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Ashley Coratini is bucking her family, and the odds, by embracing the chance to pursue a dream. During a three-week trip to Florence, Italy, she’s determined to immerse herself in the world of art and to explore the gifts God has given her.
Widower Luca DeRosa owns and operates a premiere art gallery at the heart of Florence. He’s just over a year away from turning forty, but doesn’t mind the milestone. He enjoys a life spent raising his five-year-old son and scouting artistic talent. When he comes upon Ashley, he’s captivated by her artistic skills and fluid grace, and he sees to it that Ashley’s dreams take off at high velocity.
But as love blooms, questions mount. Will Ashley embrace her gifts and a life in Italy that’s worlds different than the one waiting at home in America? Can Luca trust his heart and instincts enough to embrace the love of a vibrant young woman whose spirit speaks to him so deeply?
What comes next when the dreams they dare to dream really might come true…?
Breathtaking, So Eloquently Written
Florence, Italy...A city I've always wanted to visit. One day, hopefully, but for now, I feel as I've just left there. Marianne has graced us with Luca and Ashley's story taken place here. Wow, breathtaking views, romance beyond a fairytale, God's unconditional love, their story, so eloquently written.
An artist from the states, looking to find herself, her place to pursue her passion, Ashley lands in the hands of the renowned owner of Florence's most prestigious art gallery, Luca. A creationist who loves art and admires the beauty artists set, Luca, a widow, sets his heart and mind to help Ashley find her place, to help her know the talent God has given her is extraordinary.
Flowing through the picturesque views of Italy, facing challenges of doubt, Ashley finds her heart struggling to know where God's plan for her is leading. Knowing a secure future awaits her in the states, can Luca show Ashley's heart how to love and find compass
The world of art and the world of love open up to Ashley in Florence, Italy. Widower Luca runs an art gallery and is captivated to discover Ashley’s intrinsic gift of charcoal drawing. Obstacles of course, present themselves, and both of them need to make choices on their romantic journey. A definite “take-me-away” kind of story.