#Review - Happy as a Partridge: Life and Love in Madrid by Kate Boyle @kateboyleauthor #HappyAsAPartridge
Book length - 220 pages
Publisher - Self-published
Amazon UK - www.amazon.co.uk
Amazon US - www.amazon.com
I want to thank Kate for providing me with an e-copy of this book for review.
ABOUT THIS BOOK
Evie Fuller is quite simply fed up. Single, unemployed and rapidly approaching her thirtieth birthday, she finds London life is weighing heavy. When a month of free language lessons offers an escape route, she heads to Madrid for sun-soaked adventures and a crash course in Spanish culture. Will a change of scene restore her zest for life?
Follow Evie as she laughs, cries and adjusts to these foreign lands - a shy English girl blossoms under the Spanish sun and discovers the hardest thing about moving abroad is deciding when to come home.
When you pick up HAPPY AS A PARTRIDGE by Kate Boyle it will transport you to the beauty, culture, and often craziness that is Madrid where you will be swept along with Evie and her new friends.
When everything seems to be falling apart for Evie she makes an impulsive decision to move to Madrid, one that shocks her family and close friends. But as she tries to settle down and find a job, Evie soon has plenty of wobbles over whether this was the right decision or not. As new friendships are formed, Evie finds herself a flat and a job teaching English which is definitely not easy, but she starts to understand the ebb and flow of the Spanish culture and the beauty of the place itself. But when she gets an offer that she cannot refuse back in the U.K., will Evie follow her heart or her head?
Wonderfully descriptive, HAPPY AS A PARTRIDGE by Kate Boyle, will open your eyes to Madrid and all it has to offer and it is definitely on my bucket list of places to visit. The characters are quirky and engaging and I found myself willing Evie to grasp hold of her life and do what makes her happy. The story is well-paced with never a dull moment and I enjoyed it from start to finish. Definitely worth reading!!
Kate Boyle grew up in Essex and gained a first class degree from Bristol University before moving to London.
A dogged desire to conquer her inability to roll her r’s subsequently led her to Madrid where she spent two and a half blissful years teaching English to a stream of Spaniards. She never grew accustomed to their regular comments on her pale skin.
Now back in London Kate constantly dreams of the sunny skies of Madrid and persists with the irritating habit of dropping Spanish words into conversation at random. When she’s not revisiting her adopted homeland or trying to make a perfect Spanish tortilla, she can be found in a PR agency by day and writing her second novel by night. She regularly writes for an antiques magazine and has contributed to two architectural books. Happy as a Partridge is her first novel.
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Hi fellow bookworms. My name is Linda and I'm a reviewer & blogger, wife & mother who loves all things books!
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