Four years after her disastrous quest for romance in Paris (as told in her book Finding Paris), Hedley Derenzie is ready to break out of her comfort zone of singledom and give love another go. She decides to seek professional help — in the form of a psychologist. But after a few sessions on the couch, Hedley has an epiphany — keep paying the psychologist good money or head to Italy, the land of love?
Sensibly, Hedley chooses Italy and, within minutes of landing in Milan, meets a man who captures her attention and invites her to dinner. A romance blossoms and soon she’s jetting around the country, dining at fabulous restaurants and living the life of Riley (that’s if Riley were a woman in her late thirties looking for love). So what if this man is older (as in a lot older) and reminds her of her late father? Hedley can’t help but wonder — could he (finally) be the one?
Meet Me in Milan is a funny, honest and raw memoir about one woman’s ongoing quest for love — this time in the land of la dolce vita.
‘Hedley Derenzie writes with startling resonance about the rocky road to self-discovery after it dawns on her that she alone is the common denominator in her heartbreaks. A love story told with raw emotion, heart and great optimism.’ — Jacinta Tynan, journalist and author of Mother Zen