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#Review – The Backpacking Housewife by Janice Horton @JaniceHorton @HarperImpulse #TheBackpackingHousewife #NetGalley




Today on my blog I have a review for the completely fantastic The Backpacking Housewife by Janice Horton.



The Blurb! 40110332

One mum is leaving it all behind for the adventure of a lifetime…

Lorraine Anderson was meant to be making a Sunday roast, not swanning off to Thailand, backpack in hand! But when she finds her husband and her best friend in bed together there’s only one thing to do – grab her passport and never look back!

Now, with each mile travelled Lori sheds the woman she once was and finds the woman she was always meant to be. A woman of passion and spirit who deserves to explore the great unknown…and to indulge in the temptation she encounters along the way!



3364605About the Author

Janice Horton writes contemporary romantic fiction with a dash of humour and a sense of adventure. As empty-nesters, Janice and her husband set off to explore the Caribbean. They returned to the UK only to sell their material possessions in favour of travelling around the world. To date they have explored over 50 countries and are still travelling.

Janice’s new and exciting 2018 summer release is from HarperImpulse ‘ The Backpacking Housewife’.

Look out for her bestselling romantic adventure novels – ‘Bagpipes and Bullshot’ and ‘Reaching for the Stars’ and ‘Castaway in the Caribbean’ – a #1 Kindle Bestseller shortlisted for the prestigious Love Story Awards.

Janice also writes under the author name of Janey Travis. Look out for her fun romantic comedy ‘I Need a Doctor’. “Just the right sprinkling of romance and humour” says Brook Cottage Books.



Social Media Links
Janice blogs about travel and books from her website

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My Thoughts!

From reading the blurb I knew I had to read this book. I love travelling (although don’t get to do it) but it sounded a lot of fun and heart warming. Sun, sand, sea and saving baby turtles! What more could you honestly want from a long holiday?

I was truly invested in Lori and the strength she has, she is a remarkable woman and very sensitive and inspiring! I truly do admire her for just upping and leaving. I loved the friends she made on the way apart from Jack (what an ass!). But when she met Ethan… wow, you felt the sparks coming out the book (or in my case kindle).

I thought it was quite funny that her sons met Lori in Kuala Lumpur and tried to persuade her to come home. But she managed to convince them that under no circumstances was she ready to go back and wasn’t going anywhere but onto Borneo.

There was a slight twist towards the end, but in a way, nothing really unexpected. The book just flows and I love the way the chapters are named after the places Lori visits. I’ve given this book a very sunny, shiny and well deserved 5/5 rating. I’d most certainly recommend this as a poolside or beachside read. Or even just to be transported away from the wintery blues.



3 thoughts on “#Review – The Backpacking Housewife by Janice Horton @JaniceHorton @HarperImpulse #TheBackpackingHousewife #NetGalley”

  1. Hi Kim – I saw your tweet about this review for my book The Backpacking Housewife and I’m so so thrilled and happy that you’ve read and enjoyed the book and can recommend Lori’s story. Thank you for the lovely review. You have made my day! Janice xx

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