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Publisher Description

From the best-selling author of To Tuscany with Love comes a captivating story of the epic tug-of-war between honor and duty, the irrepressible power of love, and the concept of family.

In 1945, Will Mills and his fellow soldiers in the 10th Mountain Division scaled Italy’s treacherous Riva Ridge in the frigid night to break through the nearly impenetrable German line of defense. Severely wounded, Will was rescued by Italian partisans, and a beautiful girl tended his injuries until he had the strength to rejoin the US troops.

Tormented and haunted by his decisions and actions during wartime, Will knows he has unfinished missions in Italy to complete. The passage of time and years of carrying this unfulfilled need have molded Will into a bitter, angry man.

Seventy-five years later, Will’s spunky 32-year-old neighbor Sophie Sparke faces disaster in her life. Everything is going wrong - her job, love life, and even her dog. Part of the problem is that confident and fiercely independent Sophie lets her quick mouth get her into trouble.

Grouchy, mean-spirited Will finagles Sophie into traveling with him to Tuscany to find the partisan who saved his life. Sophie and Will comb enchanting Tuscan hill towns on an improbable and unfolding mission with few clues to aid them. 

Will’s passionate tenacity drives their quest, and in the process, exposes their darkest secrets. The journey alters the course of their lives, and Will and Sophie find more than they had imagined in the hills of Tuscany.

Susan Fouche
hr min
February 11

Customer Reviews

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It Happened in Tuscany

It Happened in Tuscany is a wonderful book by
Gail Mencini. This is the first book I have read by her. Her talent definitely shines through within the pages. She has woven such a beautiful tale. I thought this was a really good story. I loved the beautiful setting, intriguing character and captivating story line. The details are so vivid that I felt like I transported back in time and living right there at the moment. The story is far from being predictable and I never know what would happen next. There were some twists, drama, laughs and enchanting scenes that held my attention from start to finish. I loved every bit of it.

I had the pleasure of listening to the audio version of It Happened in Tuscany. The talented narrator, Susan Fouche, does a fantastic job bringing this story to life. I believe she perfectly portray the characters perfectly. I am so happy to have the opportunity to listen to this version.

I am giving It Happened in Tuscany a well deserved five plus stars. I recommend it for readers who enjoy reading historical fiction. Especially, those that are from the post World War II era. I would love to read more by Gail Mencini in the future. She has earned herself a new fan. This one is most definitely not one to be missed.

I received an audiobook version of It Happened in Tuscany from the publisher. This review is one hundred percent my own honest opinion.