Heart-Warming read: Country Life.

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Reviewed by Dave Mayall

“Country Life” By Jean Hill.

A remarkable, pleasant and heart-warming read!

This positively caring woman, that is Jean Hill and her husband (Tim) take you on a leisurely paced journey.

Leaving their jobs and their Black Country home, to move into a caravan within the Worcestershire countryside. Jean describes her ups and downs, with pleasant trips to Gloucester and its neighbouring counties.

This book exudes the love, caring and shows the pride Jean she has for her family and friends, the cat and the parrot.  Her zest for life and positive attitude flows well through-out the pages of this book, dealing with the adversary of life and death and sharing her hopes and fears.

If you’re seeking a “high intense thriller” then this book is not for you!

However, if you’re looking to unwind with a cup of tea and enjoy the highs and lows of Jean Hills endeavours, with a few hidden surprises thrown in along the way, then I can recommend this book!

I found myself filling with memories of a happy care-free childhood as I turned each page.

Enjoyable read with some great local knowledge. ***** 5/5

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Customer Reviews

From Amazon “Happy reader”

Top Customer Reviews

Hi Jean,

I received a free copy of this book from the author and this is an honest review.

This book is written with simple honesty and a good heart. If you are looking for a great work of literature, then this book is not for you. If you want to read about the reality of working class contemporary life as it is truly lived, written in the voice of a woman, wife, daughter, mother, grandmother then you will find it here in its raw form. Jean Hills Black Country roots show through in her writing, you can almost hear her accent as you read each chapter, and her sentence structure mirrors her speech pattern. It reads like a detailed diary of Jean’s daily life, the struggles to get by, the good days, the bad days and all the days in between. There is laughter and sadness, life and death, good neighbours and bad neighbours, hopes and fears.
If this book fits into a genre, it would be ‘memoir’. Jean’s writing style is intimate and almost naive, by its nature the diary is repetitive. Details, down to what they ate for lunch, what they bought in the shop are, for me, irrelevant and distracting – but despite my personal reservations, the book has something intangible that endeared me to Jean, her family, the cat – and the parrot.

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Sit down with Author Jean Hill, and her husband Tim, their cat, parrot, children and grandchildren and let her make you a cuppa. You will enjoy this leisurely conversation with the positive and loving author. She describes her life after she and her husband moved to the English countryside. From caravan trips, to health issues, life changes, to the simple joys of everyday life, this book is a positive and lovely read. You will enjoy the details of this family’s daily routine- tea time, walks, shopping, a day on the job. If you are not from the UK, you will be fascinated by the loving details. There are a few surprises in the book, too. This is a feel good read as you share the author’s love of her life and adventures.

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What a touching story of Jeans ups and downs and trials and tribulations. A strong woman determined to stay positive and cope with whatever comes her way.

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A moving account of a couple’s move to the country.There are details of everyday life and some surprises.

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HASH(0x98001e70) out of 5 stars Daily Adventures! 24 Mar. 2016
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Sit down with Author Jean Hill, and her husband Tim, their cat, parrot, children and grandchildren and let her make you a cuppa. You will enjoy this leisurely conversation with the positive and loving author. She describes her life after she and her husband moved the English countryside. From caravan trips, to health issues, life changes, to the simple joys of everyday life, this book is a positive and lovely read. You will enjoy the details of this family’s daily routine- tea time, walks, shopping, a day on the job. If you are not from the UK, you will be fascinated by the loving details. There are a few surprises in the book, too. This is a feel good read as you share the author’s love of her life and adventures.
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