This was a great travel book/memoir, actually written like a novel. I enjoyed the way it was written in the third person singular "you". I don't think I've ever read a story written in this format, so it was a unique enjoyable first experience. I read it in one day, really enjoying it, but the end did get sad, I felt sorry for the author. Her affair was exciting for a while, but unfortunately....... you must read it to find out!
This is one of my favorite books EVER! It's a wonderful story of a heartbroken woman who goes to Italy and meets a lover who helps her renew hersef.
The description of the food and the locations makes you want to leave for Italy today.
Highly recommended. A precurser to Elizabeth Gilbert's Eat,Pray,Love.
This was a quick easy read. It's written in the third person singular "you" which is hard to get use to at first. I liked the story, but as a romantic, I thought Laura deserved more than the professor could give her. I didn't care for the professor much as I thought he was arogant and said some hurtful things to her. In the end though, the affair served it's purpose and helped her to move beyond. The ending is open ended which makes me wonder...do they still see eachother?!?!
Like others who reviewed this I found it difficult to understand her having an affair with a married man after her husband left her for the another man. The travel was fun to read about and it was an easy read.
I loved this book, but was sad at the end for her. I wish the author would write another book continuing her adventure. It made me want more! I would recommend this book if you love travel books about italy.
I couldn't get past the book being written in the third person singular. And I'm glad I couldn't, honestly. Once I realized I wasn't going to put the effort into wading through a difficult point of view, I read some reviews on the novel. If I'd know the book was about a confused, late-30's woman who has an affair with a married man and dismisses her actions casually, I wouldn't have wasted a credit on it. But since I didn't make it past the first chapter, I can't really write much of a review on it. It's a miss, in my opinion.
What a wonderful book! I usually read murder mysteries. This was a big change for me! This book is a love story, a true story, told by the author. It was a good book, no deep plot to follow and only two (main) characters. A definite 'beach' read, a book to take your time with and savor every word. It is also a bit of a travel guide, describing the places they meet, such as Morocco. Just a nice story.