rating: 4 of 5 stars
Adriana Trigiani's Big Stone Gap stories are my favorite, but this is a strong second. I loved it. I feel like I've taken a vacation to Italy myself, enjoyed an international romance, and learned the fine-art of custom shoemaking -- and living and surviving an Italian family.
My only gripe -- I would have changed the ending slightly. But it's not my book, is it?
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