The second part of our trip to Italy takes us to Three Months in Florence by Mary Carter. Thank you to Mary Carter and Kensington Books for sending me thisnovel.
Lena has the perfect man and the perfect family. Or does she? One night Alex her husband asks her to dinner at a local restaurant to give her some news. He tells her that he has been asked to teach in Florence Italy at the university. Lena is beside herself with excitement because she has dreamed of going to Italy for sixteen years. Could this really be happening? Then Alex tells her that he will go himself and there will not be room for the family. Lena perseveres because there is a promise of being able to visit. Then Alex tells her that he has been asked to teach another semester. Lena is livid and then tells him he is coming home. The day arrives and Alex is not there but a Skype to Italy reveals he has a mistress. The trip to Italy does happen. How will Lena respond? Will she get her husband back?
I loved the idea of a novel set in Italy. The author does a great job of setting and the scene in Italy. You will learn about the art of Florence. Conflict is strong throughout with Lena’s fight to win her husband back. I felt for the character of Lena and the pain she must be going through in these circumstances in her life. Also how Lena tried to be a good mother.
The novel asks how would you then confront your husband and heal from these wounds. What can we do for ourselves to heal? What gifts come from these circumstances?
Still a wonderful novel to read this summer!