By Marilyn Brant
On her 30th birthday, Gwendolyn Reese gets an unforeseen current from her widowed Aunt Bea: a grand travel of Europe within the corporation of Bea's Sudoku and Mah-jongg membership. the chance is not fullyyt beautiful. but if the present she is anticipating -- an engagement ring from her boyfriend -- does not materialize, Gwen comes to a decision to head. in the beginning, Gwen ways the journey as though it is the math homework she assigns her scholars, diligently checking monuments off her must-see record. yet amid the bougainvillea and attractive vistas of southern Italy, whatever adjustments. Gwen starts off to stay 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 -- in particular her appeal 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 top guy and intensely humorous helping solid, specifically the glorious aged characters with their resonant message approximately residing 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 in addition to the characters. even though the descriptions of the surroundings are striking, the improvement of the characters and their targeted personalities are what quite make this novel shine. What an relaxing escape!" ~ Romantic Times**A summer season IN EUROPE is a Literary Guild and a Rhapsody e-book membership Featured trade choice for December 2011**
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How comforting it was to be around a man so reliable and proficient in emergencies! And, yet, he didn’t seem to like her aunt very much, who’d been nothing but—well, her naturally sweet but sort of nutty self with him. Gwen found their silent antagonism endlessly mystifying. But, of course, it would be impolite to mention this to either. ” Richard asked, clasping her hand on the tabletop and squeezing gently. ” She shook her head. “No, thanks. ” She pointed to her entrée, ready to be boxed up, and poked around a little just to make sure nothing special was hidden underneath a fat scallop or a buttery shrimp.
Make sure your passport is in order. com All copyrighted material within is Attributor Protected. Table of Contents Praise for Marilyn Brant and A Summer in Europe Books by Marilyn Brant Title Page Dedication ACKNOWLEDGMENTS 1 - An Unexpected Turn of Events 2 - From Home to Rome in Search of Adventure and Authentic Gelato 3 - A Clash of Philosophies 4 - The Birthplace of the Renaissance 5 - Lying to Emerson and Aunt Bea and Cynthia and Thoreau 6 - All the World’s a Stage 7 - A Prelude to the Music of the Night 8 - The Bold, the Beautiful and the Bad-Boy Brothers 9 - Illuminations 10 - Games People Play 11 - Beware of What You Wish 12 - A View with a Room 13 - Got the World on a String A READING GROUP GUIDE DISCUSSION QUESTIONS Learning to Play Mah-jongg at the Steak-n-Shake Copyright Page To My Dad, who first enchanted me with tales of world travel ...
Hadn’t they just watched Singing in the Rain on TV? She bit her lip and nodded to herself, remembering. He seemed to enjoy that well enough, so she had reason to be hopeful. Once they were living in the same house together, he would surely understand, wouldn’t he? Then again, Richard prided himself on being very constant in his opinions. Something she generally appreciated about him. She prized this constancy in herself, too. But, oh, this was the big day! Gwen snapped off the music, trying to shrug off dancing nerves of indistinct origin.