Author(s): Marlena De Blasi
When Fernando spots her in a Venice cafe and knows immediately that she is The One, Marlena de Blasi is caught off guard. A divorced American woman travelling through Italy, she thought she was satisfied with her life. Yet within a few months, she quits her job as a chef, sells her house, kisses her two grown-up kids goodbye, and moves to Venice. Once there, she finds herself sitting in sugar-scented pasticcerie, strolling through sixteenth-century palazzi, renovating an apartment overlooking the seductive Adriatic Sea, and preparing to wed a virtual stranger in an ancient stone church.
'An irresistible grown-up love story' USA TODAY; 'Enchanting' PUBLISHERS WEEKLY; 'Venice is almost synonymous with romance, and in this charming account de Blasi spares no detail in telling us how she fell under its spell' LIBRARY JOURNAL 'A luxurious story of sudden love' KIRKUS REVIEWS
Marlena de Blasi has been a chef, a journalist, a food and wine consultant and a restaurant critic. The author of two cookbooks, one of which won the James Beard Award, she now directs gastronomic tours through Tuscany and Umbria.