Tuesday, March 15, 2011

HALFWAY TO EACH OTHER by Susan Pohlman

Winner Announced!
Congrats to:
Homestead Jen!
You may not be going to Scotland as you wrote in the comments, but I will be sending you a signed copy of HALFWAY TO EACH OTHER by Susan Pohlman because you have won! Please email me your full name and address at stephanieelliot@gmail.com. Thanks everyone for entering and for taking the time to give such thoughtful answers to my questions! More books to come, and a little secret -- there are going to be a few more books that will run us into part of April! Can you dig it? Thanks for all of your enthusiasm or else I wouldn't be able to handle this! I'm not getting paid to do this! It's just my love for books and for these authors!
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Book: Halfway to Each Other

Author: Susan Pohlman

Website: http://www.susanpohlman.com/content/index.php

Winner: Homestead Jen


“The true story of a California couple on the brink of divorce who unexpectedly finds love again on the Italian Riviera.”

I had heard about Susan’s memoir when it first came out and her publisher sent me a copy of her book. Then our family went through our relocation to Scottsdale and with all of that, I had forgotten about Halfway to Each Other (and many other wonderful books I had meant to review!).

Weird thing happened. I practically wound up as Susan’s neighbor! We met at another author’s reading (you’ll get to meet Laura Munson later in the month), and Susan and I got together for coffee last month.

Halfway to Each Other is Susan’s amazing story of how she and her husband of 18 years were just about to call it quits but chose a different path. Susan was accomanying her husband on a business trip in Italy and upon their return, they were all set to divorce. Something on the last day on their trip clicked for the two of them and instead of going home and filing for divorce, they gathered up their two children, and spent a year in Italy rediscovering what it was that brought them together in the first place.

Susan’s background is in screenplay writing and her book is like reading little snippets of scenes – beautifully told with fantastic imagery, this memoir is inspirational and a great read for anyone, no matter what your current life situation is like. It may give you the motivation to make the changes you’ve always wanted to make but have been afraid to do. Susan has admitted she’s not afraid of taking chances any longer because of her stay in Italy. I would love to be that brave and strong!

So tell me, if you could live anywhere for one year, where would you choose to live? Just tell me the one place, no explanation needed, and I’ll enter you to win Susan’s awesome book!

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172 comments:

Meredith said...

I'd love to live in Amsterdam.
~MommyMer

Lisa justus said...

If I'm saying anywhere then I would go to the western coast of Australia. If I had to be a little more realistic New Mexico.

Katy Finn said...

New York City

Heidiopia said...

I'm with Susan-- it would be Italy, for sure. :) Thanks, MM!

ChristineCet said...

Paris.

Karen said...

London. I'd love to be able to live there and explore it at my leisure. :) ktmixon315

MaggieDu said...

I am torn between wanting to live somewhere I've never been (Greece), somewhere I've been, but know nothing about living in that place (Alaska), and the college dream (New York City).

Jen R said...

Anywhere with white sandy beaches and crystal blue water!

Jen Rabenstine

CariLynn said...

Italy. CariLynn

Amanda Leigh said...

New York City.

- Amanda Leigh

Anonymous said...

I would love to live in Hawaii.

-Donna W.

A.C. Morris said...

I'd love to live in Italy for a year or back home in Texas!

IandSsmom said...

Hawaii! Defenitely! Oh I'd love to live on the beach and after a Chicago winter I want to go now!!!

Domesticated Gal said...

Ireland. Just as beautiful as Italy, but I'm under the delusion that i'd be able to understand what they say from day 1.

Debbie said...

ITALY!! Debydew110

Anonymous said...

Ireland

Jen Fee 9476

Tina Brannan said...

I'm happy right where I'm at now!

LizzyBethDJ said...

Munich Germany! No place else comes close. The people are so friendly and my husband's parents came here from Germany so we have family connections there still.

BRN2SHOP9 said...

Sounds like a good book!

NYC

Carla said...

In a cottage on a beach in a tropical location.

Sadie said...
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Sadie said...

Hawaii for sure!!!

StephRochelle said...

France...imagine the possibilities when it comes to the wine!

Crystal said...

Paris.

or anywhere in Italy. It's GORGEOUS in Europe!

Crystal717

Emma S. said...

Italy...Tuscany

Anonymous said...

Ireland

Logan Collins said...

Italy or an island
Omg I want this book more than all the others so far
Logan Collins

Becki*** said...

New York City

buttah said...

I would love to live either in Ireland or Greece!
Buttah

Sarah Lashua said...

Paris!

Kimmi said...

I don't know why, but when I read the question, I thought "Vermont". And I've never even been there.

Anne said...

Somewhere warm! Italy would be amazing, but I'd probably settle for Naples, FL.

Anne Beth

jdstec said...

The beach. Most any beach.

Susan said...

Australia!

