Beth has once again managed to time travel us to when she and her lovely husband Jack were remodeling their second home in France. What makes her memoirs stand out from similar stories is the way she colorfully writes about each person or animal. I laughed, I cried, and I wanted to ring the “carpenter’s” neck. My husband was a master carpenter for over 30 years before retiring. Reading the many mistakes of Bob’s work made me cringe. I fell in love with Nathan, their endearing groundskeeper. I am ready to pack my bags, once they get rid of the snakes, and live real time the beautiful oasis Beth and Jack have created. Thank you Beth for sharing your wonderful and entertaining life with us.