It is difficult to put this book into one category. If you are inspired to move to France, read this for its cautionary tales of Sarah and Nigel's experiences. If you want an idea of the charm this part of France can hold for the visitor, that's there too, not to forget the recipes for meals on a shoestring! Most importantly, if you are like me, you will read this and feel humble in the face of such courage and optimism in the face of adversity. Sarah and Nigel are clearly an amazing couple.
Many of us dream of moving to pastures new, where we imagine an idyllic life awaits us. Sarah and Nigel did more than that, they followed that dream. Have they achieved it? That remains to be seen, for this is an account of work in progress.
I, for one, can't wait for the next book. Highly recommended.