my take: a great blend of current and historical. the chapters alternate between characters and time periods...italy! hollywood! richard burton! love! intrigue!
having been to Cinque Terre, i had great memories to picture the scene. the abrupt change from 1960's italy to 2000's hollywood was painful, but i got over it as i read on. past & present came together as each character weighed their past and present life choices.
fast. fun. fabulous.
my source: surfing amazon "other readers bought"
my verdict: excellent