I loved this funny and warm tale of an English family settling in an old, about to fall down, farm in Spain. The tales of the neighbors are touching and very amusing too. Its been a while since I read this, but the author is a famous guitar player from the 70's, if i recall correctly. A very good read.
This was a mildly amusing look at an English couple who moved to a farm in rural Spain. The other inhabitants are well described and portrayed.
That said, I wasn't really pulled into the book. I didn't find the author that appealing of a narrator and I didn't feel like I got to know any of the other characters. It was more of a play-by-play than a nicely wove tale. It wasn't bad, but I didn't feel like I'd been on their farm or actually met any of the various people or even had a sense for what they went through. There was nothing bad, there just wasn't anything compelling either.
Rebecca R. (hikergirl) reviewed Driving Over Lemons : An Optimist in Spain (Vintage Departures) on
I really enjoyed reading this book, I had a hard time putting it down. It wasn't over the top exciting, but it introduced me to a world and a lifestyle I could only hope to be brave enough to experience. An unexpected, great read. Enjoy!