I received this book free from the publisher. All opinions are my own
Print Length: 225 pages
Publisher: Lyrical Press (September 19, 2017)
Series: The Sweet Life #1
Book descriptionIn Italy, the best attractions are always off the beaten path . . .
Mamie Weber doesn’t know why she survived that terrible car accident five years ago. Physically, she has only a slight reminder—but emotionally, the pain is still fresh. Deep down she knows her husband would have wanted her to embrace life again. Now she has an opportunity to do just that, spending two weeks in Tuscany reviewing a tour company for her employer’s popular travel guide series. The warmth of the sun, the centuries-old art, a villa on the Umbrian border—it could be just the adventure she needs.
But with adventure comes the unexpected . . . like discovering that her entire tour group is made up of aging ex-hippies reminiscing about their Woodstock days. Or finding herself drawn to the guide, Julian, who is secretly haunted by a tragedy of his own, and seems to disapprove any time she tries something remotely risky—like an impromptu scooter ride with a local man.
As they explore the hilltop towns of Tuscany, Mamie knows that when this blissful excursion is over, she’ll have to return to reality. But when you let yourself wander, life can take some interesting detours . . .
“Struth has a gift for layering stories within stories while keeping them all connected.”—Library Journal
“The plot is refreshing and will definitely keep the reader turning page after page.”—Fresh Fiction, SHARE THE MOON
“Sharon Struth writes a good story about love and loss. She knows her characters and has a path she wants them to take.”—Eye on Romance
Meet the author Sharon StruthSharon Struth believes you’re never too old to pursue a dream. The Hourglass, her debut novel, is a finalist in the National Readers’ Choice Awards for Best first Book, and her Blue Moon Lake Novels include the bestseller, Share the Moon.
When she’s not working, she and her husband happily sip their way through the scenic towns of the Connecticut Wine Trail, travel the world, and enjoy spending time with their precious pets and two grown daughters. She writes from the friendliest place she’s ever lived, Bethel, Connecticut. For more information, including where to find her published essays, please visit www.sharonstruth.com or visit her blog, Musings from the Middle Ages & More.
This book was a great book. I liked it from the beginning and enjoyed the author's writing style. One day I hope to go to Italy but for now I will live through other's stories. The author did a good job of making you feel as if you were in Tuscany with Mamie. But I have to say I would not have wanted to be on the trip Mamie was on. The people would have driven me crazy. You can help but caring for both Mamie and Julian when you meet them. It was fun to get tot know them and follow them through their journeys. I am looking forward to more books in this series.
Sharon Struth’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS:
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Monday, September 25th: Chick Lit Central – spotlight
Wednesday, September 27th: Just Commonly
Friday, September 29th: View from the Birdhouse
Monday, October 2nd: The Romance Dish
Monday, October 2nd: All Roads Lead to the Kitchen
Tuesday, October 3rd: Books a la Mode – guest post
Wednesday, October 4th: Reading Reality
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Friday, October 6th: Diary of a Stay at Home Mom
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Wednesday, October 11th: A Chick Who Reads
Thursday, October 12th: Bewitched Bookworms