Item description for A Hilltop in Tuscany by Stephanie Grace Whitson...
The sequel to the bestselling A Garden in Paris. With her mother newly settled in Paris, Liz Davis returns to Omaha to oversee the family business and estate. But her well-ordered world soon begins to unravel when she finds troubling information stored on her deceased fathers computer. Then her fianc considers a job promotion that will take him to California, making the attention Liz is receiving from an intern at the office all the more tempting. When she can no longer cope with her swirling emotions, a once-confident Liz shows up back on her mothers doorstep. But it will take more than a change of scenery for Liz to willingly embrace the kind of life she truly desires.
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Studio: Center Point Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8.6" Width: 5.9" Height: 1.2" Weight: 1.35 lbs.
Release Date Jun 30, 2006
Publisher Center Point Publishers
ISBN 158547780X ISBN13 9781585477807
Availability 0 units.
More About Stephanie Grace Whitson
STEPHANIE GRACE WHITSON is a bestselling inspirational author of over 20 books. She's a two-time Christy Award finalist and the winner of an RT Book Reviews Reviewer's Choice Award for Best Inspirational Romance. When she's not writing, she enjoys taking long rides on her Honda Magna motorcycle named Kitty.
Stephanie Grace Whitson currently resides in the state of Nebraska.
Reviews - What do customers think about A Hilltop in Tuscany?
wonderful women's fiction Jun 9, 2007
My daughter picked this book out from a Christian Bookstore shelf, because the cover and title looked and sounded interesting. We have lived both in Europe and in the U.S., so any story set in Europe (esp. Paris) will quicken our interest. I had misgivings about the Tuscany part, since I didn't want a knock-off of Under the Tuscan Sun. But I was quickly swept into the story, although it seems to be the second of a series. It didn't matter. It was easy to sort out the characters and where their lives were at at this point in time. Whitson is a wonderful writer. She knows how to get you into the mind of both the 20-something, as well as the 50-something (?) protagonist. Even when the one behaves badly, you're rooting for her. Wonderful novel about relationships, great descriptions of the food. I spent my junior year in Paris and visited a friend spending hers in Florence, so this took me right back. I could just picture the areas Whitson was describing.
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.