New PDF release: A Summer In Europe

By Marilyn Brant

ISBN-10: 0758261519

ISBN-13: 9780758261519

On her 30th birthday, Gwendolyn Reese gets an unforeseen current from her widowed Aunt Bea: a grand journey of Europe within the corporation of Bea's Sudoku and Mah-jongg membership. the possibility is not solely beautiful. but if the present she is awaiting -- an engagement ring from her boyfriend -- does not materialize, Gwen comes to a decision to move. at the start, Gwen techniques the journey as though it is the math homework she assigns her scholars, diligently checking monuments off her must-see checklist. yet amid the bougainvillea and gorgeous vistas of southern Italy, anything alterations. Gwen starts to dwell within the moment: skipping down stone staircases in Capri, working her arms over a glacier in view of the Matterhorn, racing throughout the Louvre, and taste-testing pastries at a Marseilles cafe. Revelling in each new adventure -- particularly her charm to a charismatic British physics professor -- Gwen discovers that the traditional wonders round her are not anything in comparison to the renaissance unfolding within..."Brant's newest...distinguishes itself with a charismatic prime guy and intensely humorous assisting forged, in particular the fantastic aged characters with their resonant message approximately dwelling existence to the fullest." ~ Publishers Weekly"Brant's fascinating and fascinating story will enable readers to immerse themselves within the magic and wonder of Europe besides the characters. even if the descriptions of the surroundings are outstanding, the advance of the characters and their distinct personalities are what fairly make this novel shine. What an stress-free escape!" ~ Romantic Times**A summer time IN EUROPE is a Literary Guild and a Rhapsody publication membership Featured exchange choice for December 2011**

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Zenia demanded, her dark eyes twinkling so much Gwen was sure these must be trick lights. Still, she thought about her wish: to be happy, secure, loved by someone and not so very afraid her life would end before she got to experience this. She took a breath and blew. Every candle went out. All except one. ” Aunt Bea said. ” Gwen was about to extinguish this last one but stopped mid-breath. “Why? Why’s that good? ” Her aunt laughed and a few of the older women chuckled. ” Gwen bit her lip and forced a small smile at Bea.

It was one she paused to examine every time she visited her aunt. Her mom had been about her age when the photo was snapped. It was odd to think of that. She’d only lived to forty. Only ten years more than me. Gwen tried to turn down the fear this thought created in her, the familiar what-am-I-gonna-do-with-my-life refrain that haunted her whenever she realized that she, too, could just die any day without warning. A brain aneurysm could unexpectedly cut short her time on Earth, just as it did with her mom.

Inside, rather than the engagement ring she was expecting, a pair of earrings sat on the velvety cushion. Very nice pearl earrings. But still ... earrings. Hmm. ” he asked, his tone anxious. She exhaled. “Well—yes, of course. They ... they’re lovely, Richard. ” “You’re welcome,” he gushed. “I’m so glad you think they’re pretty. I saw this pair and immediately thought of you. ” She instinctively reached up to touch the pearl earrings she already had on. Richard saw her do this, and he smiled. “I know how you like wearing those old ones,” he said brightly.

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