I Belong To You by Modesta TonanI Belong To You by Modesta Tonan

I Belong To You

byModesta Tonan

Paperback | April 15, 2016

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I Belong To You is the story of Julia and her journey of self-discovery through Northern Italy.  At a turning point in her life and marriage to Anthony, she goes to Italy with her sisters and friends in search of an adventure and herself.  Her confusion becomes even more intense when Sebastian, their driver begins pursuing her. Amid the backdrop of breathtaking historic architecture, the women enjoy friendship, food, and award winning wines.  I Belong to You will make you want to pack your bags and go to Italy. 

Throughout incredible journeys and life's experiences, Modesta Tonan takes her readers on an effortless journey of self-discovery. Modesta is poised to be one of Canada's most en­gaging new Authors. She was born, in the pictur­esque mountain setting of Gimigliano located in the Calabria Region of Southern Italy. Today Tonan lives in th...
Title:I Belong To YouFormat:PaperbackDimensions:202 pages, 8 × 5 × 0.46 inPublished:April 15, 2016Publisher:Nanshe PublishingLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0994865260

ISBN - 13:9780994865267


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Engaging Read! Engaging Read! I loved reading this passionate story of love and strong friendships and how sometimes you have to escape from yourself to find out where your heart really belongs. The author takes you on a journey into the heart of beautiful Italy as she describes the scenery, food and history so vividly you can imagine exactly what it would like to be there with Julia and her soul sisters! Hoping the story of Julia continues!
Date published: 2016-08-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved it! Enjoyed reading I Belong to You! Julia takes you on her journey to find herself and her struggle with love in a beautiful romantic country making me want to pack my bags...she takes you away from your everyday...and dream!
Date published: 2016-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fantastico! What a great story! In "I Belong to You" Modesta Tonan takes you on a journey of the senses and of the soul. In the midst of the beautiful historic sights, mouthwatering food and sounds of Italy we follow Julia, and her sisterhood of friends, as she struggles with her inner self between the love she has for her husband and the man who has awakened her passion for love, life and adventure. A captivating, yet easy read that will leave you wanting more! Bring on the sequel!
Date published: 2016-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Read! I couldn't put this book down! Modesta Tonan takes readers on a romantic journey through Italy with Julia and Anthony, and leaves you wanting more. The connection of sisterhood and friendship with the woman in this story makes you want to grab your girlfriends and get away. Can't wait for the sequel!
Date published: 2016-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Love, love this story! Any woman who is blessed with sisters or life long friends will relate to the women that come alive in this story ... for those who don't they will be envious of the bond these women have. The passionate friendships that draw us in, along with the magnificent setting in Italy and then throw in a handsome and romantic mysterious stranger ... what more could a reader want ... except a sequel!!!
Date published: 2016-08-16
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I want more! Modesta Tonan brings together love of friends, love of travel, love of food, wine and love of love through her beautiful energy that captures the reader. Would recommend this book, it would leave you with passport in hand. Destination Bella Italia!
Date published: 2016-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Take me to Italy!! I loved this story!! It makes me want to grab my soul sisters and go on an adventure,drink wine, and eat pasta. I connected with Julia and her fear of losing her love of a life she so desperately wanted. Well done Modesta Tonan... I can't wait for the sequel!!
Date published: 2016-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Breathtakingly beautiful I am now reading this book again! I loved it so much. Modesta Tonan takes us on a journey of love and soul searching. It was so well written, her introduction of each chapter with a quote that relates to what she is writing about. I wanted to give Julia a hug, I so felt her emotions. Loved her description of Northern Italy and I was salivating at every time she descbribed the food they were eating, mhh. Her connection with her soul sisters is heartwarming. Thank you Modesta for this book, you have made me want to now enjoy the moment and follow my heart. PS we all should have a Sebastian!
Date published: 2016-08-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved It! Picked up "I Belong To You" and couldn't put it down! This well-written book took me back to the sights and sound of Italy, and left me wanting more. I could see the countryside, taste the food, and felt like I wanted to spend my next holiday with this lovely group of friends. Can't wait to see what the sequel brings for Julia, her family and her friends...
Date published: 2016-08-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great escape I so enjoyed this book, it took me back to the sights, sounds and tastes of Italy. I love reading about strong women, love travel stories and this brought both. Looking forward to more from this author.
Date published: 2016-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent Read, I Belong to You was an excellent read. The author Modesta Tonan captures the beauty that is Italy both in its scenery and food. It is inspiring to read about the strong bond between her sisterhood of friends. Looking forward to the sequel as I can't wait to see what happens with Julia next!
Date published: 2016-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I Want More!!! This book is an easy read, a page turner that I could not put down!! It left me wanting more more more and cannot wait until Modesta brings us a sequel. I loved the characters, I could taste the food, feel the effects of the wine, smell the air and so much more. I've never been to Italy but reading I Belong to You brought me there. Congratulations Modesta!!!
Date published: 2016-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Connecting in the moment Thank you to Modesta Tonan for sharing this beautiful story with all of us. As I read I found myself connecting with Julia while she experienced feelings and emotions she didn't quite understand. Her writing takes you through Italy tasting the many pleasures of the countryside. You'll be in the moment and in her journey.
