"Losing baggage is not always a loss."
All she wanted when she graduated from college was a ticket to Europe to improve speaking French. With little money and a large suitcase, her trek to France led to life lessons, never to be forgotten. She lost her luggage, her job and her money dwindled. She found an entire community in Central France ready to reach out with love to all who arrive. The reader discovers hope and truth in our crazy world while traveling through the unexpected impact of change. Her travel adventures and misadventures share scenery, people and insight in this delightful memoir.
Ruth Glover writes stories about uncommon people and places. With an entrepreneurial spirit she established her firm in the Dallas area over twenty years ago. While she worked as a corporate recruiter and outplacement consultant, she wrote career related articles and her first book, MORE than a Paycheck. She is a family-oriented, dog lover who helps people keep moving forward.
Posted by Unknown on 28th Aug 2016
This is a good book, an easy read that has bookend stories of a trip to France. The author's first trip was taken just after she graduated from college with a major in French. She had planned a summer trip to France to practice her French before she began a teaching job. Things did not go as planned, including losing her luggage. However, her unplanned adventures brought her to a greater understanding and love for the people of Chambon, who had saved many Jewish children's lives during the French resistance in WWII.
Years later, she eventually returns with her husband to visit France and the little town of Chambon that had changed her life.
In between these two visits, the reader gets to know the author better as she shares her life struggles with such vulnerability. She brings the reader into HER story with beautiful visual imagery.
A worthwhile read!