In the wake of the unexpected death of a close friend, 45-year-old Thomas Bachmann feels compelled to re-examine his own life: his thriving psychotherapy practice, his marriage to Veronica and his relationship with his teenage children. When he meets the attractive, enigmatic Florentine, he thinks the time has come to make a new start. But Florentine has her own story. She lost her partner – the father of her young son – in the devastating Thailand tsunami, and since then she’s retreated from life in her lovely flower shop. Thomas firmly believes that in Florentine he’s found the woman of his dreams – but can he turn his back on his present life, and when it comes down to it, does he actually want to?
An authentic and humorous summer novel about the ups and downs of a long-standing relationship and the pressing issues of the 40+ generation.