Delightful is not a word I use regularly, but I would certainly use it to describe this book! What a wonderful collection of adventures, mishaps and charming stories as the author her husband give life in rural Spain a try–their Five Year Plan. Stories of this kind can involve too much description, too much “telling” and not enough “showing” but Ms. Twead gets it absolutely right, sharing anecdotes that make you feel you’re simply having a conversation with her, laughing and enjoying her delightful (there's that word again!) tales of the village, her neighbors and friends. And of course the chickens. When I read this book, I felt I was right there in Spain with her. Highly recommended.