestseller Lori Nels A trio of second born daughters set out Crossed Sisters ePUB ✓ to break The Star PDF \ the family curse that says they’ll never find love on a Star Crossed Sisters ePUB ↠ whirlwind journey through the lush Italian countryside by New York Times bestseller Lori Nelson Spielman author of The Life List Since the day Filomena Fontana cast a curse upon her sister than two hundred years ago not one second born Fontana daughter has found lasting love Some like second born Emilia the happily single baker at her grandfather’s Brooklyn deli claim it’s an odd coincidence Others like her sexy desperate for love cousin Lucy insist it’s a true hex But both are bewildered when their great aunt calls with an astounding proposition If they accompany her to her homeland of Italy Aunt Poppy vows she’ll meet the love of her life on the steps of the Ravello Cathedral on her eightieth birthday and break the Fontana Second Daughter Curse once and for all Against the backdrop of wandering Venetian canals rolling Tuscan fields and enchanting Amalfi Coast villages romance blooms destinies are found and family secrets are unearthed—secrets that could threaten the family far than a centuries old curse.

  • Paperback
  • 400 pages
  • The Star Crossed Sisters of Tuscany
  • Lori Nelson Spielman
  • English
  • 26 October 2016
  • 9781984803160

About the Author: Lori Nelson Spielman

Lori Nelson Spielman is a former speech pathologist Crossed Sisters ePUB ✓ guidance counselor The Star PDF \ and teacher of homebound students She enjoys fitness running traveling and Star Crossed Sisters ePUB ↠ reading though writing is her true passion Her first novel The Life List has been published in over thirty countries and optioned by Fox Her second novel Sweet Forgiveness was also an international bestseller Her third book The Star Cr.