- Paperback: 226 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (July 20, 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1469939851
- ISBN-13: 978-1469939858
- Source: I received this book in exchange for an honest review.
- Rating: 4/5
This is the amazing true story of the ten years that the authors spent in the country of South-West Africa, now known as Namibia. During the last three years of their stay, Jacquie Richards co-owned a restaurant and boarding house in the sea-side resort town of Swakopmund. This book follows the owners and boarders of J.J.'s through heartfelt trials and tribulations with memories of unique people and captivating experiences. A compelling page-turner that is well worth the read!
I love how they show the different characters that have come through their lives. Like their Type I Diabetes book, the story is honest, real, and you can relate to it. Have you ever stopped to read something and felt like the author got it, these authors do. They may not write fiction, but their stories are just as good as any book that is completely made up.
I loved every ounce of this book. I hope that these two keep writing. I can't wait to see what else they put out into the world of literature.
I highly recommend anything they write. It's great reading.
Lessil E. Richards was born in Colorado in 1967. He and his family moved to Namibia in 1972. He learned to speak Afrikaans fluently as he was enrolled in an Afrikaans school for ten years. During those ten years he and his family traveled extensively, visiting more than twenty different countries. He moved back to the United States in 1982 and graduated from a Central Idaho High School in 1985.
Lessil earned a Bachelor's Degree in Education from Boise State University in 1989. He was involved in real estate for six years, but his passion has always been teaching. He has been a Job Corps Education Math Teacher for the past sixteen years. Lessil, his wife, and his son live in Idaho.
Jacqueline E. Richards was born in Salmon Idaho in 1947. The younger of two children she grew up in Central Idaho and had a passion for horses, fishing, camping and the outdoors. She graduated from High School in 1965, and immediately enrolled at Utah State University as a Political Science Major. After attending a couple of years of college she got married, had Lessil, and moved to Namibia pioneering the Bahai Faith. After extensive travels and living in Namibia for ten years she returned to her roots in scenic Central Idaho. She completed a Bachelor's Degree in Secondary Education in 1989 from Boise State University. She has been a full time teacher for the past twenty-three years and shares her passion for reading and writing with her students.