- Paperback: 158 pages
- Publisher: She Writes Press (April 23, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 9781938314308
- ISBN-13: 978-1938314308
- ASIN: 1938314301
- Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.6 x 8.5 inches
- Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 149 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,234,077 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Americashire: a Field Guide to a Marriage Paperback – April 23, 2013
"A wonderfully charming and eclectic take on Britain's Disneyesque Cotswolds by a droll Californian." -- "A wonderfully charming and eclectic take on Britain's Disneyesque Cotswolds by a droll Californian. "Personal Endorsement"
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I enjoyed the story - or at least most of it. Her portrayal of Bonita Springs, FL was spot on. I live here part time and not only go to the same three restaurants that her parents do, but go to the beach at Doc's Beach House, and I know that if she was so accurate with these places that the rest of the book was very likely to be as accurate.
I like books written about outsiders learning to adjust to their new and foreign homes, and this was a good example of one. Sometimes we forget that the British are foreign, but speaking English sometimes seems to be the only thing we have in common.
What didn't I like?
I could have done without the walks that occasionally popped up.
She was generally negative about her husband and at times I wondered why they were even married to each other.
The book ended abruptly, and I never felt a sense of resolution regarding her health problems.
I see that she's now living back in the US and wonder if she's still married and whether the health scare ever materialized into anything.
Guess she'll just have to write a sequel.
The only reason I didn't give AMERICASHIRE five stars was because I felt that the book ended abruptly. There were a couple of unanswered questions that ought to have been dealt with. This was not enough of a lack that I wouldn't recommend it heartily as a good read.