The A to Z April Blogging Challenge 2013 has been a fun ride so far– so many blogs to visit and so little time! I’m co-hosting it on Amlokiblogs, so drop me a comment there if you have something to say about the challenge itself. On this blog, I’ve been featuring mostly indie-published book excerpts for all of April. I love reading, and supporting author-friends, and this is a good way to do both.
Today, for R, I give you a travel story Ramblings in Ireland by Kerry Dwyer.
Elevator Pitch:The story of a walking holiday in Ireland is used as a loose thread on which to hang memories and musings from other times and places.
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“As British ex-patriate Kerry Dwyer leads Bertrand, her trusting French husband, astray once more, they reminisce and reflect upon accents and accidents, family and friends, love and what it means to be alive. Bertrand doesn’t mind getting lost – he loves Kerry all the more for going off the beaten track. This is a book about ramblings in Ireland. Walk with Kerry and Bertrand and follow where your thoughts lead you.”
Would you like to take the walk with Kerry and Bertrand?
Haha, perfect excerpt for me. I love maps! 🙂
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An Irish lass and a Frenchman? This sounds great! One, a native of this magical country, the other with no clue … thank you! I am intrigued.
Well I manage to get my husband equally lost in France and Ireland. Lost together is a wonderful thing to be. 🙂
I must get this. Thank you for sharing.
Thank you for your comment. I hope you love it.
So nice to find your blog.
Love the A to Z challenge. Thanks for all your hard work.
This book sounds like an adorable and fun way to visit Ireland for only a few bucks with interesting people. You chose a good excerpt. I normally don’t get into travel books, but I want to get this one now 😀
Thank you. This book is more a memoir than a travel book. unless you like getting lost don’t follow my trails!!
It sounds like an interesting read. I think everyone should visit Ireland but I would say that because I live here 🙂
I would love to go back to Ireland. We loved it there, everyone was so nice and the country is stunning.
Thank you for featuring my book on your a to z challenge.
This books sounds excellent, in college I studied abroad in Ireland and traveled from the west to east coast in 14 days, there are no words or pictures to fully explain the beauty of the countryside, I’d gladly ready more about and reminisce on my own Irish adventures.
The idea of visiting Ireland seems to be coming at me from every direction lately. This books sounds like it would be the perfect companion.
Visit Ireland – you will not regret it. It really is a wonderful place with so much variety.
Sounds like an interesting read,must look up for it now.Thanks for sharing,:)
Thanks for you comment sharmila.
I can read a map, and my husband (though he loves me) HATES to be off his time or his path. So, yes, I would love to travel with this couple! My mother, my youngest daughter, and I have spent some of the happiest travel moments totally “lost”. 🙂 Thanks for sharing these books!
Hey -thanks for the comment. I love getting lost, that is when you have.the lost fun. Luckily my husband just takes it all in his stride and laughs a lot.
Have you read How The Irish Saved Civilization? Anyway, Ireland is a mecca for writers, and looking at the landscape and meeting the people, one can see why.
I will add this book to my ever-growing list. Thank you.
No I haven’t read that I must go and look it up. Thanks for the tip :).
Enjoyed the excerpt on Amazon. Thanks for sharing.
Thank you Kay. Glad you liked the excerpt.
This book sounds like a different kind of read.
Yes it is different – it was difficult to select a genre on Amazon. It is not really a travel guide but not totally memoir either. I don’t like being put in a box 🙂
This is a very engaging excerpt. I’m going to look the book up on Amazon now.
I hope you like what you found there.
Hmm maybe in my list down the line but not immediately 🙂
Oh wow – jet skis. Well maybe when you need to relax from that high – give it a few years 🙂
This sounds like a pleasant read. Thank you for sharing.Simply Sarah
Thanks you Sarah.
This sounds like a lovely, relaxing read. A great book to have handy on a rainy day.
Some of the people who read it enjoyed it in the winter curled up in front of the fire. It is a gentle tale with a few laughs scatted around for good measure.
Sounds like it could be an interesting read!
Thank you Ingrid.