A Kiss behind the Castanets readers reviews

I am delighted to share with you a few reviews for my first book:

A Kiss behind the Castanets, moving to Spain.

Reviews of A Kiss Behind the Castanets by Jean Roberts.

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First off a professional review from the blog writer and radio reviewer Hannah Read, taken from her website: Pages, Places, & Plates

A Kiss Behind The Castanets – Jean Roberts | Insightful & Humorous Travel Memoir Exploring Expat Life

Jean Roberts is an author very local to me so I was really excited to review this A Kiss Behind The Castanets – you can also hear our special episode of Writer’s Block where I discuss her first travel memoir alongside her here.

Title: A kiss behind the castanets

Author: Jean Roberts
Genre: Travel Memoir
Published: February 2019



Louise Davis

Reviewed in Spain on January 25, 2020

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10 April 2019

Such a heart warming story of your life Jean, and very informative, I enjoyed the nature in which this book was written, from the little hints of history to the comedy factor and hard times , a lovely little read, and I am so going to try those recepies ,

Thank you Jean for giving me some ‘me time’ to actually sit in peace and read your lovely book. I will look forward to the next one xxx
Julie Haigh

Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 11 March 2019

I love travel and moving abroad memoirs and was so pleased to read this first in a new series of Moving to Spain Memoirs by Jean Roberts. What an amazing cover too-it makes it an irresistible book!

I really liked her ‘voice’ coming through the writing. A nice quick first chapter got the book moving easily. More of the same followed, again, very pleasant, short and to the point chapters. It was a lovely, easy read with great info about the local foods. It was also informative-eg. the bit telling about harvesting olives. Historical details too.

I liked the funny mistakes with the lingo, very entertaining. I can’t wait to read more from this author and am so pleased to see that there will be a sequel!

The book started out as some diary entries. What a lovely book has emerged from those.

An excellent read which I thoroughly enjoyed.

Rob J.

11 April 2019

I read this book on the strength of a recommendation from a friend of mine. It is funny to the point of laugh out loud which caused a few raised eyebrows around a very quiet and sedated hotel pool. This couple’s experiences in getting to grips with Inland Spain is amusing as they seem to leap from one adventure to another, although, not always taking it in their stride. It is a particularly heart warming book and generally shows how two different cultures can get along and thrive. It was difficult to put down, which cost me dearly as I got burned in the Florida sun!
Diana D

Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 5 February 2020

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Where to purchase A Kiss Behind the Castanets:


UK: www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07PJDBRW2

US: www.amazon.com/dp/B07PJDBRW2

Universal: smarturl.it/JRoberts1

AU: www.amazon.com/dp/B07PJDBRW2

ES: www.amazon.es/dp/B07PJDBRW2


UK: www.amazon.co.uk/dp/1790147034

US: www.amazon.com/dp/1790147034

ES: www.amazon.es/dp/1790147034

A Kiss Behind the Castanets, one of two easy to read books about living in Spain by Jean Roberts.