Strawberries in the Desert

Story telling from Australia

2013 – Dream Wheeler

Dream Wheeler, the remarkable true story of Jane Lambert's adventures in France.

 

A remarkable true story that proves you’re never too old to follow your dreams and it’s never too late to look for love. (Published May 2013.)

Summary

When Jane Lambert retired she swapped her London flat for a remote cottage in north western France. Battling freezing cold winters, plagues of mice and blocked drains, Jane used her meagre budget to renovate a near derelict house and create a gardener’s paradise from an empty plot of land. Being in a wheelchair was the least of her worries.

Then, at the age of sixty-seven, she embarked on a series of disastrous blind dates. Eventually she met Rene, a cantankerous, opinionated ex-Parisian who turned out to be the love of her life.

That’s when her problems really began.

Read the reviews

I loved this book from the moment I started reading it. Jane is an amazing lady, who made me laugh and cry but mostly admire for her sheer determination. Sandra

“I couldn’t put it down! What an inspirational read. I could hardly do any work today, I just had to sit in the sun and immerse myself in your book – totally loved it! What an amazing woman!” Jo F

Such a wonderful story, and beautifully told. Lisa M

“I spent two mornings “devouring” Dream Wheeler. Beautiful story, well written and an absorbing read.” Helen T

I loved this book, was hooked from the first page and couldn’t put it down, didn’t want it to end. Rachel W

If you’re looking for a book with a feel-good factor, then Dream Wheeler is the one for you. Moon

I was transported to her world and captivated by her story, so warmly written. I loved the happiness, the fun and the honesty of this real life story. Truly a MUST read. Andrea F

“Wonderful descriptive writing and I became totally engrossed in the characters. I loved it and missed it when I’d finished. Would recommend to anyone who loves reading.” Liz A

This book leaves you with a warm glow and makes you feel like you’ve just met a new friend. BF Smith

 

Buy the book (also available in large print and as an e-book)

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NB Signed copies can also be sent direct from the author at $20 + postage. Contact deb.hunt@me.com for more details.

 

 

16 comments on “2013 – Dream Wheeler

  1. Ellie Kuykendall
    June 20, 2013

    I’d like to send you a comment by email, so if you will, please send me your email address. Mine is elliemk at gmail dot com. Thanks.

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    • debhuntinbrokenhill
      June 23, 2013

      Helen I’m so sorry to read your news, may your friend find strength and healing in abundance.

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  3. Diane
    January 6, 2014

    Dear Deb

    My friend [am knew ‘Dreamwheeler’ very well. I think it is great you
    have written about her colourful life. Diane

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  4. laroseedespetiteschoses
    April 13, 2014

    It is beautifully written Deb, a great story! I admire Jean’s amazing courage to have lived life and loved with her whole heart and measured not with her head. Looking forward to reading your next book.

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  5. debhuntinbrokenhill
    April 13, 2014

    I’m so glad you enjoyed reading about Jane and thank you for your very kind comment, she was indeed a courageous woman. Best wishes to you

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    • laroseedespetiteschoses
      April 13, 2014

      Sorry about the typo on her name, actually Jane looked so much like a lovely woman I used to call auntie Jean with similar colourful personality, though no one could be as brave as your Jane. 🙂

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  6. Carricklass
    June 6, 2014

    Loved this book. Exquisitely written with sensitivity and humour. I loved that you put little pieces of you into it and admired your adventurous spirit. So glad you wrote this book, Jane’s character, fortitude, optimism and gift for collecting interesting people had to be recorded. Jane lifted off the pages and into my heart.

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  7. debhuntinbrokenhill
    June 8, 2014

    Thank you so much for taking the trouble to let me know what you thought of Dream Wheeler, I felt privileged to have met Jane and very glad she gave me the opportunity to write about her life, she was an inspiring woman (and if you feel like adding your review to goodreads.com I would be very grateful, thank you Carricklass!)

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  8. Dale
    April 19, 2015

    Oh, I am so ordering this! I loved your reading of the opening! When I’m done reading it (once I receive it, obviously) I, too will give my two cents’ worth on Good Reads!

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  9. Brita Bevis
    March 18, 2016

    I’m sitting here in Spain, reading your wonderful tale, while wintering away from the UK… and wishing I was as brave as Jane, as I would love to move here to live. And I would have loved to have met Jane, too, she sounds amazing. And you tell her story so well. A great
    read. Many thanks!

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    • debhuntwasinbrokenhill
      March 19, 2016

      Hello Brita, so glad you enjoyed reading about Jane and thank you for writing to let me know. Spain sounds like a good place to spend an English winter, many years ago I spent six months in Sevilla and nine months in Madrid. A great country. Best wishes Deb

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  10. sara
    April 18, 2016

    Thank you for writing this story. I’ll be reading your other books.

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I'm a writer based in Australia with a passion for gardening, remote places and people with a story to tell.

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