What if you got away from it all—and then it all got away from you?
When her husband gets a new job, Marissa Price leaves the island of Manhattan for the island of Hawaii. Paradise seems like the perfect place to find herself, save her marriage, and reconnect with her daughter. But Marissa discovers her new life is less about beaches and beautiful sunsets and more about cows and lava flows. Their new “home” is a fixer-upper. But what most needs fixing—her marriage— is the first thing to crumble when her husband announces he wants time apart to find himself. Pulled in opposite directions, Marissa is faced with the most important decision of her life—a choice that will define who she is, what she wants, and where her happiness lies.
A Featured Alternate of the Doubleday, Literary Guild, and Book of the Month book clubs.
PRAISE FOR SWEET LIFE AND MIA KING
"SWEET LIFE is the ultimate 'escape-and-find-yourself' novel ... funny, poignant, and filled with home truths any woman can relate to. This book is as warm and delicious as the recipes ... a delightful indulgence!" New York Times Bestselling Author Susan Wiggs, The Horseman's Daughter and Snowfall at Willow Lake
"Another fun, compelling read full of characters you want to be best friends with. I devoured Sweet Life!" Bestselling Author Patricia Wood, Lottery (shortlisted for the 2008 Orange Prize for Fiction)