Elise decides Florence would be an ideal place to distract herself, since her younger daughter is there studying abroad. However, within days of landing in Florence, does she realize that perhaps she might be cramping her daughter’s style. So, she buys a one-way train ticket to Rome and leaves, hoping to do some self-reflecting there instead. After spending her days mostly wandering the streets aimlessly, she stumbles by chance upon a ‘Help Wanted’ sign posted in the window of a quant stationary store on Piazza Navona, deciding spontaneously to apply for the job; very quickly afterwards finding herself entangled in a life she’d never imagined possible.
Piazza Navona is part one of a two-part novel; a funny, seductive, heart-warming and very personal story with page turning intensity, compelled to uplift one’s spirits and enlighten the soul.