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  • Location: Andalucia

Retreat to the Spanish Sun

Retreat to the Spanish Sun

Why a Booktrail?

2000s: You get to  go house sitting in Spain!

  • Genre: Fiction, Romance

What you need to know before your trail

Eliza has a full house! When her three children grew up and moved out, she downsized to a smaller property… but now they’re all back. Every room in the house is taken and Eliza finds herself sharing her bed with her eldest daughter and her daughter’s pug. Combined with the online course she’s trying to finish, plus her job to fit in, there just isn’t the peace and quiet that Eliza needs.

So when an ad pops up on her laptop saying ‘house-sitters wanted’, Eliza can’t resist the chance to escape. She ends up moving to a rural finca in southern Spain, looking after the owner’s Iberico pigs, learning about secret gastronomic societies… and finding a new zest for life and love along the way.

Travel Guide

Iberico farms in Southen Spain

The novel is set in southern Spain where the famous Iberico ham is produced. There are several pig farms in and around the region and of course, many tapas bars where you can and should taste this amazing meat!

“The ham is very different from the Serrano ham from white pigs. The black pigs are smaller, so dont’ give as much meat. But the meat is sweeter, nuttier, and the fat melts in your mouth. It is very precious.”

The descriptions of the food, drink and scenery are Jo Thomas’ specialities. You will feel the sun on your face and be excited that you are finding out so much about Spanish food and culture. Unusual to be on a pig farm, but it’s so interesting! What a place to go and experience.

BookTrail Boarding Pass: Retreat to the Spanish Sun

Destination/Location: Andalusia  Author: Jo Thomas  Departure:2000s

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