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Saving Abby and Abby’s Journey by Steena Holmes + An Insider Look at the Real Life Trip that Inspired the Story
2017 Reading Challenges | Author Interviews & Guest Posts | Reading | Travel the World in Books

Saving Abby and Abby’s Journey by Steena Holmes + An Insider Look at the Real Life Trip that Inspired the Story

Blurb: Saving Abby and Abby’s Journey by Steena Holmes destroyed me and then filled me back up with hope in these novels about the courage to protect our true loves and chase the dreams we are destined for.  My Thoughts on Saving Abby:   Saving Abby destroyed me (in the best possible way) and I’ll tell…

The Girl from the Paradise Ballroom by Alison Love & Giveaway!
2016 Reading Challenges | Book Reviews | Reading | Travel the World in Books

The Girl from the Paradise Ballroom by Alison Love & Giveaway!

Blurb: “3* – I Liked It! – The Girl from the Paradise Ballroom explores the Italian immigrant experience living in England and the forbidden love stories between Italians and English during WWII.   Synopsis from Goodreads: “The first meeting between Antonio and Olivia at the Paradise Ballroom is brief, but electric. Years later, on the…

The Visitant: A Venetian Ghost Story by Megan Chance Review & GIVEAWAY!
2015 Reading Challenges | Book Reviews | Reading | Travel the World in Books

The Visitant: A Venetian Ghost Story by Megan Chance Review & GIVEAWAY!

Blurb: 5* – I LOVED IT! The Visitant: A Venetian Ghost Story by Megan Chance was a fast paced, beautifully written, eerily good ghost story that exceeded my expectations. Synopsis: “After she nearly ruins her family with a terrible misstep, Elena Spira is sent to Venice to escape disgrace and to atone by caring for the…

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At Least You’re in Tuscany by Jennifer Criswell Book Review

Synopsis from Goodreads: “At Least You’re in Tuscany: A Somewhat Diastrous Quest for the Sweet Life is Jennifer Criswell’s memoir about her first year in Montepulciano during which her dream of expat life meets the reality of everyday challenges and results in sometimes funny, often frustrating, always lesson-filled situations. Jennifer Criswell’s move from New York…

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Book Review: Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

Synopsis from Goodreads: “In her early thirties, Elizabeth Gilbert had everything a modern American woman was supposed to want–husband, country home, successful career–but instead of feeling happy and fulfilled, she felt consumed by panic and confusion. This wise and rapturous book is the story of how she left behind all these outward marks of success,…