Walking into Alchemy:
The Transformative Power of Nature by Author Amelia Marriette
Walking into Alchemy: The Transformative Power of Nature
by Amelia Marriette
Goodreads 5.0 star Review by Jackie Baker, 15th December 2019
“This is a truly beautiful, honest and inspiring book. The book format makes it an easy read along with the stunning photographs. You are taken on a journey full of wonder, nature and enlightenment.
This is life-changing, life-affirming and life healing.
If you are stuck emotionally, need a mental uplift or simply love nature and creativity this is the book for you.
I have learned so much while reading this book about culture and art, history, gender politics, nature and its flora and fauna, about me and about Austria. A beautiful book!”
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 10 December 2019.
Amazon 5.0 out of 5 stars - Walking into a new future.
"A well-written book full of wonderful tales of nature, fulfilment, change and spiritual awakening. A charming book, each chapter a tale in itself as the author narrates her chance meeting with a new life, her love of nature and an awakening that life is rich and full, and away from bad situations. It's difficult to put down as you become immersed in a delightful new world, away from it all. I recommend."
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 27 December 2019. Amazon 5.0 out of 5 stars - Read, reflect and enjoy!
"What a wonderful book, beautifully and evocatively written. The Austrian landscape with its iconic seasonal variations is described in loving detail across a calendar year. We follow the author’s inner journey as she traverses the same physical walk each week, noting the changes as the season's progress, marvelling at the small things - birdcalls, the shapes of clouds, the colours of the distant mountains, the found objects that seem ordinary but take on a special significance. I am forcing myself to read this slowly, stopping after each chapter to reflect so that I can prolong the joy of reading it for the first time. I know it’s a book I will come back to again and again."
Goodreads 5 star Review by Sharon Probert, 28th December 2019.
Having picked up this book, I must say I found it hard to put down. It’s a truly inspirational read. For anyone struggling with life, it shows us that there is hope and that better things are around the corner if we are willing to take chances. The book is a journey of rediscovery and self-discovery and an enjoyable read, with wonderful photography throughout.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on 30th December 2019. Amazon 5.0 out of 5 stars - Could not put down a must-read for anyone interested in relocating or new beginnings.
A really addictive read - I loved reading about Amelia's story of finding herself and discovering herself. Very inspiring and would definitely recommend if you are thinking about a move/change of direction.
Reviewed in the United Kingdom by Clare Shepherd on 9 February 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars: "A truly uplifting and engrossing read.”
A young woman is depressed as a result of redundancy. This inspirational book tells the story of how she found love, moves country and finds peace by walking in the countryside every week for a year. She finds love, healing and happiness. By the way, we learn of many aspects of life: her love of music, literature, the theatre, and much else. This is the most uplifting book I have read in the last year, and can't wait to see what she writes next. It even has pictures."