Review: Every Day in Tuscany

Title: Every Day in Tuscany: Seasons of an Italian life
Author: Frances Mayes
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 978-0-7679-2982-0

Reviewed by Jo Linsdell

Frances Mayes, author of the bestsellers Under the Tuscan Sun and Bella Tuscany is back with yet another book giving insight into the Tuscan way of life.

Every Day in Tuscany: Seasons of an Italian life tells the personal tale of how Frances Mayes came to buy a house joust outside the Tuscan town of Cortona and her memoirs leading up to present day life.

Mayes love of Italian food and wine is obvious through out the book and she even includes 25 original recipes dotted in amongst the chapters.

This book is beautifully written and almost poetic in places as she describes the settings, smells and tastes of the region. It’s clear to see her love and passion for Italy as she makes even the simple every day things like having a coffee at a bar spark a desire to be there experiencing it with her.

She takes the reader on a journey to various towns in Tuscany as she recalls day trips and visits, giving descriptive images of each location. Full of detail and history, this book would serve well as an alternative tourist guide.

If you long to visit Italy, this book will take you there!


I love to hear from you. So feel free to comment, but keep in mind the basics of blog etiquette — no spam, no profanity, no slander, etc.

Thanks for being an active part of the Writers and Authors community.