Welcome to my first spotlight of the “Sunday Sundaes” #OneScoopOrTwo summer! In this series of blog posts, I will be reviewing my favorites until the end of the summer release of Smoother Than Spumoni. So grab your tasting spoon as I introduce you to our first flavor:
We start with Stracciatella Gelato: Melting Time by Marilyn Baron. It made me smile, made me swoon, and made me think. I love books, like Melting Time, which stick with me after I close them. Kate gets the chance to remake one of her decisions from her twenties when a Roma lady in a Florence, Italy gelato shop gives her a little magic. The descriptions are as delicious as the gelato and I was transported to Florence with Kate. Her mature persona was so exquisitely written I felt every aching step and disappointment when her body couldn’t keep up with her twenty-something’s schedule. When her body was transformed, I cheered. No matter which life she chose, I was on Team Kate all the way.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who loves to travel without leaving their seat. Marilyn Baron will transport you to Florence and to the one decision in the back of your mind which makes you wonder ‘what if’.
Here’s the blurb: What if you could go back in time to your college days as an art history student in Florence, Italy, and have a second chance at love with a gorgeous Italian hottie, while pursuing your painting career in the birthplace of the Renaissance? Would you return to your predictable marriage and an unfaithful husband as your younger self?