Snowball Oranges

Pub Date:   |   Archive Date: 31 Dec 2017

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I love reading these tales of people who move to foreign countries! Driving Over Lemons, A Year in Provence, Under the Tuscan Sun, all come to mind among others. Great tales all! So enjoyable. This book is just as entertaining as a Scots family decides to move to Mallorca to get away from Scottish winters. it follows them to sunny Mallorca! Doesn't matter, all ends well!  I do enjoy hearing how they get on with the locals, how they deal with getting what they need, dealing with their new homes and lives, etc.... It makes for a very pleasant, vicarious read. I envy them their bravery.
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Beautifully written book. Encourages the reader to want to visit Majorca and fall into the story.
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Cute, fun stories about expats in Mallorca.  This book lived up to my expectations of what it would be.  Reading it made me want to go there a little bit, but also appreciate that I am not there!
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Cute story but similar to all the others in this genre, without being memorable.
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OK maybe a 4.5, but this was such a fun, refreshing book. I really enjoyed it! The adventures (good and bad) of a Scottish farm family transplanting to a Mallorcan orange grove. Interacting with the natives provided plenty of laugh-out-loud moments due to language barriers, customs and lifestyle differences. But it was the beautiful island descriptions, the characters met along the way and the lessons learned in tranquil living that sold me. So happy I read this! ❤️
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I received a digital copy of this book in exchange for honest feedback.

I enjoyed this book, but then, I generally like entries in the 'ill-advised, farming adventures of hapless expats' genre.

Kerr's writing invites you to slow down to the pace of rural Mallorcan people and hop into the colorful lives of the (often aged) locals who are trying to hang on to a beautifully rich and sometimes riotous traditional lifestyle. "Tranquilo," he is often advised. The same mindset helped me connect with the descriptions of Mallorcan landscape and the cast of interesting neighbors. Even old Pep comes across, in the end, with a glow of endearment. 

I look forward to reading the other books in this set.
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A fun filled adventure of a Scottish couple who decide to buy a small farm on the island of Mallorca. Peter and Ellie have one mishap after another, and meet a colorful array of neighbors who are for the most part helpful. Trying to deal with all the broken down parts that the sellers left them, and deal with their pets makes me glad it is not me. I would give this book 4.5 stars, because although I did enjoy it, and had fun reading it, at times some of the stories felt a little like they were exaggerated. Kept my interest anyway, and had fun with my own broken Spanish reading this book. Highly recommend this book and author, and look forward to reading the next in the series.
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