Sunday, August 6, 2017

One Sip at a Time: Learning to Live in Province by Keith Van Sickle


Keith and Val had a dream – to live in Provence, the land of brilliant sunlight, charming hilltop villages and the deep blue waters of the Mediterranean.

But there were two problems: they weren’t French speakers and they had full-time jobs. So they came up with a plan…

Follow their adventures (and misadventures) as they quit their jobs, become consultants and split their time between two countries. Laugh along as they build a life in Provence, slowly mastering a new language and making friends with the locals over long meals and just a bit too much wine.

This light and breezy memoir is full of wry observations on France, like the power of cheese to sway elections, the right and wrong ways for men to kiss each other, and the law requiring that blood donors must speak French.

If you’ve ever dreamed of changing gears and learning what joie de vivre is really all about, you won’t want to miss this delightful book.

My Thoughts

There is something about that feeling of peeking into someone's life.  Hmmm... did that just make me sound like a creeper?! Lol!  I didn't mean it that way!  But seriously, I love reading books that let you feel like you're living the writer's life right along with them.  One Sip at a Time: Learning to Live in Province gives you that feeling.

I picked this book up for a few reasons.  First, it was coming up on my tbr anyways.  Second, I just like books like the (like I already stated).  And third, I was getting books together for a read-a-thon and this one seemed to be a good pick for the challenge.

Again, I like reading books that give you a glimpse of someone's daily life, especially when adventure is included.  This book gives you just that.  I love the thought of picking up and moving away somewhere and starting fresh with new adventures!  I don't think that I could ever do it but I love the thought of it!

This was a fun, true story of the adventures of Keith and Val as they pick up and start a life in Province.  I am so glad that I had the opportunity to read this!  Thank You, Keith Van Sickle for sending this book my way!

*Note:  I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review.

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