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Elizabeth von Arnim’s The Enchanted April

Add some enchantment to your spring with Elizabeth von Arnim’s The Enchanted April, a delightful romantic novel about four English women who abandon their dreary lives for a month of life-transforming bliss on the Italian Riviera. The book is a celebration of the splendors of the season and an affirmation of the importance of time to oneself. A bestseller in England and the United States when it was first published, The Enchanted April set off a craze of Portofino tourism, and has inspired the 1992 Mike Newell film as well as a Broadway play. Have a look at our reading group guide; The Enchanted April is a wonderful book club choice.