Reading this book was like taking a vacation to the Italian coast! The story takes place in a small Italian town. The author weaves together the histories of several people there---a priest, his niece and her daughters, a fix-it man, and a prodigal son returned. It's beautifully written, fun to read, makes you laugh, makes you cry, and makes you want to find this town (or one like it) and live there!
If you like books set in Tuscany, this needs to be added to your reading list.
A gentle, charming and sometimes very amusing read, about a small village and it's inhabitants on the Tuscan coast. While the story centers mostly around the church, it is not overly religious and can therefore be enjoyed by anyone with a love of all things italiano!
While most books about Tuscany are about the landscape, lifestyle, etc; "The Miracles of Santo Fico" has a story of it's own to share. Anyone who has experienced any of life's struggles can benefit from reading this book. The author writes of struggle, despair, disappointments and hurts being transformed into forgiveness, hope and often miracles.... A great read!
While the middle of this book seemed to drag a bit, the descriptive ability of the author was awesome and really made you feel as though you were spending a summer in a small town in Italy. It was so easy to fall in love with the characters and I LOVED the ending. I cried.