DOLCI DI LOVE
READING GROUP NOTES
Lily has a somewhat muted initial reaction to finding out her husband has a secret family in Italy? Why do you think this is: She doesn′t believe it? She is in instant denial about it? All her emotions are muted?
If you discovered your husband had a secret family, what would you do: Confront him? Confront them? Ignore it?
Infertility can cause terrible heartache and become a debilitating obsession. What else could Lily have done to fill the hole her childlessness left in her?
What are the similarities between the three sets of sisters in the book?
Adapting to changing times is one of the themes of Dolci di Love. Lily has to do it, Violetta has to do it, even the cantucci has to do it. How do they manage this?
Forgiveness is another theme. Could you forgive Daniel if he was your husband? If not, why not?
Daniel made one stupid mistake and paid for it dearly. What else, other than keeping it in his pants, could he have done?
The family Lily wanted is far from the one she ends up with. Does this matter? What makes the perfect family?
What do you think it is about Tuscany that makes it a perfect setting for romance? What other romantic settings can you think of? How important is the setting? Would Dolci di Love be the same if it was set it Detroit?
Have you ever dreamed of being rescued at the roadside by a tall, dark, handsome, brooding Italian? If not, why not?!
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