A purely delightful love story and visual Italian adventure! I absolutely love this adorable little book! Just one look at the beautiful watercolor painting on the cover gives you a glimpse of the delightful Italian Love story within. Whether you have been to Italy or not, Enrico's characterizations of himself, his new love Marit, those two silly ever present voices in his head, and various friends and family they encounter on their trip to Italy will charm the socks off anybody! You can read it quickly, for LOTS of giggles & grins, and then read it slowly and savor the details of the incredible watercolor paintings.
Besides being a master storyteller, Enrico has a special talent for painting water - the reflections, the movement, the colors - I've noticed it over and over in his work. What better way to showcase that than in a story that takes place in places like Venice and Cinque Terre.
I think this book is like a paper version of the perfect "date movie." If I were falling in love with someone, and wanted to express to him my interest, I would give him this book! Then he would surely know that I have exceedingly good taste, a fabulous sense of humor, a love of travel, adventure, and romance!