A good book is one that you do not want to put down and are not disappointed by the ending. This book scores on both fronts. It is a great read and should appeal to men, women (and dog-lovers) of all ages. I thoroughly recommend it.
I have been MIA for a while. Now I'm back with another wonderful author I have discovered- Brenda H. Sedgwick. I've been sharing my reviews of books by Indie authors on my blog. And I must say, I love to share the good ones. This is an enjoyable story about life; and let's not forget the travel. The title is just right for this book. In the beginning Natalie comes across as a scatter brain with little confidence. But as the story progresses I begin to admire her and her journey. Let's be clear here- she is on more than one journey and they make for an interesting story telling experience. I loved spending time with her new friends and the travel spots. As Natalie's story was drawing to a close I felt a little sad at how things had ended at her 40th birthday. But you know what? I never liked Gerry anyway. I was lifted by her handling of the situation and I have to say, pretty proud. You go Natalie.
After what seems a lifetime of spending all her thoughts and time and energy on her marriage and her family, Natalie is given some unexpected ‘me time’ when her husband is injured whilst on a cycling holiday in France, and she is tasked with driving (in pre sat nav days) to France to pick him up. This is a journey in more ways than one for Natalie, who begins to question her life and marriage whilst travelling to rescue her stricken husband. I loved the colourful characters she met along the way and how the writer made Natalie’s character change and grow stronger with each day of her travels. The conclusion to the novel was bitter sweet but not unexpected, and seemed like the right ending for everyone concerned. ARC copy received from publisher via NetGalley in exchange for honest review.
This is a really good, well written, fantastic story. Natalie has been married to Gerry for 18 years, they have a teenage daughter Katie. Natalie's life is pretty average, she has a part time job as a bingo caller, a dog named Spike and two best friends. Greg cycles mostly in France, as a hobby. Natalie needs to go to France and collect him as he has a broken leg and bike. She takes her dog and gets lost on the roads in France. This is her time to live and she slowly realises that her life is not all it should be. We go on a journey with Natalie across France and Spain where everything in her life changes . I loved being on the journey with Natalie, it was entertaining, sentimental and thought provoking.
A lonely marriage, an incredible journey and a small dog. Natalie's sport-obsessed husband, Gerry, has a cycling accident in France. In her old Fiat, and with her little dog, Spike, she leaves her sleepy market town in the South of England, for France. I really enjoyed this book a light easy read that took me a day held my attention and had all the right ingredients for a Chick Lit book!! Recommend (P.S) will make you want to travel :)
An engaging tale, gently told, on the theme of something lost and something found which every woman will enjoy. I enjoyed the well drawn characters and a fresh perspective on the locations. Plus a very satisfying conclusion. Hope there are more from this writer.