"An irresistible grown-up love story." USA Today
"Better than a romance novel, it's the real thing." New Orleans Times-Picayune
"The story sounds impossibly romantic . . . [But] this moonstruck tale is absolutely true . . . It is, surprisingly, a story with a happy ending reached, as real-life happy endings must be, not by fiat but by accommodation." The Boston Globe
"A little cioppino of a book, a tasty stew with equal parts travel adn food and romance, spiced up with goodly amounts of fantasy-come-true." The Seattle Post-Intelligencer
"The 'happily-ever-after' is riveting and the recipes are mouthwatering just to read." The Philadelphia Inquirer"