When Canadian Karen Patterson decided she needed an adventure, life took her to Beijing, China where she experienced such highs and lows she might as well have been on a rollercoaster. A woman with a knack for spotting a business idea a mile off, never too scared to take a risk, Karen was responsible for… Read More Jo Parfitt Reviews Taking on China by Karen Patterson
“I highly, highly recommend this book to not only parents, but to all educators, social service professionals, medically related personnel, and anyone else who loves and works with this population. You will be glad you took the time to read it, I promise you!” Ruth E Van Reken, Hon DLitt Co-author, Third Culture Kids, 3rd… Read More Raising Global Teens, What the Experts Say
“Those looking for an introduction to the genre will find the book a solid guide. A valuable primer for helping teens cope with adolescence.” KIRKUS REVIEWS, No 24, December 2020 FIND OUT MORE…
“The artist Wu Yuren found out that China has little tolerance for dissent – and no justice in its courts. Many before and after have made similar, painful discoveries. Not all of these cases make it into the public realm; many acts of defiance are known only to those who suffer, and their families. That’s… Read More Praise for Taking on China by Karen Patterson
I recently had the good fortune to discover a new memoir by an ex-expat turned author, Margaret Davis Ghielmetti. From Chicago, her marriage to Patrick from Switzerland led her to live on several continents as a ‘trailing spouse’. So far not so unusual, right? (Not for followers of Expatbookshop.com anyway.) Only, Patrick works for the… Read More Jo Parfitt Reviews Brave(ish) a Memoir of a Recovering Perfectionist by Margaret Davis Ghielmetti
“I highly recommend this book to anyone who has moved to or temporarily lived in a different country, who has a loved one or friend who has done so, or who themselves dreams of doing so. The stories illuminate the joys and challenges of that journey and provide much food for thought.” Terri Myers, Amazon… Read More Rave Reviews for The Winding Road to Portugal
Ask twenty men how they came to live in Portugal and you’ll get some surprising answers. In this clever and well-crafted book, Louise Ross sits back and lets the men do the talking in their own words, and the result is fascinating, moving and funny. Take the Aussie brothers who converted a Lisbon kebab shop… Read More Jack Scott Reviews The Winding Road to Portugal
Tanya Crossman, author of the best-selling book, Misunderstood, reviews Arrivals, Departures and the Adventures in-between by Christopher O’Shaughnessy.
Expat Partner – Staying Active & Finding Work by Carine Bormans and Marie Geukens As the person behind the Career in Your Suitcase concept and co-author of the fourth edition of the book of the same name I am a sucker for books on dual careers. This is such an important topic and yet there… Read More Jo Parfitt reviews Expat Partner
Tanya Crossman, author of the best-selling book, Misunderstood, reviews Monday Morning Emails by Jo Parfitt and Terry Anne Wilson.
“Pick up this book and you will be pleasantly surprised that even though the book is mainly about Gran Canaria, the experience is applicable anywhere in the world. “Going Local in Gran Canaria: How To Turn A Holiday Destination Into A Home” by Matthew Hirtes allows you to have a fresh perspective about holidays, career… Read More Going Local in Gran Canaria – Informative and Entertaining