Suzebomb

Angie M Parks said...

I would love to live in Ireland. AMP

Margie said...

I would love to live near the beach in Puerto Vallarta, MX.
mtakala1 AT yahoo DOT com

Dizzy Ms. Lizzy said...

New York City. Definitely NYC. LOVE that city. LOVE it.

Tiffany Drew said...

Hawaii! Oh, to dream...

Cara said...

Barbados

Clka

Kirsten said...

Australia. I know you said no explanation, but I just have 2 words - sexy accents :-)
Kirsten R.

Juliet Farmer said...

Mendocino, Ca. but not just for a year--forever!

Anonymous said...

Italy

Angelini197

Christine in NJ said...

Italy!

I read this book too! Last month and have shared it with sooooo many people! Amazing read and journey! And when I read that Susan moved to Scottsdale on the back jacket... I thought - Well Steph MUST be friends with her already!

Thanks MaNiC!

Christine

bloggerwife said...

Rome
Felicia Dellis

Amy R. said...

Sanibel Island, FL

BrendaBMarion said...

Paris!

val said...

Italy

Casey said...

Australia

Denise said...

Greece

Anonymous said...

Anywhere my husband can get a job so we can attempt to salvage our marriage.
JillCM

Jenn3128 said...

Boulder Colorado

The Jagow Family said...

I'd have to go with Italy...for sure!

Thanks!!
michelle jagow

Homestead Jen said...

Scotland.

Chelsea Hoffman said...

Cruz Bay!

Hally said...

Ohhhh...toss up between Spain & Greece.
Thanks Manic!

Hally Hoots

Bee said...

London

-Bee H.

BethC said...

Greece or South Africa!!!!

Jana said...

Rome or Prague.

Jana B.

Carly said...

Hawaii!

Carly Haynes

Ronit said...

NYC Ronit W

Lauren Louise said...

I'm torn between New York City and London. Been to both, and loved them both.

Erin Goff said...

Italy

Melissa said...

Australia

Nanette said...

Australia! Nanette N.

Jennie Englund said...

The Himalayas.

DaphneSFL said...

Cabo San Lucas, and I might never come back!

Melissa said...

Newport Beach. Melissa Rem

Erica said...

Paris - enough said!

Dani In Chicago said...

Paris.

dani patarazzi

Mom'sLove said...

I first saw the cover of this book, I got chills! Beautiful cove and I cannot wait to check it out! I have to say Italy, the pasta, oh the pasta!

Jules said...

Hanoi, Vietnam

Neckmeat said...

If I could live anywhere for 1 year it would be anywhere tropical like Hawaii, but I'd want to live out of America just for that experience.

Sherry Bercu said...

Costa Rica

LindsayK918 said...

Kaua'i!

your invisible pixie said...

New York.

Jen said...

Belgium

Rachael said...

That's a hard question... maybe Israel. Maybe Hawaii. Or I could do Italy!

Bridget said...

New York City
Iambtinrb

Kristi said...

Australia...

Kristi Hooke

Jessica said...

I would love to live in London! I want to meet some cute English guys.
-Jessica

jeffie laura said...

Ireland

Ally said...

New Zealand
Ally N

AisforRandom said...

New Zealand,

LaVonneW said...

France

Anonymous said...

Italy

xx (fingers crossed)

~Nattygirrl

Kristin Shelburne said...

Ireland

Krystal said...

Anywhere?!? Isla Mujeres, Mexico... it's absolutely beautiful there!!!

Krystal dyer

Anonymous said...

Barbados - Jill Fay

Joelle said...

my own private island in the Caribbean. :D

Lizett34 said...

Paris!

Brenda L B said...

Well, this may sound cliche but it really is Italy. I'm facinated with the whole italian culture, language and food. How could you go wrong? I would live there just for the experience and the people. Brenda L B

Chrisy Krueger said...

I lived in Italy for two years and I miss it immensely. A little piece of my heart belongs there.
For a new adventure, I'd live in England.

Ready To Be A Momma said...

Paris, for sure.
qweska8402

My Two Army Brats said...

Alaska

equinn726 said...

Kauai

Dulcibella said...

Costa Rica.

jpetroroy said...

Italy

Crafty Mama said...

London.

BuffyDee said...

Hawaii

Holly W said...

If I could live anywhere for a year, I would choose Brazil. I traveled there for a 6 week trip about 3 years back and fell in love!

Wullite said...

Hanalei, Kauai

Chiclet said...

Sonoma, CA (but only if I get to take my husband)!

Anonymous said...

Kailua on Oahu.

Amy S.

Hawkzter said...

Scotland


Hawkzter

Dawn from CA said...

Without a doubt...ITALY. Spent our honeymoon there, and have always dreamed of going back. I've even looked into teacher exchange programs for hubby and I, but haven't been able to convince him that uprooting our family is a great idea. Maybe this book will help!

sarah frederick said...

