The Year I Lived Dangerously By Laura Marie Parker
Her mother always said, "If it doesn't work out you can always come home, but what happens when home isn't the way you remember it? Wrenna Rain's mother takes her to Italy to experience her ancestors culture, eat delicious cuisine and scope the "good-looking" Italian men. She didn't expect that one good-looking Italian man would fall in love with her and become the key to opening a locked away childhood secret. Her life becomes unraveled, and she starts to see how a long-time illusion made her believe she was somebody else. The only way to find her way back home again is to go back to where it all started, and look at all of it from a different perspective. A coming of age story about first loves, searching for truth and finding autonomy in a journey away from home.