Item description for A Hilltop in Tuscany by Stephanie Grace Whitson...
Overview Liz Davis's carefully constructed world had already begun to crumble when the unexpected phone call comes. Without considering the consequences, she books the next flight out of Omaha.
Reveling in her new life in Paris, Liz's widowed mother, Mary, is struggling with conflicted feelings of her own. A love once lost has been restored, yet new circumstances cause her to hesitate?.
Together again, Mary and Liz must resolve the turmoil in their lives. Perhaps what their hearts long for awaits them both among the fabled hills of Tuscany.
The sequel to the bestselling A Garden in Paris.
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Studio: Bethany House Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.2" Width: 5.3" Height: 0.9" Weight: 0.605 lbs.
Release Date Mar 31, 2006
Publisher BETHANY HOUSE PUBLISHERS #7
ISBN 0764229362 ISBN13 9780764229367
Availability 0 units.
More About Stephanie Grace Whitson
Award-winning, best-selling author Stephanie Grace Whitson has been writing full time since 1994. She received a master of historical studies degree from Nebraska Wesleyan University in 2012 and is a frequent guest speaker/lecturer on a variety of historical and inspirational topics for both civic organizations and church groups. Stephanie resides in southeast Nebraska where her family, her church, historical research, and Kitty-her motorcycle-all rank high on her list of "favorite things." Learn more at www.stephaniewhitson.com
Stephanie Grace Whitson currently resides in the state of Nebraska.
Reviews - What do customers think about A Hilltop in Tuscany?
A Hilltop in Tuscany Nov 3, 2006
It was a great book! If you want to read it though, I would suggest reading the firrst one, A Garden in Paris. The book had a great mixture of all kinds of things, romance, drama, a little mystery. I loved it! this site shipped it really fast too! Read it!
The author rises above most other romance novelists. Jul 1, 2006
Because of all of Whitson's historical fiction series, I became a fan of her writing. She is one of the better writers of our time for historical fiction that grabs the reader's attention, emotions, and mind. Although I'm not thrilled with romance novels, especially placed in modern times, I decided to read this book and the first one of this series because she's a good author. Indeed, it is a good read, but I still like her historical fiction better. That's more my individual taste rather than a not-so-gushing review of this book series. Truly, her writing is still excellent, and she packs good research into the creation of the text. These are quite a bit more religious than her other books.
Softly romantic tale that pulls readers in Jun 23, 2006
In this sequel to A Garden in Paris, Mary is happily enjoying her newfound life in France and the friendship of two extraordinary men. Meanwhile, in Omaha, her daughter Liz struggles with running the family business, planning a wedding, and tentatively building a relationship through email with the man she just found out is her real father, Jean-Marc David.
When Liz's fiancé, Jeff, hears that his sister has finally left her abusive husband, Jeff heads to California to join his brother in being there for Sarah and her kids. Liz reluctantly follows, wanting to support Jeff but never feeling comfortable around his family. Then Jeff gets a promotion which will relocate him to California. Liz's life and business is in Nebraska, and she does not want to leave. Is Jeff worth the cost?
Luca Santo rejoices to hear of Jean-Marc's new faith, but it smashes against the love Luca is beginning to feel toward Mary. Jean-Marc and Mary loved each other once. He cannot stand in the way of their happiness now.
This beautifully written novel begins slowly, relying on the realistic and relatable characters to pull readers in. And they do. You sympathize with Liz feeling torn between her past and future, Mary's hesitant mothering of her independent daughter, and Luca's decision to step away from the one he loves. While several subplots could be removed from the story without being missed, they add to the richness of the tale. Readers will want to pick up the prequel first, as the two stories are closely entwined. Women will most appreciate this softly romantic tale. - Katie Hart, Christian Book Previews.com
A terrific sequel Mar 31, 2006
So many times, sequels are painful reads as it seems the author has run out of steam. Hilltop is not a disappointment. If you've read A Garden in Paris (which I highly recommend) you will not be disappointed with Tuscany. It captured my attention, and I enjoyed the story, the growth of the characters, and another plot twist I did not expect. Both books are lovely reads. The only problem is, I now want to go to both Paris and Tuscany! The author paints lyrical word pictures of places and events that make you hunger to be where the characters are and living life with them.
A sequel worth waiting for..... Feb 20, 2006
Part 2 of A Garden In Paris continues the story of Mary Davis and her daughter Liz. It is also the story of the incredible men who cross their paths. Mary is a widow who, though dedicated to her husband while alive, searches for a future in remnants of the past. Leaving Omaha, she finds herself in Paris.
Liz roots herself in Omaha and all the illusions it holds. When her fiancý asks for more than just continuing her past, to shape their future, Liz balks.
The characters are well developed. I found myself strongly disliking one character, but this person grew as a person to the point I found understanding, acceptance and forgiveness.
This book is a tribute to the author's versatility in moving from historical to contemporary fiction. Thanks for the gift of story!