Under the Tuscan Sun meets Fifty Shades of Grey...Samantha searches for her new identity after her three kids have left the nest and she's forced to reconsider the next years of her life. Samantha heads to Italy to meet her husband Michael and soon discovers he has secrets and an agenda of his own that could change their lives forever. Life has had its way with them and nothing is quite what they’d imagined it would be. Over seven days in one of the most romantic countries in the world, Samantha faces the past she thought she had overcome and begins to redefine her role as a woman, wife and mother. “In this debut novel, two empty nesters in their 50s struggle to save their marriage as secrets come to the surface… In the sun-kissed Tuscany region of Italy, Samantha is reexamining her life and her 25-year marriage to Michael. The ensuing narrative gives Samantha’s choices the gravitas they deserve as she vacillates between different paths to take... revealing the difficulty of navigating a troubled relationship.”–Kirkus Reviews “A true page-turner! Haven’t felt like this about a book in forever – or since 50 Shades!”– Anna Stone, Principal, Stone Partners “A book not only for empty-nesters, but for everyone who needs to feel that we are not alone on this journey… this dance...our lives.”– Pamela Robins, Author, Meditating With Animals
BIOGRAPHY Mel Greenberg is the married mother of two sons in their early twenties. She worked as a copywriter and producer in radio and television before having children and making the decision to stay at home with them full-time.
Once she became an empty nester, Mel struggled to find her voice and direction. Ultimately, it was her passion for writing and the discovery that she was not alone that led her to write “Running With Our Eyes Closed.” It is the first installment of a series exploring her characters’ struggle to redefine the next years of their lives.
When she's not visiting her boys, and traveling the world, Mel enjoys life in the Southwest with her husband Dean, her beloved English Bulldog Bruno, and German Shepherd Grazia.
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