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The Enchanted April - Elizabeth von Arnim, Cathleen Schine
The Enchanted April
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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... show more
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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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781590172254 (1590172256)
Publisher: NYRB Classics
Pages no: 247
Edition language: English
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fromfirstpagetolast rated it
Mrs Wilkins and Mrs Arbuthnot meet unexpectedly in their club, both having spotted the advertisement for a month-long rental of an Italian castle by the sea. Both desperate to leave their lives behind for a short while they agree to rent the castle between them, engaging Lady Caroline and Mrs Fisher...
Lillelara
Lillelara rated it
5.0 The Enchanted April
Four women, strangers to one another, rent a medieval castle in Italy. Each one is fleeing from problems at home and in the midst of flowers, the sun and la dolce vita, their lives won´t ever be the same again. This book is like a pandoras box full og joy and happiness and it took me completely by...
Wyvernfriend Reads
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4.0 The Enchanted April
Gentle read, one woman sees an ad for a castle in Italy and spots that another woman in her club is looking at it too and recruits her to invest in it, then they recruit two more. When they arrive the place begins to work it's charms on them and they discover more about themselves and about their r...
A Man With An Agenda
A Man With An Agenda rated it
5.0 The Enchanted April
Mrs. Wilkins is frustrated and beginning to despair, Mrs. Arbuthnot is disappointed and sad, Mrs. Fisher lives in the past, and Lady Caroline has not lived for much at all except the moment. They need everything that a vacation can give.Enchanted April is a vision of happiness and how it can transfo...
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4.0 The Enchanted April by Elizabeth von Arnim
This was a very interesting book. It's a book about finding that one place that is just so special, that everything seems to get better just by being there. And taking that specialness of that place and making it a part of who you are, so that you can live and be better long after leaving. It was on...
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