Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Day 16 of Books for Women by Women...with Elisabeth Eaves

 HI Elisabeth...nice to have you with us today...Katherine from SEW Me Something Good...she was our cheerleader in residence for our U R Priceless Coin purse hop... .... She will be doing your review today...


Let the author, Elisabeth Eaves take you across five continents, to backpack in Yemen, hike in the jungle and sail across an ocean.  Follow her from the Middle East to the South Pacific onto Europe over the span of several years.  Discover, from the very start of her story, that love and travel are inexorably intertwined and she has an insatiable appetite for both.
  "  The paradox of love is that to have it is to want to preserve it, because it's perfect in the moment, but preservation is impossible, because the perfection is only ever an instant passed through.  Love, like travel, is a series of moments that we immediately leave behind."

Learn firsthand what it's like to be an independent woman travelling the globe.  There is freedom and there is fear that comes with travel, but romance, unexpected dangers and delights all await, with no time to waste.  The combination of which make travel exciting and alluring to Elisabeth, fuelling her desire to discover new places and people.

Why does she travel? Elisabeth sets out for reasons as different as the destinations themselves.  Sometimes for work, other times for love and then times for an escape.  She has explorer's heart, along with an open mind and a full measure of curiosity which propels her to throw herself fully and completely into every experience with an enviable fearlessness.
"  Theoretically you can take on any old adventure at home, bungee jumping or spelunking or whatever. But you don't.  The mind is primed by going away.  Desire and appetite build and you feel like you can't miss a thing, because who knows when you're going to have just this chance again? Everything has to be tasted. "

Wanderlust is one woman's story of travelling the world - of not missing any chances that may never happen again and using the experiences to map out her own heart, to ultimately discover what happiness really is.

This book will be gifted today! 

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  1. My days of personally being adventurous are past, but this sounds like such an interesting book. My reading list increases again! swalker287 (at) gmail (dot) com.

  2. sounds like a wonderful book that we can enjoy and share in her experiences.
    To have been so courageous to do it all and to share it in writing.
    Thanks you yet again for sharing this book with us all.
    Merry Christmas
    in stitches

  3. The author had quite an adventure(s). I would have been too timid. Good for her!

  4. It sounds wonderful! Maybe I can pick a spot and have one more adventure. I want to read this book.

  5. Sound like a great read! To travel alone is scary, but Elisabeth says it all, you sometimes need to get away to try something new. Thanks Katherine for the great review. jbechosend at sbcglobal dot net

  6. I never had the courage to travel abroad alone. Looking forward to reading about Elisabeth's adventures.

  7. Love the title of the book! It is wonderful to travel and see different countries and meet people. Bet she had some great adventures. I know after traveling outside the US, it is always wonderful to return home to all we are Blessed to have here.

    Thank you and all the Sponsors for the awesome giveaways and the chances to win.


  8. Thanks so much for sharing this book with us. For those of us that only dream of being that adventuress we get to see it through her eyes,,,take care

  9. Yay for Laura and Mayra! Wanderlust sounds like an interesting adventure! Katherine did a great job reviewing! :)

  10. I can't say I'm very adventurous at all; but this book sounds like a good read.

  11. I'm not adventurous enough to travel alone, but the book sounds intriguing.

  12. I believe this to be so true..."Theoretically you can take on any old adventure at home, bungee jumping or spelunking or whatever. But you don't. The mind is primed by going away." We look to try new adventures while on vacation rather than when they are in our own reach every day. Sounds like an interesting read.

  13. Great review Katherine. Sounds like quite the adventure in self discovery.

  14. This looks like another great book. I'm really enjoying these reviews. Thank you to all the cheerleaders who are helping to make this a great month of books.

  15. Oh, I love Elisabeth, that she shares with her readers the chances she's been given to those of us who have not. I love her points about love and about taking every chance given because it may never come again.

  16. Sounds great. I love hearing about the various authors.

  17. I love to travel vicariously through reading. Such a great change of pace for the mind.

  18. I have always wanted to travel more -- maybe this will be the inspiration I need. Never too late, right?

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