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Dallas socialite Samantha spends a week in Italy, prepared to leave the last twenty-five years of her life behind. Both Samantha and her husband Michael have struggled as empty nesters. Deeply conflicted, with three children now living on their own, Samantha is unsure about what her future will look like. Michael, she soon discovers, has secrets and an agenda of his own th ...more
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Published July 14th 2018 by 4 Pillars Publishing
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Claire Heaven
Jul 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
As soon as I read the first page it was clear Greenberg had a wonderful way with words and I looked forward to being transported to foreign climes. It was a surprise to find the story didn't start on some idyllic sundrenched Italian piazza but in a bathroom stall where Samantha (in her own words) embraced her carefree gypsy spirit. Nevertheless, it was a richly descriptive morsel and I was hooked.
When Greenberg backtracks to show us exactly what turn of events brought Sam there (the lackluster m
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Melanie A. Smith
Jul 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A stunning tale of rediscovery

“Tell me, Michael, how did we become guests in each other’s lives?”

Before Samantha even utters this thematic question late in the story, we know the answer through having followed the inner dialogue of both her and her husband Michael mixed with their difficult conversations, passionate moments, and honest reconnection.

And overlaying the entire story is wonderfully intricate detail in describing every sight, sound, smell, and so much more. There’s so much rich deta
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Sonia Vohnout
Sep 09, 2018 rated it really liked it
The book is well written and kept me wanting to know what will happen next with Samantha (main character) and what choices she was going to make as the truth unravels. At times I felt like I was literally in Italy as I kept reading. As you read the book, you might even identify yourself with Samantha and you ask yourself, would I make the same choices?

Couples with time drift apart and take each other for granted. Relationships get stale and with time get into a rut. How do we keep them fun and
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May 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Samantha and Michael have been married for twenty-five years. On the surface it looks like they have it all: well adjusted children, good health and wealth. Things are not as they seem and Samantha has decided to end their marriage, but before she is able to tell Michael she receives shocking news. Is it time to reconsider her decision?

The author has masterfully crafted an in depth look into the vividly described characters minds and their marriage. Several important themes, including honesty, e
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Trent Kittleman
Aug 21, 2018 rated it it was ok
Boring

I will generally find some pleasure in any fiction I read, regardless of the genre. Not so here. There was virtually no plot, no climax, no denouement not even much of a surprise ending. But the primary reason in almost rated this book as a "1" is because of the never-ending repetition! Eventually, I had to skim through or skip Samantha's mental rehashing of why she should stay and try to save marriage -- or not. The theme had some merit and the main characters offered some interesting dia
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Travaughn Paschal
Sep 18, 2018 rated it it was amazing
A M A Z I N G ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Love the intimate scenes, fell in love with the characters. This is more than just a book for empty nesters!!
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