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Faking it in France.....my story too
on 2 February 2014
I just love this book, it lifted my spirit no end. I have now read the book through twice, the first time in one sitting and I laughed so much that my stomach hurt afterward. A friend actually gave me the book as she knew I would resonate with the author, and I did...big time. In my case, it was my husband who decided we should move to France, he was nearing retirement age but I was only 47 at the time and we had young children, aged 8 & 9 years, and I thought he was crazy! I too have struggled to understand what it is about France that draws people like a fly to the lamplight but, the older I get, this becomes more clear. The anecdotes that Karen provides in her book were very entertaining, I recognised similar character traits in the ex-pats found in my corner of France, and I absolutely fell in love with her Gran and other members of her family. The name of the ex-pat publication she talks about frequently I suspect is poetic licence but it also gave me several belly laughs along the way. Thanks so much Karen for being such a good egg and writing down your thoughts, I eagerly look forward to the sequel.