Book Review & Giveaway: The Sweet Life by Sharon Struth

Title:  The Sweet Life
Series: A Sweet Life, Book #1
Author: Sharon Struth
Publisher:  Lyrical Press of Kensington Books
Release Date:  September 19, 2017
Genre: Contemporary Fiction/ Romance

In Italy, the best attractions are always off the beaten path . . .

Mamie Weber doesn’t know why she survived that terrible car accident five years ago. Physically, she has only a slight reminder—but emotionally, the pain is still fresh. Deep down she knows her husband would have wanted her to embrace life again. Now she has an opportunity to do just that, spending two weeks in Tuscany reviewing a tour company for her employer’s popular travel guide series. The warmth of the sun, the centuries-old art, a villa on the Umbrian border—it could be just the adventure she needs.

But with adventure comes the unexpected . . . like discovering that her entire tour group is made up of aging ex-hippies reminiscing about their Woodstock days. Or finding herself drawn to the guide, Julian, who is secretly haunted by a tragedy of his own, and seems to disapprove any time she tries something remotely risky—like an impromptu scooter ride with a local man.

As they explore the hilltop towns of Tuscany, Mamie knows that when this blissful excursion is over, she’ll have to return to reality. But when you let yourself wander, life can take some interesting detours . . . 

The Sweet Life by Sharon Struth is a sweet story of moving on, finding love after tragedy. It's a nice short story that makes a great quick read, especially for those that would enjoy a visual trip to Italy. It's reminisce of several movie storylines and to read it on the page can be a different experience. The quirky characters from the Woodstock group is quite hilarious at times, but I do find the overall development of the main characters brash at times, and inconclusive at other times. It felt disjointed by the quick ending. Despite all, it's still a sweet story that makes for a fun time.

For my clean readers, please note this novel contains minor profanity and intimate scenes. 

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from the author/publisher. I was not required to write a positive review, and have not been compensated for this. This is my honest opinion.

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Bestselling author Sharon Struth believes you’re never too old to pursue a dream. When she’s not writing, she and her husband happily sip their way through the scenic towns of the Connecticut Wine Trail.

The Hourglass (Etopia Press), her debut novel, is a finalist in the National Readers' Choice Awards for Best First Book and winner of the Chatelaine Award For Romantic Fiction. Her follow-up release, Share the Moon (Kensington Publishing) is a Barnes & Noble Romance Bestseller. The series also includes Twelve Nights (11/15), Harvest Moon (12/15) and Bella Luna (2016).

She writes from Bethel, Connecticut, the friendliest place she’s ever lived along with her husband and dogs. 

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