Maria’s Adventurous Life by first-time author Maria Dominick is a fascinating memoir of the author’s experiences in life and love that have taken her all over the world.
Based on a true story, the reader can live vicariously through Maria’s eyes as she is growing up in Brazil, first as a child of privilege and then after financial disaster strikes her family. She escapes her parents’ home to be on her own, living with roommates and paramours as she lives life to the fullest and traipses across Europe having fantastic adventures as well as heartbreaking emotional times. The people she meets and shares time with bring her happiness and, at times, great sadness. But the impact of all of these relationships serve to shape her life and cause her to grow as a person with the life lessons learned from each of these experiences. Her perspective on life and love, her self-esteem and confidence, her courageous spirit — all are forged in response to persons and life events through which she lives and learns.
Maria speaks to her experiences and what she has learned about falling in love, trusting your instincts and how to spot “red flags” in relationships, how to handle a cheating partner, being a single parent, the difference between young love and mature love, and much more. Also, she met many rich and famous people along the way that make appearances in the story.
I enjoy reading about the lives of others, especially when it’s a work of non-fiction. It’s even more fun when the author shares photos from their life with readers as it helps to visualize places, people and events that are described within the pages.
Maria’s Adventurous Life is a nice bit of light reading, perfect for taking along on car trips or vacations to the beach. The over-size pages make for a thinness to the construction of the book making it super easy to slip into a tote bag or backpack when you’re on the go.
The memoirs of a woman living in a glamorous, privileged and small world of very wealthy people, but like everybody else, experiencing happy moments as well as difficult ones. Maria’s Adventurous Life is a very entertaining and easy to read life journey that will captivate you till the last page.
To find more information or purchase Maria Dominick’s debut novel, you can find it in paperback or Kindle format on Amazon.
Disclaimer: I was provided a copy of this book free of charge to facilitate review. No other compensation was received. All opinions are 100% my own.
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