Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes


Under the Tuscan Sun by Frances Mayes is a widely popular New York Times Bestseller. Given the chance to actually read such a popular book I have heard so much about, I had to take it! 

The edition I received is the 20th Anniversary Edition with a new afterword - some thoughts from Frances Mayes herself on the book she wrote 20 years ago. I have to agree with everyone, that it is a beautifully written memoir that really brings you into the life in Italy, the remodeling of an original home, and my favorite - the food. I absolutely adore that she included recipes in the book. There is actually a chapter called Winter Kitchen Notes that contains quite a few recipes including Wild Mushroom Lasagna, a variety of Bruschette and Chestnuts in red wine. 

Under the Tuscan Sun is said to have inspired many into taking journey's of their own. To take a risk and travel and learn about something out of their own ordinary. I really can see that through the beauty of the pages and how detailed she is in her own experience purchasing a home in Italy. 

If you are looking for an out of the ordinary book to read, Under the Tuscan Sun is right for you. To visit someone else's life through their own eye's is definitely unique and a fun, light-hearted experience.

*I received this book from Blogging for Books for review purposes. All opinions are 100% my own.

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