An explosive yearning that can’t be denied
Disturbing visions from an ancient past
A mysterious stranger that somehow feels familiar
On the night of her fiftieth birthday, the comfortable ride of Toscana’s life takes an alarming plunge. Haunted by seductive visions, she tries to push aside the desire and focus on the husband who adores her. Then she falls for Flynn, a younger man with an eye for adventure and a heart full of romance, who leaves her doubting everything she’s believed about love and passion.
In Atlanta, Rome, and the lush scenery of Tuscany, Toscana searches for answers to the mysteries of her life while she faces her biggest question. If she listens to her feelings will she lose everything she holds dear, or does her heart hold the key to love and joy?
|Publisher:||Words of Passion, LLC|
|Product dimensions:||5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.83(d)|
About the Author
When she's not working on her next book, she loves to dream of living by the beach, read, go for walks, watch romantic movies, cook gourmet food, and savor dark chocolate. Connect with her at wordsofpassion.com and facebook.com/nanettelittlestone
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I have to start out by admitting that this book was not one of the typical genres that I tend to read. As such, I may not give the same style review that others who more relate to this style may give. I will start by saying that I really enjoyed how well written the book was. Clearly, the author did not skimp on research, and was very thorough with descriptions throughout. I also like that the reader was not left hanging on different characters and what may have happened after the book ended. Where I mainly struggled was in the vast difference in my own personal world view. The author wrote from a very clear place of spiritualism...not to be confused with christianity. It was full of reincarnation, psychics, numerology and astrology, etc. This is all very far fetched and hard for me to personally wade thru. However, I actually appreciated the real opportunity to better understand those viewpoints from those who believe in them as part of their daily life. It was a window into another fully different way of thinking. This is likely the main reason I love reading so much! I love opportunity to learn of other cultures, ways of life, historical differences, etc from writers who really know how to deliver. From that standpoint, this author did not disappoint! This book was extremely well delivered! I felt like I came out of it with a level of understanding that I certainly did not have before. Now, for the plot summary of the book. I saw many reviews describe this book as a "love story", and/or a "finding of oneself story". I actually did not really see this book from either of these perspectives. This may be in large part due to part one of my review. I saw the book more as a "follow your heart, not your head" kind of view. The entire book was all about how we should ignore our intelligent side (even when this means cheating and lying to those we love). The basic morals that many (hopefully) live by were discounted as not important if they don't make your heart feel good. Marriage is viewed as temporary, even if the couple appears to be joining together because their hearts want each other. Hearts and feelings change, so the book is all about just rolling with the changes as your feelings move and alter rather than working thru those changes and strengthening relationships as a result. It's also all about unconditionally accepting each other for following their hearts. So, for me, this wasn't a love story as much as it was a story about a woman who is simply living to be as happy as she can be in this life, because she will have less struggle in her next reincarnated life as a result. Again, my review is not likely going to match any other review...and this is mainly because I took a chance on a genre that I did not not expect the direction of. Every page was a surprise to me; and this is not a bad thing. I am used to books where I can guess everything that will happen. Honestly, this gets boring. So, this book was far from my expectations, and extremely well delivered, and this was the main reason I enjoyed it!
Reviewed by Romuald Dzemo for Readers' Favorite Bella Toscana by Nanette Littlestone is a compelling novel, a tale of romance and difficult choices. Toscana is in a very difficult situation, torn between the love of her life that has defined her sense of stability and security, and a romantic adventure that has gripped her heart. Can she leave everything behind to follow her heart and pursue a young and adventurous love and what are the stakes? Follow the choice of this compelling character and the decisions that come along with it. Nanette Littlestone writes about a reality that many women could face at some point in life and she does so in a way that brings the story home to readers and makes them feel the agonies and excitement of the protagonist. At fifty, Toscana falls for Flynn, a much younger man that she. The reader is keen to find out if she can control the fire that burns within her heart. The setting is beautifully developed, with exciting places to explore in Rome and the beautiful scenery of Tuscany. What made this novel irresistible for me is the manner in which the author explores the hearts of the characters, the powerful emotions, the ache for love, the passion, and the anxiety. The characters are real and their emotional evolution through the story will remind readers of their own unique journeys. Bella Toscana by Nanette Littlestone is psychologically rich, filled with humanity and a lot of entertainment. A delightful read, indeed.
Bella Toscana is a fabulous read. I was quite surprised at how great this book was. It has everything I love in a story: beautiful setting, adventure, and love. I was not sure how it would all end until the last page. It is not one I found to be predictable. I am giving Bella Toscana a very well deserved five plus stars. I highly recommend it. It should not be one to be missed. I look forward to more by this author in the future. I received this book from the publisher. This review is 100% my own honest opinion.
Bella Toscana is a contemporary novel written about a woman who decides to take a trip to the beautiful land of Italy. As a married woman, she meets professor Flynn, and that is when she begins to question everything about her self and her feelings. Toscana’s passion is cooking. Her business is failing, and she needs to do something to change the tables around favoring her situation. The picturesque descriptive nature of the literature takes you away to Tuscany and Rome. The author portrays an emotional and an unsuspected story that has the reader intrigued up until the end. The choices are hard, and the emotions invested in the story were felt. I simply connected to the purity of the words and found them enchanting. In addition, I loved the original voice and refreshing inventiveness of the storyline. I enjoyed the cover of the book and felt that it represented the content very well. This is a love story, and I would recommend the book to woman fiction readers and people who are interested in romance.