Cover Attraction is brought to us by Marcia at The Printed Page. This is what she has to say…’I’m a very visual person and love beautiful, or interesting, cover art. It entices, and invites, me to stop and take a peek instead of walking right on by.’
I happen to agree. This weeks cover attraction for me is:
That Summer in Sicily: A Love Story by Marlena de Blasi
Release Date: May 19, 2009 by Random House Canada (Trade Paperback)
From Random House Canada:
‘“At villa Donnafugata, long ago is never very far away,” writes bestselling author Marlena de Blasi of the magnificent if somewhat ruined castle in the mountains of Sicily that she stumbles upon one summer while traveling with her husband. There de Blasi is befriended by Tosca, the patroness of the villa, who shares her own unforgettable love story. In a luminous and tantalizing voice, de Blasi re-creates Tosca’s life and romance with the last prince of Sicily descended from the French nobles of Anjou. But when Prince Leo attempts to better the lives of his peasants, his defiance of the local Mafia costs him dearly. The present-day narrative finds Tosca sharing her considerable inherited wealth with a harmonious society composed of many of the women–now widowed–who once worked the prince’s land alongside their husbands. This marvelous epic drama reminds us that in order to live a rich life, one must embrace both life’s sorrow and its beauty.’
I fell in love with this cover first and foremost. It’s the paperback edition and it is absolutely gorgeous. It reminds me of how much I’d love to visit Italy someday. What I wouldn’t give to be sitting on a balcony there overlooking the scene depicted on this cover. I have no other words other than I think it’s a very beautiful cover and the story sounds good to me too.
It is a very beautiful cover. Thanks for sharing. 🙂
Sandy Nawrot says
I’ve always wanted to visit Italy. This picture makes you want to just call that airline and make the reservation now! I can just imagine sitting out on my balcony overlooking this view, with a glass of wine and a book!
That’s a GORGEOUS cover… Makes me want to go to Italy 🙂
Italy has some great vistas – both nature landscapes and cityscapes.
I totally agree, Dar!! This is such a beautiful cover! I want to read that book NOW!:)
Sofia-Classifieds Weekly says
I super like it:-)
Red lady-Bonnie says
Beautiful cover! I believe that this is part of a series.
I love that cover too, its beautiful!
Your comments on my blog are always so sweet! Thanks, I think I have found a real friend! Uh Oh! getting sappy here.
That IS a fantastic cover.
Ohhh that is a nice looking cover.
I would love to visit Italy. This cover is beautiful.
I think that’s a great cover, too!
That IS a beautiful cover. I haven’t seen this book around before. Hope it’s a good one!
I love it when a cover has the power to place you within its setting like this one does. Sadly though, it reminds me of all the lost beauty and loss of life due the recent tragic earthquake in Italy. 🙁
Scrap girl says
I keep thinking of The Island by Victoria Hislop when I look at the picture. I loved that book and now want to read this one.
Amy @ Passages to the Past says
Wow, that is a stunning cover!
I like that cover, what a pretty view.
The picture looks just like some of the small towns in Malta looking down to the sea.
OMG.. yes.. I want that book!! What a wonderful cover!
Wow, that’s a beautiful cover! I’d love to visit Italy too if given a chance!
I how pretty! How I would love to visit that place 🙂
What a beautiful cover!! I just brought her book, One Thousand Days in Venice, home from the library this week.
Melissa - Shhh I'm Reading says
This is a beautiful cover. I loved Italy and would love to go back.
This cover is gorgeous! It would certainly catch my eye.
You are right, that cover is beautiful.
Thank you for posting a Cover Attraction this week. That book is sitting in my TBR pile right now. My cover is much different but still very beautiful. If I ever get around to reading it I’ll send it your way when I’m done.
Jenny Girl says
This is so me. I’ve been bugging my hubby about a trip to Italy.
Thanks for this great find!
Thanks for visiting my Cover Attraction and leaving me a nice comment.
Bonnie, I believe you are right-this is a part of a series.
Wendy, you’re so funny but you’re right -you have found a real friend!
Marcia, of course it’s sitting in your tbr pile. lol. Sometimes I wonder if I have esp where your tbr pile is concerned. I’d love to read it whenever you get around to it, especially if it’s good.