....pack up your things in boxes, prior to changing residences....
It is Susan's expertise from years of working in real estate that launches them on the trip of a lifetime! Susan, Camille (both widowed), and Julia (divorced) first "test the waters" by a weekend trip to Susan's beach house, and the plan is made to head across the ocean for a year in the Tuscany region of Italy! It is the perfect spot for Camille to resurrect her art, and Julia's career with a publisher who specialized in cookbooks gives her the knowledge of food in the area! Susan is a natural at taking care of all the arrangements, and they are off across the ocean! With a dog!(Susan's) For a year! Meeting the locals! Living in a marvelous house!
They are seen arriving by Kit, an author who lives nearby, and a friendship ensues. The group goes from one exciting experience to another, encountering and becoming acquainted with all kinds of welcoming and helpful local experts!
You may be familiar with another book by Frances Mayes, Under the Tuscan Sun. If you have read and enjoyed that one, then you will enjoy reading this one. Under the Tuscan Sun became a movie, and I have recently seen news that Women in Sunlight may also be seen on the screen in the future.