Well-known for his bestselling novel The Christmas Box, Mr. Evans will once again enthrall readers with this unique tale of enduring love.

In Tuscany, American Eliana fills her days with painting and caring for her six-year-old son, Alessio. Often away on business, her Italian husband, Maurizio, is not the same man she met as a college student in Utah.

When American Ross Story moves into a nearby apartment, he and Eliana become fast friends. Especially when Ross helps Eliana during one of Alessio's asthma attacks. As their relationship develops, Eliana must come to terms with the guilt she feels in loving this man who is not her husband.

Mr. Evans is known for deeply moving novels, and this is no exception. Rich, evocative depictions of the Italian countryside, complete with a once-in-a-lifetime kind of love, make this a read to be savored time and again. (Nov., 320 pp., $22.95)

Reviewed by: 
Sheri Melnick