In A Time to Seek, Susan Pohlman invites the reader on a spiritual journey through Florence, Italy, then westward along the coast of the Italian Riviera, and, finally, to Rome. As the journey through Italy unfolds, Pohlman shares how travel moments can be used as opportunities for contemplation and spiritual growth. Various settings stir feelings and issues that speak to the concerns and hidden fears of everyday women providing comfort and assurance to the reader that she is not alone. A climb to the top of the Duomo in Florence inspires a discussion on faith, the expansive view from the Piazza di Michelangelo broadens perspective, helping her daughter settle into an apartment for a semester abroad raises fears about letting go, and trips on the train become metaphors for life’s journeys. A return to the beautiful coastal village of Nervi, the setting of her first book, Halfway to Each Other, prompts deeper introspection about love, marriage and the passing of time. And finally, an evening tour of St. Peter’s Basilica provides the insight to take all of the trip’s lessons and make sense of them in a way that brings peace and a sense of excitement for the next chapter of life.