Tuesday, November 17, 2020

The Star-Crossed Sisters of Tuscany by Lori Nelson Spielman

Emilia is one of the many cursed, second-born daughters of the Fontana Family who are said will never be able to find love.

Emilia took this seriously because for generations, that seems to be what has happened.

Emilia's Aunt Paolina not only didn't find love, but she was ostracized from the family by her sister, and no one would tell why.

When Paolina asks Emilia to go to Italy with her, Emilia is torn between family loyalty and what she knows could be the chance of a lifetime.

I loved THE STAR-CROSSED SISTERS OF TUSCANY from the first page when I saw those beautiful Italian names and the mention of delicious food.

The magic and fun never stopped as we listened to Aunt Paolina tell her story and as we enjoyed Italy through the eyes of the characters.

The characters were the best - especially Aunt Paolina.

THE STAR-CROSSED SISTERS OF TUSCANY is a delightful, pick-you-up and a book that will keep the characters in mind even after you turn the last page.

It sounds like a full romance, but it is not.

THE STAR-CROSSED SISTERS OF TUSCANY is a heartfelt, extraordinary read that makes you realize it’s never too late to follow your dreams. 

It is about family and living your life to the fullest and loving like there’s no tomorrow.  

And...if you like secrets, there is a huge family one that gets uncovered.  5/5

This book was given to me by the publisher via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.


  1. Sounds charming, thanks for sharing your thoughts

    1. I LOVED this book. Charming is a great word for it.

      Thanks for your comment, shelleyrae.

  2. Very nice review.
    Thank you for sharing.

  3. Yes, a very entertaining story! I loved the aunt!

    1. Oh yes....loved her.

      Thanks for commenting, Mary.

  4. Sounds like a book I would LOVE! I had seen this title and wondered about it. Your review makes me want to read it.

    1. Laura...you will LOVE this book.

      Thanks for commenting, and enjoy when you read the book.

  5. Will have to give this a go! Cheers

    1. It is so good. You will love it.

      Thanks for your comment, Carole.