Vacation Therapy

Vacation Therapy Get swept away by Vacation Therapy a heartwarming tale of self discovery based on the author s own experiences A chronicle of love loss and lifelong friendship this insightful look into human natu

  • Title: Vacation Therapy
  • Author: Melanie Hawks
  • ISBN: 9780615865515
  • Page: 284
  • Format: Paperback
  • Get swept away by Vacation Therapy, a heartwarming tale of self discovery based on the author s own experiences A chronicle of love, loss, and lifelong friendship, this insightful look into human nature proves that sometimes it takes a trip around the world to find your way back home.Anna and Alma have been friends since graduate school, when they vowed to travel togetherGet swept away by Vacation Therapy, a heartwarming tale of self discovery based on the author s own experiences A chronicle of love, loss, and lifelong friendship, this insightful look into human nature proves that sometimes it takes a trip around the world to find your way back home.Anna and Alma have been friends since graduate school, when they vowed to travel together each year Anna, fresh off a painful divorce, still struggles with guilt over moving to another state with her young children Yet she views these trips with Alma as a way to reconnect with herself, ultimately hoping that they will open Anna up to the possibility of love once again.Their vacation tradition kicks off when Anna and Alma win a spring break cruise to the Bahamas aboard a luxury ocean liner Anna s foray into two piece swimsuits and socializing doesn t turn out quite as expected, however, as the cruise ship turns out to be an oversized ferry crammed with drunken college kids.Their next trip finds the two best friends in Cancun and Playa del Carmen, Mexico, where Anna s internal battle with herself comes to a head But as she dances around a giant bonfire with the full moon shining down, Anna begins allowing herself to live in the moment and eschew the fear of judgment she has held onto most of her life From there, Anna embarks on a romantic but ill fated romance with a man she meets in New York City dance Their affair takes her from Las Vegas to Los Angeles, ultimately culminating in final heartbreak.Over the years, the women continue their string of exotic vacations On their way to Puerto Rico and Vieques, Alma swoons over a man who is clearly Mr Right until it s revealed that he s got a Mr Right of his very own In Thailand, the women spend time amongst female monks, visit the Grand Palace, and stop off at the island of Koh Samui This quiet and contemplative vacation leaves Anna time to seriously consider a commitment to a man back home with whom she is cautiously falling in love.When Anna and Alma realize that their joint vacations will have to come to an end for the next few years, Anna makes the bold decision to travel to Mexico on her own Before giving herself completely to another person, Anna must determine once and for all if she is secure enough to never lose her voice in a relationship again Will her journey have a happy ending

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    1. "Vacation Therapy" by Melanie Hawks is a lovely tale of travel, self-discovery, and finding one's place in a big world full of pain and beauty. We follow Anna and her best friend Alma as they travel the world, from Caribbean to New York City to Thailand (and several other places in between.) At times very funny, at others touching, this book is both an enveloping and meaningful read. It definitely ignites one's will to travel, and, perhaps more importantly, one's desire to discover the wonderful [...]

    2. Vacation Therapy is funny, touching, and fun to read. I loved the descriptions of the various travel locations combined with a story of self-discovery!

    3. I couldn't wait to find out where the girls were headed next and what adventures they would find along the way. The story is about real people; thoughtful, honest and fun. Definitely a GOOD READ!!

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