Saturday, August 02, 2014

Book Review: Journey To A Dream by Craig Briggs

Journey To A DreamJourney To A Dream by Craig Briggs
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I found this book being offered for Free one day only and so I grabbed it.  I love reading books like this, love seeing how someone makes their dreams come true. This book is so well written and was so easy to follow, that I wanted to finish it so I could find out what happened.
The book is about a husband and wife and their dog, dreaming of living in another country, but living some place remote and different. They chose a country Spain and found a small quaint town to make their home. With the language barrier and being in a different country than the one they were from, made for some interesting stories.  The writer really explained in detail of life in the town, telling us about they needed to find a home to purchase and the difficulty with that situation, and finding someone who spoke English in the small town.  They did find someone to help translate the language, they had met many local people and seemed to love their new relaxed lifestyle, I am just not sure how relaxed it was for them. It is an awesome read.  If you love watching and reading books about traveling and design your own home in a new country this book is for you, the dream is awesome. I love that he wrote this story, I think I would have given up, but I can tell you from reading this book that if you keep pursuing your dream you can do it.

Here is what GoodReads says the book is about. 

Like many of us, Craig Briggs dreamt of living a different life, free from the stresses and strains of modern living. But unlike most of us, he decided to pursue his dream. In May 2002 Craig, his wife Melanie and their dog Jazz, left their home town of Huddersfield in England's industrial north and set off for Galicia, a remote and little known province in the northwest corner of Spain. And so began their Journey To A Dream. With help from the locals, they quickly settle in to their new, relaxed lifestyle but the search for a new home soon changes that. They encounter a freelance estate agent of dubious character and after several failed attempts to buy a home are forced to reassess their goals. Worse follows; a brush with the law, a temperamental builder and the mysterious disappearance of their life savings. The spectre of failure and a penniless return to England hovers over them. Join Craig, Melanie and Jazz along a colourful, bumpy and at times, dangerous journey and immerse yourself in the sights, sounds and tastes of their Galician paradise.

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