The wise, bold, and deeply romantic story of a woman whose life is turned upside down when she meets an enigmatic chef while on vacation in Italy.
“Get ready to be swept away on an Italian vacation filled with romance, intrigue, and delectable cuisine,” says Lori Nelson Spielman, author of One Italian Summer.
What if falling in love results in someone's heart being broken?
Following a difficult break-up and a devastating diagnosis, Shakespeare scholar Lizzie Delford decides to spend one last lavish vacation with her best friend and his movie-star boyfriend on Elba, the sun-kissed island off the Italian coast. Lizzie must make major decisions about her future once she has settled into a luxurious seaside resort, and she will need the one thing she may be running out of: time.
She sneaks off to the public beach, where she meets a sardonic chef named Dante, his battered dog, Lily, and his wry daughter, Etta, a twelve-year-old desperate for a mother. Lizzie is faced with a dilemma while Dante shows her the island's secrets and Etta dazzles with her irreverent humor. Is it okay to fall in love if you only have a limited amount of time? Is it preferable to have a mother for a short time or to have no mother at all? And, more importantly, are the pleasures of life worth savoring, even if you only have a short time to do so?
Lizzie & Dante is a luscious story of love, courage, and Italian wine that asks how far we should go to find a future worth fighting for.... Read More