Friday, September 4, 2009

Halfway to Each Other: How a Year in Italy Brought Our Family Home

I was excited to receive a great Memoir, Halfway to Each Other: How a Year in Italy Brought Our Family Home by Susan Pohlman to review!

This is a true story of a California couple on the brink of separation, who unexpectedly find love again on the Italian Riviera.

Tired of each other and completely disillusioned with married life, Susan and Tim Pohlman are wrapping up a business trip in Italy. They have just one day left to spend together with no agenda before they go home to California, to start divorce proceedings and finally move onto separate lives.

But during their last day as they walked along the Italian Riviera, Tim fantasized aloud that, perhaps, they could live there. Susan initially dismissed the notion as nonsense, but found herself inexplicably overwhelmed with a desire to give the marriage another try. Defying all logic, the couple found a school for their children and signed a lease for an apartment. Their therapist called it "an elaborate scheme of avoidance at best."

But maybe, Susan thought, a life in such a charmed setting could help them find their way back to each other.

"Halfway to Each Other" is a remarkable true story that I truly enjoyed reading. I enjoyed reading about how this family realized what really matters in life. Susan makes her life real for the readers by including honesty with her feelings, self reflection, and some humor in this great tale of a life lesson learned. Susan illustrates for us how important it is to be able to process what is around us and see how our surroundings affect us. Just what would you and your family do without a TV, computer, video games, cell phones, etc.??? This is a great book that we highly recommend!

Get you copy HERE!!!


Susan Pohlman said...

Hi Stacey!
Thank you so much for taking the time to read our story and review it on your blog. I so appreciate it!
Many blessings to your beautiful family,
Susan Pohlman

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