Saturday, August 22, 2009

Bella Tuscany by Frances Mayes

In the spirit of Under the Tuscan Sun, Bella Tuscany continues the story of Frances Mayes' restoration of her house in Cortona. Since the house is mostly complete in this book, we journey with Frances and her husband Ed as they explore other parts of Italy including Naples and Sicily. I very much enjoy Mayes's writing style and love her lush descriptions of everything she comes into contact with. This is a beautifully written as well as informative book.


  1. I too love all of Frances Mayes' books, great material for a cold, rainy day when I'm feeling blue. Do you know, she has another book out in March? It apparently continues her experiences in Tuscany. Can't wait!

  2. This is great news! Thanks for letting me know.