First let me warn you that this book was previously published under the title Learning to Live and Eat in an Italian Family. Not sure either title is a good fit for the book but I did enjoy it. It made me laugh out loud, cry happy tears and wish I knew how to cook real Italian food. Katherine takes a job working at the consulate and is welcomed to town by the family that will become her in-laws. From the start she is a cultural and linguistic mess, but despite that she forms close lasting ties with her hosts and the group has quite the adventure on their way to happily ever after. I loved the way the story is told, I felt like I was right there as events unfolded. A warm and wonderful look at families.