Monday 9 August 2021

Book Review: A Farmhouse in Tuscany by Victoria Springfield

A Farmhouse in Tuscany by Victoria Springfield book cover

AD* | Under the Tuscan sun, the lives of three women are about to change forever...

Donna has been running the Bella Vista riding centre from her rambling farmhouse in Tuscany, taking in guests who enjoy the rolling Tuscan hills, home-grown vegetables and delicious pasta. It's been a decade since her husband Giovanni walked out, convinced she was having an affair. When the truth finally comes to light, can everything return to the way it was ten years ago? Or is it too late to start over?

When self-confessed workaholic Harriet takes an impromptu holiday to Tuscany, she quickly discovers that the relaxing yoga holiday she had been anticipating will be anything but. She's shocked when she's asked to swap her yoga mat and leggings for riding jodhpurs and a helmet! But the longer she stays at serene Bella Vista, the more she begins to rethink the way she's been living for so long...

Shy artist Jess has had a crush on Donna's son Marco from the first moment she saw him. This is her second summer at Bella Vista, and while it is a riding holiday, Jess was secretly hoping to pick up where they left off last summer ­with an almost-kiss. But is Marco still interested or will this be a summer of sadness?

Fun and light-hearted, A Farmhouse in Tuscany is a warm hug of a book.

In a year when overseas travel is difficult at best, this story instantly transports you to the sunkissed Tuscan countryside. Settle into quaint village life and relax with the cast of this enjoyable summer read!

The book follows three women as their lives converge in the most unexpected ways. Donna, Harriet and Jess are all wildly different personalities, yet it isn't long before their chance meeting allows them to become firm friends. Each woman has a past she's dying to escape and a yearning for a certain special man in her life - but only time will tell if these lucky men can finally get the girls.

This is a quick and easy to read story that is equally well-suited as a holiday read or a simple literary companion closer to home. It's a feel-good story, highly character-driven and with a gorgeous backdrop that you can picture perfectly in your mind's eye. Light, engaging, and agreeable.

Want to lose yourself in a novel and switch off for a few hours this summer? A Farmhouse in Tuscany offers the perfect summer read and a much-needed escape from reality.

Rating: 3 stars 

A Farmhouse in Tuscany is available to buy now. 

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* I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review

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