The rainforest

sarah frederick said...

The rainforest

sarah frederick said...

Alaska

CAnative said...

Greece!

CAnative

Candy said...

I've currently added almost all of the books you've posted about to my Kindle order list. I'm definitely going to be broke soon, but I'll have a lot to do in my spare time!

Trish Ryan said...

If I could live anywhere for a year...I'd pick a beach house in Maine. Writer's paradise :)

Beverly Victoria said...

If I could live anywhere for a year, it would have to Bavaria, Germany

jne said...

Greece!

Kate said...

Wales!
-Katie-Kat

Corey~living and loving said...

kuaui....yup....totally.

Corey

Tyra said...

I would love to live in Boston!

sarah frederick said...

Alaska

Mary said...

I would love to live in Greece for a year, especially Santorino.

Mary Ward

wendy k (florida) said...

I'd love to live in Maui. It's a great place to find balance.

Ronda C. in B'ham said...

Italy

Kristin J said...

Australia

Kristi said...

Scotland


Kristi Marie W.

Kas said...

Tahiti ahhhhhhhhhh

Kassie H.

Anonymous said...

I like reading memoirs & i love Italy spent time there one summer. If I could spend a year anywhere ...probably New Zealand.

fanficfan44

kathygold9778 said...

One year in an all inclusive resort on a beautiful island!!!

hannahnjonsmom said...

Back to that little, old runned down farm house in Meisau, Germany (where we were stationed back in the '90's).
~hannahnjonsmom

Dolly said...

I'd love to live in Italy - anywhere, because I'd be everywhere, there's so much I want to see!

This sounds like a great book - and I LOVE the cover!

Siobhan said...

New Zealand would be beautiful!

Nearl said...

Boston

Nicole Marie said...

Australia :)

NicoleMG from CT

Anonymous said...

IReland patti cole

karenk said...

would love to live in charleston, sc

karenk
kmkuka at yahoo dot com

Carie Casey said...

Italy

Clynnc

dmennella said...

Tuscany!

Anonymous said...

Hawaii! Colbey J

Anonymous said...

I love a good love story. I hope to read this soon. jennyfromthecube

Michelle said...

One year to live in a place? Wow that's tough. I could spend a year in SO many places... Italy, Ireland, Fiji, Australia, Costa Rica, Hawaii, shall I go on?

Christina said...

I would choose Italy and not just because of this book!

ChristinaL

Anonymous said...

Paris!
RebeccaE

kristinrose said...

any island

Erika L. said...

Italy!

Wendi from Louisiana said...

Austria!

michelle mierczewski said...

mayan riviera

The Poty's said...

I think it would be fun to live in New York city for a year.

Lilianarenee said...

A giant cattle ranch in montana. Minus snow and cold weather.

Terri said...

New York City

Terri M. in Phoenix

Anonymous said...

Australia!!!

SPepper22

musiquedevie said...

Paris, France <33

Debbie said...

I would like to live in Aruba!

Amy Nichole G said...

Spain

LynnBelo said...

Italy, hands down!!

Shanderella82 said...

I'd like to live on Maui.

Lesley Davis, Esq said...

Italy

Anonymous said...

I would love to live in Africa for a year :)

Laura Kay
anovelreview

Lauren said...

Any beach that has blue water and white sand. I'm not picky. Lauren Royall

crabbymommy said...

Hands down - a small town on the coast of Italy. We hope to do it one day.

Anonymous said...

I would love to live in Paris- right underneath the Eiffel Tower!!

Katrina Swiney said...

I'd love to live in Paris, right underneath the Eiffel tower!!

Tanya Quilts in CO said...

Greece or Italy

Colleen Turner said...

This sounds beautiful! Maybe if more couples followed their path (at least by spending more quality time even if they can't stroll off to Italy) there wouldn't be such a high rate of divorce. Something to think about at least.

Sugar__Mama said...

nova scotia

Anonymous said...

St.George
Pennygirl,Mtwc

Jillybean12 said...

If I could live anywhere for one year it would be any Greek island!! I want to visit that country more than any other!

reidmommy said...

Smokey Mountains. I'm fortunate to have a job that will let me live almost anywhere, but for some reason I can't seem to find anything in the one place I want!

Melissa Braun said...

Greece

Anonymous said...

OMG! This book sound fantastic! Since I was a little girl I have always wanted to live in either NYC or CA....but as I have gotten older, Italy has become more and more appealing to me..the beauty and laid back lifestyle!

Kristin
klicense@verizon.net

Wanda Zerangue said...

Hawaii

Danielle Marie said...

I would love to live somewhere/anywhere in the Caribbean.

Tracy Lynn said...

paris please.

Karen C. said...

Smoky Mountains, please!

Stephanie said...

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Faith Hope Cherrytea said...

live for 1 yr? probably ireland or uk...