Book Reviews of A Thousand Days in Venice : An Unexpected Romance

A Thousand Days in Venice : An Unexpected Romance
A Thousand Days in Venice An Unexpected Romance
Author: Marlena De Blasi
ISBN-13: 9781565123212
ISBN-10: 1565123212
Publication Date: 6/7/2002
Pages: 288
Rating:
  • Currently 3.6/5 Stars.
 13

3.6 stars, based on 13 ratings
Publisher: Algonquin Books
Book Type: Hardcover
Reviews: Amazon | Write a Review

29 Book Reviews submitted by our Members...sorted by voted most helpful

reviewed A Thousand Days in Venice : An Unexpected Romance on
Helpful Score: 4
I generally don't read romance, and found this book boring. The writing is lovely but I found the characters dull and forgettable. I slogged through the first 100 pages before tossing it aside.
reviewed A Thousand Days in Venice : An Unexpected Romance on + 15 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
I enjoyed this book, seemed unrealistic at times, but I guess their lives are really romantic and dramatic at times. I liked the author's attention to detail, explaining the food, aromas, atmosphere, people, sights, etc of Venice. I want to go there, that is why I read this book.
reviewed A Thousand Days in Venice : An Unexpected Romance on + 109 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
A delicious little book - enjoyed reading in Florence and on the plane home - to keep the Italian spirit going!
A wonderful true romance - of the author/chef.
Some lovely, descriptive writing on Venice, food, cooking, an amazing new relationship, bits of Italian, life wisdom - even recipes.
reviewed A Thousand Days in Venice : An Unexpected Romance on + 49 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
Sorry, I'm not re-posting this! After spending two days in Venice on a tour, being very intrigued, but not sure if there was enough to do to justify a longer stay, this book makes me want to move there! Incredibly romantic true story, with recipes and (the reason I'm keeping it) a list of things to do in Venice not found in any guide book. Highly recommended, but you'll have to get it from someone else!
reviewed A Thousand Days in Venice : An Unexpected Romance on + 27 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
A romance, yes, but not an outlandish, impalusible fictional one---this is the tale of two people, not in the first blush of Youth, living in distant parts of the world from one another, who still in a strange and wonderful way (fate?), meet, are parted, and then reunited. This is the true story of a certain Italian gentleman and the American woman he waited for, wooed, and won.
reviewed A Thousand Days in Venice : An Unexpected Romance on + 67 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 2
I enjoyed it enough to want to read her following ones. She does write a bit too "poetically" - hard to read at times due to my eyes rolling...
reviewed A Thousand Days in Venice : An Unexpected Romance on + 77 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
I liked. It was kind of slow at first, but built up steam and by the last 3rd, I couldn't put it down. The author has a droll and fun sense of humor. I love that she calls her husband "the stranger" and describes his sad eyes as "dead bunny eyes" if I remember correctly. I can't wait to get the next installment.
reviewed A Thousand Days in Venice : An Unexpected Romance on + 31 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
I found this book lacking something for me. I like the whole, under the tuscan sun storyline but the pace of the book didn't match the excitement for the change that this person was undertaking. I couldn't finish it.
reviewed A Thousand Days in Venice : An Unexpected Romance on + 89 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Venice is one of my favorite cities and I loved the book.
reviewed A Thousand Days in Venice : An Unexpected Romance on + 16 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
An American woman meets a man in Venice, falls in love and packs up her life to live with him in his homeland - synopsis sounds romantic, but the story line fails to deliver. The book is more of De Blasi's romance with Venice than with the Venetian (who she calls "The Stranger"). The writing, however, is beautiful. De Blasi, a food writer, had my mouth watering with her descriptions of the meals and the Italian marketplace.
reviewed A Thousand Days in Venice : An Unexpected Romance on + 27 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
What a fabulous book! I lived just 45 minutes from Venice for four years. All of the places mentioned in this book are real, and the descriptions put you right there on the Grand Canal.
reviewed A Thousand Days in Venice : An Unexpected Romance on + 371 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Recipes at the back look good, but I had a hard time finishing this book.
reviewed A Thousand Days in Venice : An Unexpected Romance on + 70 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
Great, quick romantic read. Enjoyed this book alot.
reviewed A Thousand Days in Venice : An Unexpected Romance on + 3 more book reviews
I read this before I traveled to Lucca, Italy. So romantic!
reviewed A Thousand Days in Venice : An Unexpected Romance on + 37 more book reviews
When I first read the reviews of this book I was unsure if I wanted to order it, but order it I did and I am happy I did. This book is a story of romance for a older couple, not a 20's or 30's romance. This story is very poetic and very descriptive from the scents of food, scenery, relationships and the culture. You will not be disappointed while reading this. It's a can't put it down book.
reviewed A Thousand Days in Venice : An Unexpected Romance on + 70 more book reviews
Well written and loved as if you lived there!
reviewed A Thousand Days in Venice : An Unexpected Romance on + 47 more book reviews
I loved this book. Nothing like falling in love in Venice!
reviewed A Thousand Days in Venice : An Unexpected Romance on + 3 more book reviews
THOROUGHLY ENJOYED IT!
reviewed A Thousand Days in Venice : An Unexpected Romance on + 8 more book reviews
"A Thousand Days in Venice" is a very romantic and personable non-fiction story, which I enjoyed from beginning to end (and this may be because I'm a TOTAL romantic). Marlena De Blasi writes with honesty displaying her comfort in her own skin and describes Venice with such luster causing almost any reader to fall in love.

I recommend this book to older teens and adults who appreciate romance in all its forms.
reviewed A Thousand Days in Venice : An Unexpected Romance on + 29 more book reviews
As I had fallen in love with Venice on my honeymoon, I couldn't resist this story. Although it is at times difficult to connect with the writer's emotions during this journey, it is nevertheless a charming book and took me back to my deep feelings for Venice. This is a story about an American woman who loves to cook, takes a trip to Venice, and makes a life changing decision at a time when her children are grown and on their own. She struggles along the way with being a strong woman, being an American in a foreign country, and the need for love and self-purpose. The book also contains ten of her recipes at the back, as well as a Reader's Guide.
reviewed A Thousand Days in Venice : An Unexpected Romance on + 16 more book reviews
This is a wonderfully romantic tale of love "at a certain age". Set in beautiful Venice, the author shares both the good and not so good of its current state. She also shares freely the trials and difficulties of making a huge life change. A fabulous read!
reviewed A Thousand Days in Venice : An Unexpected Romance on + 30 more book reviews
This is a really sweet book and I look forward to reading the sequel!
reviewed A Thousand Days in Venice : An Unexpected Romance on + 143 more book reviews
A beautifully written memoir.
reviewed A Thousand Days in Venice : An Unexpected Romance on + 11 more book reviews
If you love Italy, if you love a love story, this will provide a source of joy. It is a warm look a Venice and love.
reviewed A Thousand Days in Venice : An Unexpected Romance on + 4 more book reviews
I picked this book up on a whim, and I loved it.
reviewed A Thousand Days in Venice : An Unexpected Romance on + 13 more book reviews
after reading this novel, you'll want to take a trip to italy...i promise!
reviewed A Thousand Days in Venice : An Unexpected Romance on + 9 more book reviews
I love all things Italian which makes it easy for me to enjoy this book. It is a nice story of a woman who can have it all.I love the incorporation of Italian phrases. A nice read.
reviewed A Thousand Days in Venice : An Unexpected Romance on + 4 more book reviews
good story, fast read
reviewed A Thousand Days in Venice : An Unexpected Romance on + 18 more book reviews
A great read about a woman who has decided to let her heart rule