About theAuthor

Martha Miller and her husband quit their “secure” jobs to move overseas, complete an education, experience another culture, and change the course of their lives.

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“… a delightful, witty, and intimate account of a real Italian adventure…readers will feel like they’re right there with them, enjoying the ride.”

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My husband and I are not trust-fund babies or self-made millionaires, but like many people, we dreamed of living abroad.

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What the Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards judge is saying

Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards judge's commentary

[caption id="attachment_264" align="alignleft" width="300"] Writer’s Digest Self-Published Book Awards judge's commentary[/caption] What a clever title for a memoir that enables the reader to imagine he or she is living in Rome! Author Martha Miller explains how she and her husband used their 21-Month Plan, which included forgoing stops at Starbucks, to prepare for a year in Italy. The reader will enjoy the author’s friendship with Gabrielle, a well-heeled French marquise married to an Italian. Gabrielle presents Miller with a portal into the life of the elite, and the author describes her findings with grace. We cannot help but like Gabrielle or, for that matter, dislike Signore Green Thumb who makes life unpleasant on the rooftop. I liked Miller’s description of...

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