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While reading Janine's book....I was living vicariously through her. Her description of the first house they looked at had me chucking out loud...I had seen so many houses that fit that description. I even wondered if I had seen THAT house on the Legget website! I learned so much...laughed out loud, and got incredibly anxious when I saw there was only one chapter left. Now what to do? Read it again??
I do hope Janine will write another...and soon. I love her style, wit and knowledge. I doubt I will ever move there....much to my chagrin, but do hope to go back again. (I was there with my late husband for our honeymoon, in '99) Funny, I was only there for 2 weeks, but felt homesick once I came back to the states. I get that homesick feeling whenever I watch a French movie....and got it while reading the book. A great read. Seriously! Vive la France!
Through the author's eyes and experiences we discover the (relatively unknown to tourists) Seven Valleys area in the Pas-de-Calais, which is now on my "must visit" list. Easily drawn into Marsh's entertaining narrative by her sharp observations and warm-hearted nature, we get to know her neighbours, the local traditions and her growing family of dogs, cats, and assorted feathered friends.
Thank goodness for an understanding husband who is also an enterprising craftsman. There are challenges that would deter most from staying the course. Yet not only do the Marshes survive, but a brilliant new career path is born.
This book is a delightful read that I highly recommend.
From the first sentence Janine sets the reader up for a journey into the joys and tribulations of of becoming an Expat. On a "whim" she and her husband embarked on the challenge of restoring a dilapidated building in northern France. With minimal language skills, small budget, and the frustration of dealing with the French bureaucracy, she found a way to maintain her optimism and sense of humor.
The reader gets a reality check of what it takes in time, effort and money to take on such a project. Along the way you learn about the climate and culture of this region-the things that would endear you or terrify you.
While I never planned on setting up a future home in northern, rural France, I discovered I will need more money and patience and a never ending sense of humor to successfully maneuver my move.
I found myself chuckling out loud! Can't wait for a sequel.