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Bon Courage: Rediscovering the Art of Living in the Heart of France #2020

Bon Courage Rediscovering the Art of Living in the Heart of France One year and one arduous home renovation into their marriage Ken and Bing head to the French countryside to celebrate their long delayed honeymoon swearing they re getting out of the home fixing bus

  • Title: Bon Courage: Rediscovering the Art of Living in the Heart of France
  • Author: Ken McAdams Marian Bingham
  • ISBN: 9781559213981
  • Page: 442
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Bon Courage: Rediscovering the Art of Living in the Heart of France By Ken McAdams Marian Bingham, One year and one arduous home renovation into their marriage, Ken and Bing head to the French countryside to celebrate their long delayed honeymoon, swearing they re getting out of the home fixing business for good When they fall in love with the village of La Montagne Noire, they find themselves buying a fixer upper and starting all over again but this time, in French McOne year and one arduous home renovation into their marriage, Ken and Bing head to the French countryside to celebrate their long delayed honeymoon, swearing they re getting out of the home fixing business for good When they fall in love with the village of La Montagne Noire, they find themselves buying a fixer upper and starting all over again but this time, in French McAdams recounts their mishaps and misadventures with humor, capturing the essence of French village life, the awkwardness of being foreigners in a close knit town, the couple s hilarious linguistic pratfalls, and how the mammoth undertaking that threatens to tear their new marriage apart ultimately brings them closer together and helps them find a place in the community they have grown to love.

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    1 thought on “Bon Courage: Rediscovering the Art of Living in the Heart of France

    1. Subtitled Rediscovering the Art of Living in the Heart of France, McAdams pens an interesting and honest memoir of a newly married couple renovating a home in a French mountain village.I was surprised at some of the poor reviews on Perhaps some people are continually looking for another version of Frances Mayes Under the Tuscan Sun This is a narrative about a couple who hopes to get away for a real honeymoon, and ends up committing themselves to endless months of stress Along the way, there is b [...]

    2. This is a fun read about a couple from Connecticut who spend an idyllic few months in south western France in a walled village and then get sort of tricked into buying a medieval house there that needs major renovations The struggle with the language is a major issue since they have selected such an isolated location almost no one speaks English Marital ups and downs, temper fits for good and ill and the joys of finally accomplishing something are all well told Having lived in Europe for many ye [...]

    3. I won this book on I was really looking forward to reading it, so today when I picked it up out of the 20 other books on my shelf and curled up on my couch with a blanket and a glass of wine, I was ready to be transported to France Within the first few paragraphs, I was disappointed I was not enthralled, but to be fair and give the book a chance, I read a few pages By page three I understood what it was missing The writer doesn t capture the mood or moment, many times jumping around so that I a [...]

    4. Rediscovering the art of living in the heart of France The subtitle of this non fiction book tells it all.I won t even attempt to review this book other than to say it easily moves to the top tier of my favorite books The writing is delicious The word pictures are awe inspiring The love shared by this couple is beyond measure And the people you meet along the way are very memorable The book had a real personal impact on me since the passing of Diane, the love of my life.I have no hesitation in g [...]

    5. I won this book from firstreads giveaway I enjoyed this book, especially the cultural experiences the author and his wife had I thought their relationship was written a bit rougher, and that a few threads of the story weren t fully wrapped up but I like everything wrapped up A good read for someone who likes renovation stories, or cultural fish out of water stories This has different perspective, as the couple is older than your average travel writer.

    6. A fun and enjoyable book about another Anglo this time American renovation of another decrepit old house in rural France A likeable couple and interesting side stories and unexpected occurrences keep you reading The only negative is that a smattering of typos and errors slipped through it could have benefited from a final proofread but they re not enough to spoil the story or the generally good writing I liked it.

    7. I picked this book at half price at Anthropologie as it looked like a sweet read of rediscovering the art of living in the heart of France as the cover states I was rather disappointed by the writing and at first wondered if I would even finish the book It does recover a bit in maintaining one s interest and in time, I found it a pleasant if not great read The subject matter is somewhat interesting but could be better told.

    8. I wish the book had been written by the author s wife, Bing because I m sure there is a lovely story to be told an older couple rediscovering love after loss and living an adventure of personal discovery in a foreign country Instead, we re getting anger, frustration and stress

    9. i was hoping i d win this one, i love memoir type books and this one sounds really fun and interesting i so love First Reads got my nice hardback copy in the mail today, thanks First Reads

    10. AUTHENTIC FUN Very entertaining and lots of real life encounters Very good information for anyone planning to live in a European country.

    11. A well written story that touches many emotions in the reader from the humor of challenges with a foreign language to the sadness of love lost to the joy of love found.

    12. This had the potential to be an intriguing memoir, but the author s bland and meandering writing weighed it down.

    13. It was written in a kind of over the top flowery kind of way, but very enjoyable and good to read before bed.

    14. This book may have been self published as there were many typos, grammatical errors and misspellings I would have happily proofread this for him.

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