When in Rome…Find Yourself by Lena Mae Hill is a new, unique, heartwarming, NA romance that will not only entertain readers, but open their eyes to the very real struggle of living with anxiety.
The novel tells the story of Rory Hartnett, a twenty-one-year-old woman who ventures away from home for the first time in a study abroad program in Rome. This trip is a huge step for Rory, as are her experiences all along the way, as she discovers her own inner strength in the face of her anxiety.
Hill’s story is well-written, with prose that flows off the page, and well-drawn characters readers will connect with, sympathize with, and champion. Hill does an excellent job of illustrating the sweeping impact of parental anxiety on children, and how anxiety itself can manifest in ways that others may not understand or even notice. The evolution of Rory’s character is well-done as she explores a foreign land, opens herself up to new love in the wake of a horrible break-up, and learns to assert herself.
When in Rome…Find Yourself is a fantastic read and is ideal for fans of romance novels who want characters with depth that they can connect with and champion.