17 March 2012

Finding Yourself In Seville- Steve Carter

Its no secret that I love to sit and read for hours on end and I wanted to share with you the latest book I've finished; Finding Yourself in Seville by Steve Carter.
I picked this book up on Amazon mainly because Daniel and I are planning to live in Seville for a year in a couple of years time so I was drawn in by the title.
In short, I really enjoyed this book.

Steve Carter's brilliant, follow-up to the kindle smash 'Love, Sex and Tesco's Finest Cava' is another, hilarious romantic comedy. 
It's 1991 and faced with the realisation that his stunning girlfriend has been having an affair Andy McLeod takes the decision to radically change his life. An errant dart thrown at a map leads him to the beautiful Andalucian city of Seville where he enrols on a yearlong, intensive Spanish course.
Andy embraces his new life and crosses paths with a disparate group of characters. There’s hippy- chick Saffron; mad, philosophical Swede Johan; feisty Maggie and dark, Sevillian beauty, Marilo.
As the year races by, Andy becomes convinced that destiny has something amazing in store for him.
But destiny doesn’t always turn out in the way you think it will. Life and love can sometimes force you to make some very tough choices. 
Can Andy make the right choices?
Set against the cultural backdrop of Moorish Spain 'Finding Yourself in Seville' is a romantic comedy about finding love in unexpected places, and a novel with a great twist. -As described on Amazon.co.uk

Although the blurb makes this novel sound a lot like most chick flick books, I would recommend it not just for the element of romance or the easy to digest style of writing, but also because of the clear depth of research and knowledge that the author has put into writing it. The way in which Seville and the Sevillanos are described is perfect and honestly captures the essence of the wonderful city.
Anyone who is interested in Seville or a touch of Spanish culture should give this book a go.

Have you ever read this book? Or have you read others by the same author? I'm considering picking up his first novel at the moment to give that a go.
Annie x


  1. Hello Annie--Many thanks for the nice comments--would you mind if I reproduced some of this for my blurb?



  2. Hi Steve,
    no, of course I don't mind. Be sure to send me a link, I'd love to see :) And thank you for writing such a great book, I really enjoyed it. Annie x