According to the magazine column that Emily writes, life in Italy is just perfect. In reality though, it’s certainly not. After her husband leaves her, Emily is left alone in their Tuscan farmhouse, along with her three children, who all have their own problems.
We are gradually introduced to Emily, her children, her friends, and her new love interest, and the developing story is warmly and humorously told.
The surrounding countryside and towns are delightfully described, and there is some interesting local history explored.
The various storylines all weave together towards the end, and finishing the book felt like leaving behind some good friends.