Lucy Honeychurch is on vacation in Florence with her cousin. Staying in an Italian pension, they come across a row of interesting characters. She finds herself drawn to a young man, George Emerson, who is definitely not suited for a girl like her and his father is entirely too odd.
The story is Lucy's fight within herself: does she go against society's convention or does she do what is appropriate to her class and marry a nice, well off, gentleman who she didn't really love?
Intertwined within this convoluted love story are some hilarious scenes with unforgettable characters, such as Lucy's brother Freddy. He had me rolling. Also, as I love a good satire, the characters that were just 'too much' and were very much stereotypes of the snobbery of the upper class were just perfect.
It was nice to read a quick, light Edwardian novel after reading some thick, stuffy Victorian ones. A Room With a View, although, not a long novel, still gave one much to think about.