Book Reviews of The Olive Farm : A Memoir of Life, Love, and Olive Oil in the South of France

The Olive Farm : A Memoir of Life, Love, and Olive Oil in the South of France
The Olive Farm A Memoir of Life Love and Olive Oil in the South of France
Author: Carol Drinkwater
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ISBN-13: 9780142001301
ISBN-10: 0142001309
Publication Date: 6/25/2002
Pages: 336
Rating:
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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4 stars, based on 29 ratings
Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics)
Book Type: Paperback
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reviewed The Olive Farm : A Memoir of Life, Love, and Olive Oil in the South of France on + 4 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
I loved it. I found it better than "Under The Tuscan Sun". This book is sweet, romantic and informative, as well. I would recommend it to anyone. In fact, I'm going to keep the book instead of re-posting it because I want to read it again.
reviewed The Olive Farm : A Memoir of Life, Love, and Olive Oil in the South of France on + 12 more book reviews
I recommend all of Carol Drinkwater's books about her ventures in olive farming, having read all of that series. She writes in an easy manner and I find her books charming and informative.
reviewed The Olive Farm : A Memoir of Life, Love, and Olive Oil in the South of France on + 28 more book reviews
I'm reading these books mainly because I'm a "fan" of Carol Drinkwater. I love her style of writing these books - you can almost taste the hard work, the blood, sweat and tears that went into making her (and her now-husbband's) dream come true.
A word of warning to those who expect a bit of "How to...": Both Ms. Drinkwater and her then-fiance were rather cash-strapped, so they couldn't just give up their "day jobs" at that time. So at times, they had to leave the farm and attend to their actual professions, and leave farm and work in the hands of others. Some have criticized that at amazon. IMO, this is how they had to handle their situation at that time. Still love the book. It's their story.
reviewed The Olive Farm : A Memoir of Life, Love, and Olive Oil in the South of France on + 55 more book reviews
I loved this book! The feelings of frustration, fear, and love come right through in the excellent writing. Maybe a few too many adjectives, but those can be forgiven.
reviewed The Olive Farm : A Memoir of Life, Love, and Olive Oil in the South of France on + 18 more book reviews
I enjoyed this book, it may not be the best travel memoir I have ever read...BUT Ms. Drinkwater does do a fine job of transporting to you to France and the life she takes on there. It is fascinating to read about the pit falls and large amount of work that goes into restoring a home and how sometimes the bureaucratic red tape can just be ridiculous.
I would recommend this to anyone who enjoys reading about starting your life over in a foreign country.
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I did not read this book, got it from my niece who loved it, thought it was great.