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Women in Sunlight
Women in Sunlight | Frances Mayes
17 posts | 12 read | 22 to read
The new novel from the bestselling author of Under the Tuscan Sun tells the story of four American women who become unexpected friends when they move to a beautiful villa in Tuscany. She watches from her terrazza as the three American women carry their luggage into the stone villa down the hill. Who are they, and what brings them to this Tuscan village so far from home? Kit Raine, an American writer living in the small Italian town of San Rocco, is working on a biography of her close friend, the novelist Margaret Merrill. But her work is waylaid by the arrival of three women - Julia, Camille and Susan - all of whom have recently formed a friendship that will uproot them completely and redirect their lives. For Susan, the most fearless of the three, has enticed them to subvert expectations of a staid retirement in the States by taking on the lease of a big, beautiful house in Tuscany . . . Though novices in a foreign culture, their renewed sense of adventure imbues each of them with a bright sense of bravery, a spirited lust for life, and a fierce determination to thrive. With Kit's friendship and guidance, the three friends launch themselves into Italian life, pursuing passions long-forgotten - with drastic and unforeseeable results.
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KarenUK
Women in Sunlight | Frances Mayes
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#7days7covers #CoverCrush #Day3 💕

I tag @Taichichick ifyou‘d like to play along? Just post 1 cover you love, each day for 7 days, no explanation needed and use the hashtags 😊💕

Maria514626 That cover is amazing! 3y
Cinfhen Oh wow! Totally new to me book and cover 🤩fabulous 3y
KarenUK @cinfhen It‘s a nice summery read, to use one of your hashtags... it‘s a #borrownotbuy 😊💕 (edited) 3y
Cinfhen 👍🏻♥️ 3y
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GripLitGrl
Women in Sunlight | Frances Mayes
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I'm a bit behind in my #tarottakeover posting. I'm playing catch up now. Day1 🌞
@ErinSueG @WhiskeyMistress

ErinSueMreads I‘m behind in posting the prompts even sooooooo 🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️🤷🏻‍♀️ 4y
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bermudaonion
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Mehso-so

I thought the writing was uneven and the narrative shifts were jarring and confusing.

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Marla
Women in Sunlight | Frances Mayes
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Bailedbailed

I started the audiobook in the car to work. On the way home it hit track 9 disc 1 & said part 2. I said nope, can‘t do it, this has not grabbed my attention. Fastest time I have ever bailed on a book. Anyone else feel this way or did you love this? Under The Tuscan Sun is one of my favorite movies but I have never read the book.

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Litpixie
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Bailedbailed

I wanted to like this book, but as I got closer to page 200 I found that I had difficulty in reading the story.

The duel stories of Kit, a writer living in Tuscany, and three Americans: Susan, Julie and Camilla deciding to move to a villa in Tuscany rather than a senior living establishment. The more interesting story was Susan, Julie and Camilla's.

Some editing would have been worthwhile. I did not need to have so many meals described.

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Litpixie
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Started this yesterday. Loving the story so far.

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Bostonmomx2
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Starting this today...I actually have no idea why I put this on hold so hopefully it doesn‘t disappoint.

Redwritinghood I just bought this at a local indie store today. Maybe the start of summer has drawn me to it. 4y
BittersweetBooks I do that all the time! And then when I pick it up, I don‘t read the synopsis so I‘m totally surprised 4y
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KarenUK
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#Nextup A welcome library hold.... we are under Flood warning in South FL, so reading about sun-kissed Italy will be a lovely escape! ☔️☔️☔️☔️☔️☔️☔️

Cinfhen Ugh!!! Shelter in 4y
KarenUK @cinfhen Unfortunately I‘m working all weekend! 😔 4y
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Litpixie
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Sitting and reading a business book when this beauty arrived. Thank you Random House for sending this!

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ChrisM
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@hermyknee is having a #coffeecoffeecoffee & coffee & books are 2 of my favorite things!!

It was as hard to pick a favorite mug as it was to pick a favorite book!! This mug is from our last family vacation & my married daughter has same one. When I drink from it I can remember our vacation or imagine we are drinking coffee together.
Women in Sunlight is about friendship, taking chances & creating a life you love. Plus it's set in Tuscany!

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ChrisM
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I LOVE this book!4 1/2 ⭐️read!It is a story of finding friends in the most unlikely place & them becoming your family as you create the life you want. 3 women meet at a tour for a retirement community but none of them really want to move there. Instead they rent a house in Tuscany where they discover things about themselves & begin to create the rest of their lives. Thanks to NetGalley & the publisher for providing an ARC for my honest review.

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