Tuesday, 30 August 2011

Italy In Books Reading Challenge - August

The inside back cover of jamie's italy
Dolci di Love - "Sweets of Love" is a really sweet book, a fairy tale for the 21st century.
Corporate business is Lily Turner's whole life, her husband has been sidelined as she works hard to maintain the life she has chosen for herself.
Her PA Pearl shops for his birthday and Christmas presents and has to remind Lily not to present him "another polo shirt"!
Thus shamed Lily resolves to buy her husband a new pair of golf shoes.
Because she doesn't know her husbands shoes size she has to check inside an old golf shoe, where she discovers a photograph that will shake her entire world.
I'm not going to disclose much more of the story except to say that Lily heads to a small Italian town - Montevedova - gets entangled with a group of busybody Italian widows; the local broken hearted hearthrob and a little girl who captures her heart.
Does she find "Dolci di Love"?
Well, what do you think?
If you've read and enjoyed Sarah - Kate Lynch's "Blessed Are The Cheesemakers", you'll know what to expect.
If you haven't, you could be in for a sweet treat.
This book review for the "Italy In Books Reading Challenge" is a twofer this month as I also want to mention a great cookery book which I like to dip into especially during the summer months.
jamie's italy is a fabulous book full of wonderful recipes, stunning photography and a travelogue.
It was first published in 2005 and is still available on Amazon, at about half the price I paid!
It is a marvellous journey through the many regions of Italy.
In the foreword Jamie describes it like this:
"In writing this book, I didn't just want to give you a collection of Italian recipes. I wanted to share some great experiences with you at the same time. So I wrote it while I travelled around the country, working and eating and meeting people off the beaten track. I wanted to find the food of the "real" Italy - not the place that conjures up images of olive groves and lemons-"
Jamie Olivers website click here

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Inside front cover of jamie's italy


TheBookGirl said...

What a great picture of Jaime on the cover :)
Sweets of Love sounds like a really charming read.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

Dolci di Love sounds like a book I need to read. I have not had good luck lately with books *sadface* And what's even sadder is that I have not had as much time to read with family obligations, so when I have had time to read I have not been a happy reader! :/

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Great choices, I do of course have a copy of Jamie's Italy not just because of where I live but because we like his style of cookery.
As for your fiction choice I have never heard of this author, but I have added the title to My Amazon wishlist.