Caroline is at a crossroads in her life. Her husband, Scott, walked out the door. She’s raising their three children. Caroline realizes that she’s lost her passion for life. It seems that everyone around her has something they are interested in. Something that drives them. Yet when she looks at her life, she’s lost the aspect that makes her an individual, not just a wife and mother. She loves being a mom and she home-schools her three children. But she wants more.
One thing that she always loved in the past was travel. So Caroline decides to jump in head first. She sells the family minivan and whisks her three kids to Europe. She and the kids go on a quest.
I could relate with Caroline on some aspects. I love to travel. And there are times when everyday life gets to me. Laundry, dishes, cleaning the cat litter box—chores are never ending. When I travel I feel alive, exhilarated, and passionate. However, I’ve never traveled with three kids. I was curious about this part of the story.
Kincer pulled me into the story right from the start. I felt for Caroline. I cheered for her. And at times I wanted to talk some sense into her. And the children are wonderful characters. The youngest, Henry won me over completely. As Caroline traveled through England and then France I felt I was along the trip with them. The descriptions and short history lessons made the story come alive for me.
As the story progressed so did Caroline. She started off beaten and slowly but surely she came into her own. The evolution of Caroline as a woman is fascinating and inspiring. But can she discover what she was looking for? I won’t spoil it for you. But I will say, read the book to find out. Who knows, you may learn something about yourself.
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