The Sweet Life
(The Sweet Life #1)
by Sharon Struth
In 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 . . .
Review: 5 stars
What I found fascinating about the book is that it reminded me of a slow moving gentle river, that meanders just as life can meander through everything, I showed me that we are resilient and we can recover if we allow our selves to feel and welcome life again.
Mamie Weber survived a horrific accident that took the lives of her husband and daughter five years ago, she survived physically she only has a slight reminder of what happened, but the pain she feels is still fresh as it happened yesterday.
Now she has a chance to do just that, to live her life as her husband would want her to live, she will spend several weeks in Tuscany Italy doing a review of the tour company.
The warmth of the sun, the centuries-old art, a villa on the Umbrian border—it could be just the adventure she needs.
During the tour she finds 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.
I received a free copy for my honest review!
Review by Jara