About the Book
At seventeen, Jennie Goutet has a dream that she will one day marry a French man and sets off to Avignon in search of him. Though her dream eludes her, she lives boldly-teaching in Asia, studying in Paris, working and traveling for an advertising firm in New York. When God calls her, she answers reluctantly, and must first come to grips with depression, crippling loss, and addiction before being restored. Serendipity takes her by the hand as she marries her French husband, works with him in a humanitarian effort in East Africa, before settling down in France and building a family. Told with honesty and strength, A Lady in France is a brave, heart- stopping story of love, grief, faith, depression, sunshine piercing the gray clouds-and hope that stays in your heart long after it's finished. (Goodreads)
This book is a book of a life, a memoir. It's difficult to review someone's life so I usually review these books based on how the book is written and presentation. That being said I really enjoyed reading about Jennie's life! At first I really had no idea where her life story was leading and then it took twists and turns. She didn't focus too much on one part of her life but everything that happened as a whole. I thought it was organized nicely so it made things easy to read and follow. The book is much larger than I was expecting but that's ok because there is a lot packed into her life! If I wrote my own story it wouldn't be nearly as long. Her travels are interesting but really the best part about this book is her journey to Christ and all of the things in between that effected that part of her life.
For a memoir this book is great, it takes you all over the world and gives you a new perspective.
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