The Diary of a Single Parent Abroad by Jill Pennington
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Wow what a fantastic Memoir. I absolutely loved it having read this in one afternoon I simply couldn't put it down what a fascinating page turner it is.
Jill takes us through an upheaval Journey with lots of struggles along the way and no matter what happens Jill's children always come first. So Jill moves to Italy from the UK with her family to start a new life. which sounds like a dream come true. But not for Jill it isn't she soon discovers her husband is having an affair. (What a cock he is-might I had!) Jill has no income a house that needs rebuilding and three children to care for. But she doesn't let anything get in her way and carries on. Being a single parent myself I can totally relate to Jill. However hard things may get you have to just get on with it! and do the best you can for your children. And that is exactly what Jill does, like digging out a three metre deep well with her hands to get free water and collecting nettles from the roadside to make risotto so there is tea on the table for her children. Jill is one very brave lady and is at all shy about getting her hands dirty. Massive high five to you Jill!
I do love Jill's writing she is so honest and straight talking my heart really went out to her with all the bad luck she had but Jill always made light of the situation which is shown throughout the book. Jill also has a brilliant sense of humour, yes there are plenty of laugh out loud scenes. My youngest son actually asked me what I was laughing at,at one point.
This is a story about turning a Negative into a positive and Jill certainly without a doubt does that. I really hope there will be another installment of The Diary of a Single Parent Abroad.
I highly recommend this book giving it a easy 5 stars. And thank you Jill for a copy of this fabulous book in exchange for an honest review.
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