Like Eat, Pray, Love? Then you will love this. This is Eat, Pray, Love with real guts and glory emotion. Jo Carroll is already an extraordinary woman before she even ties her tinsel marker to her backpack. A mother, survivor of divorce and now a widow, she worked in Children's Services for over 30 years, working hard to befriend, help and try to repair damaged children from all walks of life and circumstance. Not a job for the faint hearted, Jo decided that it was time to leave to travel - a now or never moment; a magazine article over a cup of coffee that reignited a long-lost ambition within her.
I throughly enjoyed this book, I laughed, cried, nattered, freaked out and worried with her. From her amazing descriptive text, I felt the wind, the freedom and the sun on my face...
Not an easy trip, Jo tells the story well and as a woman who plans to travel when the kids fly the nest, I found her emotional truths refreshing and I really got a measure of the places she visited and the people she encountered: scary, wonderful, and weird characters.
I would recommend this book to anyone looking for an inspiring read, it makes both a good travel book and an engaging memoir. Jo Carroll is a very inspiring person who obviously does not realise
quite how special she is.
Rachel Dove, The Kindle Book Review