Tailwinds Past Florence

Tailwinds Past Florence

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"Travel, both conventional and through time, brings rousing action, romance ..." - Kirkus Reviews

"An enchanting, whirlwind tale of romance and adventure." - BookBub

Can a trip of a lifetime save a troubled marriage? When Edward and Kara embark on a tour around the world, they inadvertently shatter the boundaries of time -- and encounter mysterious men with a connection to Kara's soul.

After getting blacklisted from the rich world of venture capital, twenty-nine-year-old Edward Vaughan will do anything to avoid telling Kara what happened. Even if it means agreeing to her dream of bicycling around the world. Kara, tired of being married to a workaholic, was readying for divorce. Now, she's packing her bags for the trip of a lifetime. Together, they pedal away from Seattle, headed east on the open road across America to Europe, and beyond.

The couple's decision reverberates across the centuries, breaking the bonds of time, and thrusts Kara into the arms of a Florentine artist claiming to be her soulmate from long ago.

As the deceptions mount with each passing mile, Edward finds himself trapped in a battle with a past life over an eternal love. Will he learn the errors of his ways and become the man Kara craves? Or will she give into temptation and risk everything in pursuing her soul's desire.

TAILWINDS PAST FLORENCE is a road-tripping love story with a time travel twist, landing readers in the saddle of a page-turning adventure.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 340 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 19mm | 431g
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1732746702
  • 9781732746701

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"Travel, both conventional and through time, brings rousing action, romance, and unorthodox marriage counseling. Walsh, a veteran of video game strategy guides, imbues his romance with as much action as any game he's peeled back the secrets of. The book boasts an impressive knowledge of cycling as well as the history it draws from, be it Renaissance Italy or the time of the French Canadian voyageurs, a pleasant balance to its more outlandish conflicts." - Kirkus Reviews

"This is an excellent book that I would recommend to anyone who wants something different ... one of those books that are hard to put down, and it stays in your head and heart long after it's finished. That is difficult for any author to do. The book starts at a major turning point in the characters' lives and takes readers on a journey that has many twists and turns." - Judge, 27th Annual Writer's Digest Self-Published Book Awards

"Tailwinds Past Florence is a road trip with a spark of romance and a fantastic twist. It's a passionate story and this author not only knows his impulsive characters well, but also the facts about biking -- and he excels at describing the various settings in a number of different countries. You'll feel like you've been on tour as well, but without breaking a sweat." - Wendy Kendall, My Edmonds News

"Doug Walsh has taken his real-life adventures and turned them into an ambitious, imaginative, swooping love story." - Alastair Humphreys, Author & National Geographic Adventurer of the Year

"Tailwinds Past Florence is an easy yet thought-provoking read. Even if you are not a fan of reincarnation or time travel, enjoy the book for the insights it gives you into relationships and intimacy." - Home News Tribune, mycentraljersey.com
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98 ratings
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