Book Review: Ramblings in Ireland

Ramblings in Ireland is about a trip that Kerry Dwyer and her husband Bertrand took to Ireland.  Kerry is a Brit and her husband is French.  Kerry actually contacted me herself asking me to review the book. At first I was hesitant because my “to read” list was getting quite long.  But then I saw that she doesn’t have the ability to read a map.  Me either! So, she caught my attention.  I liked how she also talked about turning the map to try and read it better.  I try the same thing! If it is facing the way I am facing then I know which way I should be going.  North? South? These are meaningless to me. (For the longest time I would say “We are going up to the city” umm, New York City is south from Connecticut. I had no clue.)

Fortunately for Kerry, her husband doesn’t really seem to have a problem with her inability to read a map or know direction.  But he continues to allow her to plan their outings when they are on vacation!  He must like the adventure that getting lost brings, anyone else would probably suggest that they plan the outings after getting lost one or two times.

It was fun to read about their trip and their adventures.  There were also some other ramblings about Kerry’s life, her family, how she decided what to pack.. Though I probably could have done without the discussion of her choice on underwear and peeing in the wilderness. Haha. (Though there were a couple of funny anecdotes included as well that I would have missed out on entirely if she chose to not include this.)

It was also good to know that I am not alone with my horrible sense of direction and I can only hope that I will one day find a husband like Bertrand who will accept this and laugh it off rather than get upset or annoyed with me when I get us lost!

I received a free e-copy of this book from the author in order to write this review. I was not otherwise compensated.

You can find out more about Kerry at her website: http://www.kerrydwyer.net

About the Book

This is not a book about rambling in Ireland. 

It tells the tale of one particular walking trip and the memories and musings it inspired.

Exploring the West of Ireland is a time for meditation, spiritual reflection and strengthening the bonds of life. More practically the ability to read a map might have proved helpful. The tourist office in Ireland has all their paths clearly marked. You can’t go wrong if you follow that little yellow man. Or can you?

As British ex-patriate Kerry Dwyer leads Bertrand, her trusting French husband, astray once more, they reminisce and reflect upon accents and accidents, family and friends, love and what it means to be alive. Bertrand doesn’t mind getting lost – he loves Kerry all the more for going off the beaten track.

This is a book about ramblings in Ireland. Walk with Kerry and Bertrand and follow where your thoughts lead you

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