The Enchanted April
A recipe for happiness: four women, one medieval Italian castle, plenty of wisteria, and solitude as needed.
The women at the center of The Enchanted April are alike only in their dissatisfaction with their everyday lives. They find each other—and the castle of their dreams—through a classified ad in a London newspaper one rainy February afternoon. The ladies expect a pleasant holiday, but they don’t anticipate that the month they spend in Portofino will reintroduce them to their true natures and reacquaint them with joy. Now, if the same transformation can be worked on their husbands and lovers, the enchantment will be complete.
The Enchanted April was a best-seller in both England and the United States, where it was a Book-of-the-Month Club selection, and set off a craze for tourism to Portofino. More recently, the novel has been the inspiration for a major film and a Broadway play.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - pbjwelch - LibraryThing
If you follow my reviews, you'll know I almost never read fiction, but an article in the November 7, 2016 issue of TIME magazine entitled "Read a novel: it's just what the doctor ordered" caught my ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - mooingzelda - LibraryThing
I love the idea of this book, but the execution is sadly lacking. I was hoping for a novel combining the beauty of the Italian coastline with some sparkling female wit and a compelling plot, but The ... Read full review