I’ve had the most lovely week – complete strangers, who I already now think of as friends, have sent me such touching messages about my book and it’s been a little overwhelming.
It would be true to say that, when I first wrote the book (Friendship, Love and Apple Tea) I didn’t envisage anyone buying it other than my husband, parents and a few faithful friends. When the sales started to come in I became a little excited and started to believe in myself. And now? Well, it’s beyond anything I could have ever imagined.
What has surprised me the most is the amount of lovely people that have found out about my book through the Facebook pages dedicated to all things Turkey… and it’s made me miss the lovely country very much.
We’ve visited Turkey many times over the years. We’ve seen Marmaris grow (a lot), we’ve visited with friends and we’ve made lots of friends too. We’ve celebrated very special occasions there, including our honeymoon and birthdays and anniversaries. We took our daughter there when she was 7 months old in my tummy, and returned with her a few months later when she was 11 weeks old.
Tonight I posted a photo on a Turkey related Facebook page and was blown away by how many people responded to tell me they’ve read my book! I never expected it. So, thank you to everyone, it means a lot.
Here’s the photo I posted along with another which, for me, sums up the wonderful sense of humour and personality of so many Turkish people.