That’s Amore: That’s Love (A Tuscan Legacy Book 1)
Begin your journey to Tuscany this summer with Book 1 of A Tuscan Legacy! Each novella is a complete and satisfying romance, filled with faith, family, forgiveness and love.
When Rafaele and Jayne meet again two years after dancing the night away together in Tuscany, is it a matter of fate or of faith?
After deciding to take a six-month sabbatical, Italian lawyer Rafaele Rossi moves from Florence to Tuscany, resigned to managing the family farm for his aging nonna after his father’s passing. Convinced a family get-together is what Nonna needs to lift her spirits, he plans an eightieth birthday party for her, making sure his siblings and cousins attend.
The Keswick jewelry store where Jayne Austin has worked for seven years closes its doors. Jayne takes her generous severance pay and heads off to Italy—Tuscany to be precise. Choosing to leave her fate in God’s hands, she prays she’ll miraculously bump into the handsome best man she’d danced the night away with at a friend’s Tuscan wedding two years ago. She hasn’t been able to forget those smoldering brown eyes and that rich Italian accent.
Jayne’s prayers are answered swiftly and in the most unexpected way. Before she knows what’s happening, she’s a guest not only at Isabella Rossi’s birthday party, but at Villa Rossi too.
When Rafaele receives what appears to be a valuable painting from an unknown benefactor, he’s reminded that he doesn’t want to lose Jayne again. After what he’s done to drive her from the villa, though, what kind of a commitment will it take for her to stay?
my point of view:
I may be just a little bit prejudiced since I my ancestry is from Italy, but I loved this premise!! I was so anticipating this series that I had every one of them on pre order as soon as it was offered! I was part of the Facebook group so I would get notified of all the promotions, etc. Then when the first one was released, I thought, oh my goodness, I am sure to love this series so much I will be beside myself waiting for each release…….so I decided to practice restraint.
Something I have never been very good at, but hey, I was going to give it my best college try! I did try too, gave it my best, but as everyone kept talking about the books and I tried not to read, well, I couldn’t take it for too long and I finally started reading them. I consoled myself with the fact that by the time I got through the first ones, the last would be out and I’d be in good shape!
It worked out pretty darn good too, as I was able to read them all straight through! I must tell you, the way these authors brought the stories together is amazing!
Book one introduces us to the entire family of Nonna and her grandchildren. Sounds like a busy time, but add this to the author’s plate – not only must she write this love story about Rafaele and Jayne, but she is laying the foundation for all the other central characters that other authors are going to be writing about! She does a great job in this, book one, but you don’t really get HOW great of job Marion has done until you have read all of the books! The scenery of Tuscany makes me feel as if I was there (wish I was)! The descriptions are beautiful!
Ti Amo: I Love You (A Tuscan Legacy Book 4)
She never wants to get married. He does. To her.
The day Alessandra Rossi was born, her mammà died, and a loveless life with the father who blamed the newborn for her mother’s death followed. With the help of her oldest brother, Rafaele, Alessa moved away from home the moment she finished school—just like her other siblings had. Now sporting a degree in Architectural History and Archaeology, Alessa loves her job as a tour guide in the city of Rome—a place where she never fails to draw the attention of men. Not that Alessa cares. Fear that the man she weds would be anything like her recently deceased father has Alessa vowing to remain single.
American missionary Michael Young has moved to Rome on a two-year mission trip. His temporary future in the country doesn’t stop him from spontaneously joining Alessa’s tour after spotting her outside the Colosseum. And being bold enough to tell her afterward that one day she’d be his wife. God had told him. And he believed Him. But Alessa shows no sign of interest in Michael.
Can anything sway the beautiful and headstrong Italian to fall in love? Can anyone convince her to put her faith and hope in a Heavenly father, despite being raised by an earthly one who never loved her? Will her sister’s prompting, or a mysterious painting, or Michael himself change Alessa’s mind? About love. And about God.
In Ti Amo, we get to meet Michael young, a character from one of Marion’s past books – Restoring Faith. Michael is all grown up now and in Italy when he meets Alessa and knows he is going to marry her. While Alessa has her own issues from her past to deal with, coming to trust God and Michael is a journey worth taking!
By: Marion UeckermannLife through Alessa’s eyesWhat a delightful journey Marion has taken us on in Book 4 of this picturesque series taking us through Tuscan lands and abroad.
We had the honor of meeting Alessa, the youngest daughter of the Rossi family, in That’s Amore, Book 1 and fell in love with her wit, charm and spontaneity towards life. In Ti Amo, we get to know Alessa and fall in love with her even more as she shares her life living in Roma.
Growing up with a father that never loved her and never accepting Jesus as her Savior, Alessa learned to be very independent and loves living on her own in Roma. As an Architectural History and Archaeology major sharing tours of Roma’s most beautiful treasures, Alessa has her life all planned out. Never to fall in love, never to marry. Just her, her and her career, living in a 2 bedroom cottage in Roma, a city that fascinates her so. Until her heart starts doing flip flops over American Missionary, Michael, who’s in Roma for two years preaching the gospel and helping troubled kids come to know Jesus. Can Alessa face her past fears towards love and come to know she is loved by our precious Savior as well as the blonde boy who is determined God has told him Alessa would one day be his wife? Intriguing, emotional and one of the most heartfelt stories in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, journey through Roma alongside Alessa and Michael and experience the true grace of God.