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Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Dolce di Love

by Sarah-Kate Lynch

Let me first share the write-up on the back cover of the book:
Corporate star Lily Turner abandons the boardrooms of Manhattan for the steep streets of Montevedova when she discovers her "perfect" husband, Daniel, has another family tucked away in the hills of Tuscany.  Once there, her plight attracts the attention of the Secret League of widowed Darners, an all-but-invisible army pulling strings behind the scenes to create happy endings.  Soon, founding members Violetta and Luciana are scheming to mend Lily's broken heart--and to enlist her help for their struggling pasticceria.

The part of that write up that urged me to read this book was the League of Widowed Darners.  I had recently watched Return to Me which featured the most delightful group of four old men that I fell in love with so I thought the idea of old women helping Lily with her love life would be every bit as delightful.

The old ladies didn't capture my heart in quite the same way but they were indeed a fun part of the book.  The love story with its' unexpected twists and turns was the real highlight of the book.  Lily faced several large scale obstructions to her future happiness and here chances for ever getting things resolved with Daniel but she also met a handsome, attentive man that could help her forget Daniel and his other family.

The girl should have just stayed at home in New York and left that cheating Daniel to his other family and left things alone, but she felt so compelled to find out what and why Daniel had betrayed her so badly.  Without her compulsion to face the problem this story would not have happened.

Very fun read, great for summer, for the beach, vacation, or plane ride and highly recommended to the romantic in us all.

5 comments:

karen! said...

Oooh... I love the idea of a secret league of widowed darners.

Zibilee said...

I also think I would like this book, and the bit about having two families intrigues me. I am going to have to check this one out when I can. It sounds great!

Holly (2 Kids and Tired) said...

This one does sound good. I love Return to Me and those old widowers just make the movie. Anything that compares to that is a definite must-read!
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mahtab said...

I am reading this book, I recommend it

Amanda said...

O man, I love that movie Return to Me. Aren't the old guys cute? I love the old music too.