I came across this book on Instagram and being a huge fan of books featuring our feline friends decided to read it. I have been fascinated by Japanese culture since discovering Reiki many years ago, so was intrigued to read about an English woman going to work and live there.
From the first chapter I was captivated and didn’t want to put the book down. I love the author’s honesty about her anxiety and self doubts in her life, often made harder by living and working in a country so different to other places the author had lived previously.
I admired her bravery for getting stuck in and forming many new and lovely friendships along the way. The author’s feelings about her relationships with family members especially her Father’s resonated with my own life experiences and it was heartfelt. I had no favourite part of the book as I was interested in all of it and it flowed so well.
But let’s not forget the cats! I loved how the author bonded with Gershwin and how he was family and was definitely going with her in the next adventure in Australia.
The trip to Cat Island was very enjoyable to hear about and is now on my bucket list. The cat rescue stories were lovely too.
I recommend this book to people interested in cats or Japan and hope that there is a sequel soon!
Take care and be safe everyone xxx
Love and Purrs Rachel & Mr Ringo