My Summer of Love and Limoncello by Sue Roberts
February 26, 2019
Dear Mr. Hemingway,
Winter is still in full force in Maine, with no sign of spring in sight. The ground is covered in a snow-white blanket with skiing, sledding, and ice skating the primary outdoor activities. I decided to warm myself up a bit with Sue Roberts’ new book, My Summer of Love and Limoncello. This story is a dreamy read jam-packed with love and Italian food. Set in Tuscany, Roberts’ book is a delicious experience that will fill your belly and warm your heart.
Maisie Knight’s life is turned upside down when she walks in on her husband having an affair with one of their store employees. Not too long after witnessing this horrific scene, Maisie wins a two-week vacation to Tuscany. In an effort to mend her broken heart and re-examine her life, she grabs her two best friends and heads to a small villa in Tuscany for a girls’ getaway. Maisie and her girlfriends soak up the Italian sunshine surrounded by fields of lavender, olive trees, red wine, and gorgeous men. Maisie’s life takes a turn for the better once she meets Gianni, the local farmer. After spending time with him throughout her stay, she needs to decide if she should return to her old life back in England, or make a go of a new life in Italy.
My Summer of Love and Limoncello is the ultimate feel-good story. It is a light and airy read making it the perfect palette cleanser. It is impossible not to have dreams of first loves and scrumptious Italian dishes while reading. Sue Roberts’ writing is atmospheric and charming. Her pages are filled with antipasto, chianti, and sweet and creamy tiramisu. It is a love story of first glances, accidental touches, and passionate kisses that linger in the doorway. It is impossible to feel anything other than love for the characters in this story. This book would be a lovely read lounging poolside or on a sandy beach. If warm weather is not in the cards anytime soon, cozy up by a fire and devour this Italian delight. You will be under the Tuscan sun in no time.
Talk to you soon Mr. H.
Your Biggest Fan,
P.S. All I could think of after reading this book was whipping up a batch of limoncello in my kitchen and pretending I’m in Tuscany. Check out this easy peasy recipe from Giada de Laurentiis.