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11 Cute Comfort Reads Set in Tuscany

11 Comfort Books Set in Tuscany

Who wouldn’t love a chance to travel to the beautiful rolling hills and terra cotta roofs of the region of Tuscany?

But if you are not able to travel currently and need a book to transport you to the land of wine, then here’s a list of comfort books set in Tuscany to pick up right away.

1. Love & Gelato

Author – Jenna Evans Welch

“Lina is spending the summer in Tuscany…She’s only there because it was her mother’s dying wish that she get to know her father. But what kind of father isn’t around for sixteen years? But then she is given a journal that her mom had kept when she lived in Italy. Suddenly Lina’s uncovering a magical world of secret romances, art, and hidden bakeries. A world that inspires her, along with the ever-so-charming Ren, to follow in her mother’s footsteps and unearth a secret that has been kept for far too long. “

2. Second Chances in Chianti

Author – T. A. Williams

“Alice Butler starred in a successful US sitcom until tensions in the cast and crew caused the show to be cancelled. Now, five years later and working towards her dream job in art history, she’s called back for a revival of the show. It can only end in disaster, surely? Flown to a villa in Chianti to meet with the rest of the cast, Alice must decide where her future lies – with her boyfriend, David, who laps up the Hollywood company, or with the mysterious Matt, who shies away from public attention?”

3. The Sunshine and Biscotti Club

Author – Jenny Oliver

“Moving to Italy to open a baking club is a dream come true….. until Libby catches her husband cheating just weeks before The Sunshine and Biscotti Club opens its doors. With the first wave of guests set to arrive any day, Libby has no choice but to tie on her apron and get set to bake. But with a dash of sunshine and a sprinkling of old friends, Libby’s kitchen nightmare might just become the best thing that’s ever happened to her.”

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4. The Tuscan Girl

Author – Angela Perch

Present day: When her fiancĂ© is tragically killed in an accident, twenty-six-year-old Alba is convinced she’s to blame. In search of answers, Alba meets Massimo, an elderly man who wants to spend his final years pruning his fruit trees, alone with his painful memories. An unlikely friendship grows as little by little Massimo speaks of Lucia: a wild young girl with sparkling eyes who fell in love with an enemy soldier, bravely stole precious Italian treasures back from Nazi occupiers, and whose selfless courage and sacrifice altered the course of the war – and Massimo’s life.”

5. The Star Crossed Sisters of Tuscany

Author – Lori Nelson Spielman

“A trio of second-born daughters set out to break the family curse that says they’ll never find love on a whirlwind journey through the lush Italian countryside by New York Times bestseller Lori Nelson Spielman, author of The Life List. Against the backdrop of wandering Venetian canals, rolling Tuscan fields, and enchanting Amalfi Coast villages, romance blooms, destinies are found, and family secrets are unearthed—secrets that could threaten the family far more than a centuries-old curse.”

6. Three Days in Florence

Author – Chrissie Manby

“Kathy Courage has never visited the famous Italian city of Florence before, so she’s thrilled when she and her boyfriend Neil are invited there for a wedding. But when a mix-up with her flights leaves Kathy stranded in the city, she decides to embrace the unexpected and stay on alone. With the help of the colourful Innocenti family, who offer Kathy a place to stay, she gradually begins to realise that there’s a much bigger world out there, if only she can be brave enough to explore it.”

7. Murder in Chianti

Author – Camilla Trinchieri

“Set in the heart of Tuscan wine country, Camilla Trinchieri’s new mystery introduces Nico Doyle, a former NYPD homicide detective who’s just looking for space to grieve when he finds himself pulled into a local murder investigation.”

8. The Dark Heart of Florence

Author – Tasha Alexander

“In the next Lady Emily Mystery, The Dark Heart of Florence, critically acclaimed author Tasha Alexander transports readers to the legendary city of Florence, where Lady Emily and Colin must solve a murder with clues leading back to the time of Medici.”

9. Sunrise in Florence

Author – Kathleen Reid

“Rose Maning longs to wake up every morning in Florence, Italy, to a view of the Duomo and terra cotta rooftops dancing in the sunrise. She experiences her own personal renaissance abroad as she embraces everything Italian. She meets Lyon, who is sophisticated and adventurous, challenging her to see herself in a new light. A mysterious discovery changes Rose’s destiny by revealing the character of the men in her life. Does Rose find something that will alter art history as we know it today?”

10. Summer in Tuscany

Author – Elizabeth Adler

“Gemma Jericho is an overworked New York doctor with a handful of a teenaged daughter and a mother who worries that Gemma has no life. So when her mother receives a mysterious letter telling her about an even more mysterious inheritance in Tuscany, Gemma sees her chance: the three of them throw caution and convention to the wind and leave for Italy. But what they encounter there is far more distracting than Gemma expected: a crumbling old villa and a town divided.”

11. Flirting in Florence

Author – Aimee Duffy

“Instead of hitting the designer shops with her friends, Ciara’s all about proving Florence can be enjoyed on a budget – and she isn’t talking about the sexy Italians Elle and Gem pick up for the duration! One-on-one with Zack is getting too intense so she plans a grape-squishing trip to a vineyard hoping to leave her problems back in the city. Of course her doomed affair is the least of her worries when her friendship with his cousin is on the line.”


Have you read any of these books and what else would you like to add to the list?

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