The Netherlands: Land of my Dreams
The Netherlands: Land of My Dreams
If you have read my book reviews with any consistency, you know that I am a fan of Ann Marie Ruby’s writing. The Netherlands: Land of My Dreams is my latest read.
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About The Netherlands: Land of My Dreams
The Netherlands: Land Of My Dreams is the eleventh book by globally recognized author and blogger, Ann Marie Ruby. Ann Marie Ruby has been named as one of the top leaders in the spiritual space resulting in collaborations with numerous public figures, films, and brands. Her books have been hailed by readers as “the best spiritual books ever.”
Ann Marie Ruby has now brought to paper, the land of her dreams. Her writing style is famously known for making readers and critics feel as though they have made a close friend. Come and walk with this friend through the land of tulips, windmills, canals, and Oranje, in “The Netherlands: Land Of My Dreams.”
In this book:
-Learn the history of the Netherlands covering from the time of William the Silent, Eighty Years’ War, Dutch Royal Family, and Dutch Prime Ministers.
-Discover how the Dutch conquered water, reclaimed their land, and are protecting themselves from flooding despite being a low-lying country.
-Read fun facts about the Netherlands, travel requirements, Dutch culture, Dutch transportation system, must eat Dutch cuisine, and statistics.
-Become a traveler and travel through all 12 provinces of the Netherlands as you turn through these pages. Find lists of the must see tourist attractions in each province.
Find out why Ann Marie Ruby loves the Netherlands, for throughout this book she has also included ten original poems on a country she calls the land of her dreams.
Thoughts on The Netherlands: Land of My Dreams
The first thing that caught my attention with this book is the cover. It isn’t the same cover as her previous books. This one popped and is an eye catcher. I know that a lot of care and love went into creating this cover alone and Ann Marie was very critical of it. That tells me right there that she cared about this book and it had to be perfect.
Because of past conversations with Ann Marie, I knew The Netherlands held a very special place in her heart and somewhere she would love to live permanently. Seeing this book being published was a very big deal and I was excited to read it. I wanted to learn more about her travels and journey through the place she fell in love with and through her eyes.
The Netherlands: Land of my Dreams is the ultimate tour guide for an incredible country. Ann Marie Ruby talks about the history, how to travel within The Netherlands, food, and so much more.
What interested me in reading this was that Ann Marie talked about not only how easy it is to travel within The Netherlands, but how safe it is. She and I are about the same age, and I can say with full confidence that I’m not one to travel very far on my own. It is actually part of the reason that I’m looking at moving in the near future. So this held a particular interest to me, that she felt so safe in a foreign country on her own.
Final Thoughts on The Netherlands: Land of My Dreams
After both reading this book and chatting with Ann Marie about her travels, The Netherlands seems like a pretty incredible place, welcoming everyone. To me, this feels like the kind of place I want to go visit. Where the people are just great all around. This is the kind of place and people that restore my faith in humanity.
The Netherlands: Land of My Dreams isn’t the typical Ann Marie Ruby book, yet it is still unmistakably her voice and her writing. I highly recommend it! Her views on this amazing country really inspired me to want to visit and see everything she loves about The Netherlands firsthand.
This is the second book I’ve read so far this year, keeping in line with my goal of one book a month. I must admit I’m loving my choices of books so far this year, and this one did not disappoint!
I hope you enjoy The Netherlands: Land of My Dreams as much as I have!
Have you read any of Ann Marie Ruby’s books? If so, I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments.
About the Author
Ann Marie Ruby is an international number-one bestselling author of eighteen books. Alongside being a full time author, she is also a blogger.
Ann Marie is an American who was born into a diplomatic family traveling the globe and grew up in Brisbane, Australia as her father was a student at The University of Queensland.
She lived in the Washington DC area, but later settled in Seattle, Washington where she currently resides. In her spare time, when not writing books, she loves to meditate, pray, listen to music, cook, and write blogs.
Her books have also placed on top 100 bestselling charts in various countries including the Netherlands, United States, United Kingdom, Canada, and Germany.
She revealed why many of her books revolve around the Netherlands, sharing that as a dream psychic, she had seen the historical past of the country in her dreams and was later able to place a name to the country.
This is described in detail in Spiritual Lighthouse: The Dream Diaries Of Ann Marie Ruby and The Netherlands: Land Of My Dreams where she also wrote about her plans to eventually move to the Netherlands. Her Kasteel Vrederic book series is also based in the Netherlands.
Ann Marie is acclaimed globally as one of the top voices in the spiritual space, however, she is recognized for her writing abilities published across many genres namely spirituality, lifestyle, inspirational quotations, poetry, fiction, romance, history, travel, social awareness, and more. Her writing style is hailed by critics and readers alike as making readers feel as though they have made a friend.
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I’ve only heard great things about the Netherlands and the people. It is such a beautiful place that I would love to visit one day. It is interesting to see an author like Ann Marie Ruby write a travel guide. It’s great that you got to chat with her and I assume get some behind the scenes information as well.
This book sounds great. I’ve traveled to the Netherlands once and I really enjoyed it. Such a beautiful country. I think the book would be a great read.
I find reading books so comforting, and inspiring. Especially from those with positive experiences. It can really motivate me and put me in the right direction, during the times I start finding my own life shifting. From the sounds of it, it’s the same for you with Ann Marie Ruby writings.
I agree with your analysis of the book cover. It definitely does pop. I love the vibrant colors and it makes me want to go there. I’ve always wanted to visit the Netherlands and love learning about other people’s experiences with the places I’d like to visit. Her love of the Netherlands is intriguing and makes me want to learn more. From your book review, I gather that reading her book is like taking a personal tour with Ann Marie to all of her best and most recommended places in the Netherlands.
I’ve spent a day in Amsterdam as result of a layover delay and it is truly an amazing city. Beautiful, the people are lovely, and yes — it feels very safe. That’s a really big consideration for most women and I bet more of us would travel on our own if that consideration could be addressed. Looks like a lovely book.
This sounds like it would be a wonderful read, thanks for sharing this and I agree the cover is eye catching.
I love stories about travelling, it’s always so great to hear what people’s view on different places are.
I’ve never been to the Netherlands, but the area has always fascinated me. I’ve heard great things about not only the area/sites but also about the people. It’s definitely on my ‘bucket list’ of places to visit, so I think I need to check this book out!
the Netherlands are so beautiful! I’ve been there once but I do want to travel there more, most likely cycling through out the country
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I’ve never read any of Ann Marie Ruby’s books or even considered visiting the Netherlands. Perhaps this is the book I need. I love how you state she describes it
That looks like a wonderful book to read. Never been to Netherlands but it sounds like a great place to visit someday with the family.
The Netherlands: Land of my Dreams seems like a stellar book from your post. I have always wanted to travel to the Netherlands. The countryside is made up of good people, food and stories.
The book sounds great. Coming from me who don’t like reading. I will love to know more.
This book would certainly be an interesting read. I have traveled twice to Netherlands and found it has a very special charm about it including the tulips.
I have never read a book by Ann Marie Ruby, but this definitely sounds worth a read! I’ve never actually been to the Netherlands, despite it being so close by. Except for having a Dutch schoolmate, I don’t know anything about the country, which is why this book could be a great fit for me.