Welcome to the next installment of my review of A Tuscan Legacy! This week we are focusing on books four, five and six!Here is the information on these three:
Ti Amo: I Love You by Marion Ueckermann, 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.
La Fiamma Sacra: The Sacred Flame by Clare Revell
A Tuscan Legacy Book 5
Forged in love’s sacred flame, can a firefighter and a widow find the path God set for them?
Ric Rossi left the family farm in Tuscany and never looked back. Working as a firefighter in Reading, England, he has everything a man could ask for—a secure job, a firm faith, and a neighbour who cares for his cat Noci when he goes away. The only thing missing is a woman he can share his life with.
Widowed when her son Deforest was a week old, Bracken Hughes isn’t prepared to open herself to the heartache a relationship can bring. Especially with her handsome neighbour who risks his life each time he leaves for work. No matter how good the man is with her son.
Ric finds Deforest to be an appealing child who captures his interest. And the mother has that certain something that pricks his heart. But the unhealed wound in Ric’s soul might just spoil any chance he has at love.
Bella Notte: Beautiful Night by Heather Gray
A Tuscan Legacy Book 6
He likes to play the field. She’s content to wear her goody two shoes.
Piero Carter packs light and travels often. He loves adventure and manages to keep his life simple by sticking to a two-dates-only rule. The longest relationship he’s had — aside from family — is with his camera. As a photographer who works primarily with fashion, he’s used to having his pick of beautiful women who want to be seen by his side.
Felicity von Wolff is a makeup artist whose job takes her around the world. That’s all the adventure she craves. She has little use for Piero the Playboy. Being seen on his arm means getting tied to his reputation, and that’s the last thing she wants. Yet, somehow, they keep getting thrown together. What’s a girl to do?
Piero finally meets a woman who makes him want more than two dates, but does that mean he’s ready for one of life’s greatest adventures — falling in love? When Felicity peeks over the wall she’s built to protect herself, she discovers there’s more to the people around her than she ever realized. What will it take for Piero and Felicity to stop hiding from life and open their eyes to the rich beauty God has in store for them?
my point of view:
What can I say? I love this series, but to walk through this journey of cousins is so beautiful, it makes me think of my own family so much! I love how each book takes us to a new place with a new cousin, and yet we still get the the full scope of the entire series and mystery developing. These authors did a fantastic job of working together to keep the characters intact throughout the story line and keep the mystery of the paintings flowing along!
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!
La Fiamma Sacra takes us to England and cousin Ric Rossi. This story is also worthy of a stand alone read, but knowing the history of the Rossi family certainly helps make it more enjoyable.There are very intense packed scenes, and the underlying theme of trust once again….and the love of a family separated by miles, but attached at the heart.
Bella Notte is truly a beautiful story. I love the title as this installment deals with all things beauty to the eye….but shows us there is a much more beautiful life when we stop looking at the world around us and focus on the beauty God has given us when we commit our lives to Him.