A twenty-nine-year-old woman who has had a great deal of struggle is offered the sole opportunity for rebirth. But will she hold onto it or be held back by old habits?
The Vernazza Effect by Roberta R. Carr is a spellbinding literary fiction that follows Ella Walker, a woman who has suffered a lot of abuse at the hands of her husband and who faces many challenges at work as well. Her friend, Tara Collins, takes her on a journey to Italy, one that is supposed to take her away from her struggles and give her the opportunity to find herself. This journey across Italy leads Ella to the seaside village of Vernazza where she learns to connect more intimately with herself while exploring the opportunities for a new start. When her past comes haunting her, will she focus on what her heart truly desires?
Roberta R. Carr writes intelligently about destiny and one woman's unforgettable journey towards embracing herself and creating her life's purpose. Ella and Tara are characters that readers will feel as though they lived next door because they are realistic and deeply human. The author has the uncanny ability to make readers feel the emotions of the characters and the ache in Ella's heart is unmistakably strong and it rubs off on readers, making them care about her and what becomes of her. The twisty plot makes the story an engaging one and the deft handling of themes of adventure, self-care, purpose, and meaning help to enhance the sense of realism that is already vividly communicated in this mesmerizing tale. The internal conflict is depicted in well-crafted internal dialogues and streams of consciousness. This story features superior storytelling, sparkling dialogues, and beguiling prose. While The Vernazza Effect is a character-driven tale, it features an enchanting, vividly drawn setting and a plot that is unpredictable.