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Creative Prayer: Speaking the Language of God's Heart
Chris Tiegreen
Jesus Calling: A 365 Day Journaling Devotional
Sarah Young
Shadow of Night
Deborah Harkness
The Unlikely Pilgrimage Of Harold Fry
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At Least You're in Tuscany: A Somewhat Disastrous Quest for the Sweet Life - Jennifer Criswell Jennifer's experience works as a good reminder that the life of an expat isn't always an easy one. And that that which is good comes at a price.Ever since she first traveled to Tuscany, Jennifer felt herself drawn to the people and the place. She knew she had found her "soul country" and was prepared to give up her safe life as a US lawyer to move to Tuscany and become a writer.So far this sounds a lot like "Under the Tuscan Sun", right? But apart from the initial premise, the two books have little else in common. Where "Under the Tuscan Sun" focuses primarily on the Tuscan country side and Italian food, the main focus of "At Least You're In Tuscany" is definitely the more immediate experiences and difficulties related to being an expat -- finding a job, making friends, becoming familiar with the language, being comfortable in a new setting. No matter how much you love visiting a place, moving there 'for good' is always a culture shock, and Jennifer manages to describe this culture shock in a very relateable fashion, without succumbing to self-pity.A fascinating book that made me realize that as much as I'd love to visit Tuscany, I don't think I could ever move there... but then I already have found my soul country elsewhere :)