Wednesday, December 17, 2008

12 Travel Books for Christmas: Number Seven

Merry Christmas, just a little bit early!  My gift to you this holiday season is a series of 12 book suggestions to help make your shopping a little easier (for your friends or for yourself).  Read about how this started here .
12 Travel Books for Christmas
Today's book recommendation is from a really creative blogger who inspires me to look at the world differently every single day!  Check out her blog:  Wonders Never Cease .  
Recommended by: Rebecca Ramsey, author and blogger (who isn't yet on Twitter, but I'm working on her)
French by Heart: an American Family's Adventures in La Belle France by Rebecca Ramsey 
Summary: "First-time author Ramsey adopts a sweet but never cloying tone to tell the charming story of her family's four-year stint in Clermont-Ferrand, France. Ramsey, a young mother of three whose husband's company relocates them to France, recounts what it feels like to sell the family home in South Carolina, say good-bye to everyone you know and move overseas. Rather than tell the story chronologically, Ramsey links the narrative to everyday events recalling the pitfalls and petite triumphs inherent in each encounter. Moreover, because the family's command of French is minimal, routine tasks often become embarrassing lessons. Ultimately, Ramsey and her family embrace their adopted country's language and customs. Entering a bookstore, she finds herself surrounded by graceful young women in high heels, short skirts and stylish leather blazers, while she is "standing there in my big red field jacket and clunky black clogs… like a frumpy giant." Ramsey acknowledges telling "the whole truth, even when it makes me look ridiculous"—and this results in an endearing memoir. (Apr.) from Publishers Weekly Copyright © Reed Business Information, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved." -- excerpted from 
Guess what!  Earlier today Becky and I collaborated on a blog post.  It started at Becky's blog, Wonders Never Cease and finish up on Just Go .  Check it out!  


Linda Crispell said...

I absolutely loved reading this book. Rebecca is a wonderful, funny story teller.

Alison said...

Seriously the is the funniest, most heartwarming book about France ever. And I've read them all.

I'm a huge Rebecca Ramsey fan.

Angela K. Nickerson said...

I know. I am a Rebecca Ramsey fan, too!

Thank you, Becky, for helping out with Passports with Purpose! You are a gem!

Jessie V said...

i can't wait to read it! :) thanks for the rec.

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