Date published: 2016-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Bedtime Story I looked forward to our bedtime, when Sylvia would read to me one or two chapters of I Belong To You. For the first part of the book, I would lay relaxed, visualizing the setting and surroundings of Italy and identifying with the characters. But by the middle of the book, my relaxed state would change to one of anticipation, eagerly awaiting what was in store next for Julia. I could relate to her experiences with that of my own life, sharing ideas of friendship, romantic fantasy and adventure. Sadly, when Sylvia finished the last chapter, my bedtime stories were over as well. I wanted more! Really looking forward to the next book. Lorenzo
Date published: 2016-08-08
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Empowering Modesta Tonan connects with every woman's life experiences through her ability to capture the world of travel, family, friends, passion and love. Anyone who reads "I Belong to You" will connect with one of the characters or experiences described throughout the book. An exhilarating read that leaves the reader wanting more. Hats off to Modesta Tonan- can't wait for the next!
Date published: 2016-08-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Summer Read ! This is a perfect book for vacation or by the pool. The beautiful descriptions of Italy and food provide a picture perfect backdrop to this romantic novel. It was fun and easy to read!
Date published: 2016-06-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My New Favorite Author It was a hard book to put down!! I felt as though I was there in Italy, along with Julia and her merry group of friends. As the main character Julia struggles to find clarity within her marriage, the author adds how each one of these women play an important role in Julia's life. It was a romantic and intriguing love story and I can't wait for the sequel!!
Date published: 2016-06-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Every woman should read this book!!!!! Modesta Tonan captures what every woman yearns for......the realization that as women we need to be true to OURSELVES and love OURSELVES again!! This book made me feel so many emotions and had me reflecting on my own life. As a fifty year old woman I can so relate to the character Julia. I see so much of myself in her! Modesta's description of Italy is breath taking!! I loved the love between the women in story... I could go on and on.... but I don't want to give to much away!!! A must read!!! BRAVO Modesta Tonan!!!!! I anxiously await your next!!!
Date published: 2016-05-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from I Couldn't Put This Book Down!! I have travelled Italy twice in the past four years and I need to return, especially after reading Modesta Tonan's novel "I Belong to You" It definitely was a great read! Her description of the landscape, cities, food & wine this stunning country were very enticing, and now I feel the need to return.. I share "Julia's" love of Italy as she explores with her sisters and friends... It certainly has captured my imagination...Reading about her loving relationships with her friends, family and her late mother were inspiring.. The explosive relationship/marriage/love/life story of "Julia &Anthony" was intense! What's next for "Julia & Anthony"? Will there be a sequel? I hope so!!
Date published: 2016-05-10
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Really Loved This Book! It Should Be a Heather's Pick! Saw this author advertised on Facebook and saw her book is listed on Indigo! Excellent read. Read the book in four hours. Really loved the story line and now I am ready to go to Italy. Love how the author has weaved Italy, Dante Alegheri & Culinary! Cannot wait to read the sequel. Keep on writing Modesta Tonan!
Date published: 2016-05-03
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Read I Belong To You was a very good read. It was easy to keep up with and makes you want to travel Italy to experience the food and wines. Looking forward to the sequel.
Date published: 2016-05-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Read - now I want to go to Italy This book will make you want to tour Northen Italy, eat good Italian food, drink wine, and be steadfastly loved by a dark brooding Italian man.
Date published: 2016-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from My heart still aches When I found out my dear friend Modesta wrote a book I couldn't wait to read it. Her life has always seemed so exciting and loved every story she's ever told me. I was immediately drawn in by the first sentence. This book took me on a roller coaster of emotions. Took me into my past, my present and the vacation I've never taken. Your stories of your mom reminds me of my wonderful dad whom I miss so much. You brought me into your life as if I shared every moment with you and then some....Thank you Modesta for this wonderful story....my heart still aches :>
Date published: 2016-04-29
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Loved this book! I really enjoyed getting lost in this story. I loved the authors description of Italian delicious food, beautiful scenery and the friendships of the women.
Date published: 2016-04-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very warm & exciting at the same time!! Modesta I received your book yesterday & I see why you have so much love for your Mom. Your book has taken me back in my younger days of fun & enjoying friends. "Those were the day"s my friend". Now I watch the next generation growing & loving life. Your love story of family & friends will be forever!!
Date published: 2016-04-26

Editorial Reviews

"Fresh new author Modesta Tonan's, I Belong to You, is an engaging family driven book. It is set against the beautiful sights and passion of Italy. Julia's heart­wrenching journey is the perfect story for any romance reader!" -Rosanna Muia - Avid romance reader"Tonan's first novel takes you on one woman's beautiful journey of self-renewal, love, and discovery as she travels through the gorgeous countryside of Italy. It's a romantic culinary adventure without a flight or passport. Leaving you thirsty for more!" -Lydia Tomek - Winemaker "Tonan has written a captivating novel which demonstrates the internal struggle between a woman's devotion to family values and her desire to live life to its fullest. The writer uses the beautiful landscapes of Northern Italy, rich in historical and cultural significance as her setting and creates character personalities we see in ourselves. It's so much more than a romance story and leaves the reader wanting more! Under the Tuscan Sun meets When Stella got her Groove Back!" -Gerri Antonucci - Banker by day - Reader by night