Wednesday, May 9, 2012

And then this one comes along ....Pia Jane Bijkerk

In my last post, I commented on the plethora of books about antipodean renovating adventures in France. I think, despite my never-ceasing love of all things french, my interest in books chronicling other people's experiences was starting to wane. 

And then this amazing book arrived at the library for me - My Heart Wanders by Pia Jane Bijkerk.




It's soooo beautiful. I read it over a couple of nights, (despite its size and weight I couldn't put it down), and now I can't stop thinking about it. 




Pia, a successful interior stylist and blogger, takes a brave step into the unknown when she gives up her life in Australia to follow her heart to Paris, and then on to a houseboat in Amsterdam. 
It is such a tender, heartfelt memoir. It has the feel of a personal journal, enhanced by a wonderfully crafted dynamic: the reader joins her on her journey, and watches as her new love, new life, and career beautifully unfold. 

Not only is it an inspiring story, but a reminder (like her blog tag line "enhance the everyday") of just how much beauty enriches our every day lives.

It's a keeper. 

x Library Girl.

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1 comment:

  1. Oooh, I've been meaning to get my hands on that, her work is breathtaking! :)

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