Jack Scott, author of Perking the Pansies: Jack and Liam Move to Turkey (2011) has this to say about An Inconvenient Posting: An Expat Wife’s Memoir of Lost Identity (2012) by fellow Summertime Publishing author Laura J Stephens.
Laura J Stephens’s memoir is “dark and broody but revelational and comic”, says Jack Scott
When husband, David, received the job offer of a lifetime to head up his company’s office in Houston, Texas, it could not have come at a worse time for Laura. Their young children were settled and thriving in the home that she cherished, she was close to launching her own career as a counsellor and her parents had moved nearby to enable them to spend quality time with their grandchildren while they still could. To say Laura was conflicted would be a sweeping understatement. But, her love and loyalty for her high-flying husband meant that she was determined to do the right thing even when her heart was screaming “no”. Besides, exchanging the grey and dripping skies of England for the endless horizons of Texas had its attractions. How bad could it be? An Inconvenient Posting is an agonisingly candid and raw account of loss and transition. Dark and broody but revelational and comic at the same time, this book will resonate with anyone who has found themselves in the wrong place at the wrong time. Did Laura live the American dream? You best read the book to find out.