I was fortunate enough to Beta read this book and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
After a diagnosis of breast cancer, the author, along with her sister, travels from Australia to Paris to meet up with a friend. Between them all, the ladies of a certain age decide to go on a road trip through France and Spain. EJ Bauer is also suffering from a painful attack of Shingles, so despite this and an assorted collection of aches and pains between them all it doesn’t stop the ladies from enjoying each day to the full.
The book is a Francophile foodies dream because there are a lot of sumptuous sounding meals sampled along the way in various eateries and restaurants, along with a very enthusiastic sampling of local wines and of course a glass of champagne to wash it all down! (And why not!) Some calamities happen along the way that they all take in their stride.
Full of descriptions of the places they visited, much Aussie humour and camaraderie. I was sorry when the book finished it was such a good fun read.
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About The Author
Elizabeth has lived in Australia all her life. Her working career began as a speech pathologist and subsequently morphed into the unrelated field of retail management in a university science centre and planetarium. Her passion for travel was brought into stark focus when she was diagnosed with breast cancer and, following her treatment, a travel plan formed. Guam was first, followed quickly by European and North American adventures. Her illness nudged another long-held interest to the fore and Elizabeth began chronicling her trips with extensive photography, promising herself she would also write about her exploits.
She is happily married, a mother of two, grandmother of five and devoted assistant to Lucy, a bossy tortoiseshell cat.