This is long overdue like many of my book reviews…I read The Making of Nebraska Brown at least a month ago and I do not understand why it took me so long to write this review because I will say that I loved it. The book starts intriguing enough with a flashback of Ann Leigh in Nebraska…a memory perhaps, but our protagonist is not in Nebraska and her name is Ana Lisa Carcossi. Ana is in Italy, a far cry from the United States, let alone Nebraska…and she seemingly speaks adequate Italian. Ana is apparently afflicted with some sort of selective amnesia and yet her memories of her life in Italy come back to her quickly but she cannot ignore this whole other life that seems to have happened very far away from the beautiful Botanical Gardens that she so loves in Italy, or her life that she shares with Italian entrepreneur, Tommy.
Strangely enough the pieces of Ann Leigh start to come together in California when she accompanies her Italian lover on a trip to the states. Will Ana piece together the puzzle? Did she in fact have a life in Nebraska and who is Nebraska Brown? With jumbled memories and not a lot to go on, it is definitely an intriguing read that keeps you wondering until the end. I would definitely recommend this book!