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The house at Royal Oak: Starting Over and Rebuilding a Life One Room at a Time

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An unforgettable story about a couple who follow their dream of converting a run-down country house into a working bed and breakfast, and what they learn along the way from an old home, a close-knit community, and a parade of extraordinary guests

In the spring of 2001, Carol Eron Rizzoli and her husband Hugo bought a dilapidated farmhouse in the tiny village of Royal Oak, Maryland, on the edge of the Chesapeake Bay. They spent two years transforming it into a bed and breakfast, which took them twice as long and cost three times as much as they had originally estimated (on the back of a napkin). As they struggled to restore the house and open the B&B, Carol and Hugo were also slowly acquainting themselves with the rural community of Royal Oak, rich in custom and culinary traditions, and populated by neighbors with particular views on politics, hunting, wildlife, and of course, newcomers from the big city.

Written with honesty and humor, The House at Royal Oak is a journey to the heart of what it means to start over and chase a dream. Part inspirational account of reinventing yourself at mid-life, part love story about learning what matters most in a relationship, it is above all a book about home—what it means, and the unexpected places we find it.

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An unforgettable story about a couple who follow their dream of converting a run-down country house into a working bed and breakfast, and what they learn along the way from an old home, a close-knit community, and a parade of extraordinary guests

In the spring of 2001, Carol Eron Rizzoli and her husband Hugo bought a dilapidated farmhouse in the tiny village of Royal Oak, Maryland, on the edge of the Chesapeake Bay. They spent two years transforming it into a bed and breakfast, which took them twice as long and cost three times as much as they had originally estimated (on the back of a napkin). As they struggled to restore the house and open the B&B, Carol and Hugo were also slowly acquainting themselves with the rural community of Royal Oak, rich in custom and culinary traditions, and populated by neighbors with particular views on politics, hunting, wildlife, and of course, newcomers from the big city.

Written with honesty and humor, The House at Royal Oak is a journey to the heart of what it means to start over and chase a dream. Part inspirational account of reinventing yourself at mid-life, part love story about learning what matters most in a relationship, it is above all a book about home—what it means, and the unexpected places we find it.

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subject_facetAutobiographies
Baby boom generation -- Biography
Bed and breakfast accommodations -- Maryland -- Royal Oak (Talbot County)
Career changes -- Case studies
Community life -- Maryland -- Royal Oak (Talbot County)
Dwellings -- Remodeling -- Maryland -- Royal Oak (Talbot County)
Electronic books
Married people -- Maryland -- Royal Oak (Talbot County) -- Biography
Rizzoli, Carol Eron
Rizzoli, Carol Eron -- Homes and haunts -- Maryland -- Royal Oak (Talbot County)
Royal Oak (Talbot County, Md.) -- Biography
Royal Oak (Talbot County, Md.) -- Social life and customs
title_displayThe house at Royal Oak : starting over & rebuilding a life one room at a time
title_fullThe House at Royal Oak : Starting Over and Rebuilding a Life One Room at a Time / Carol Eron Rizzoli
The House at Royal Oak Starting Over & Rebuilding a Life One Room at a Time
The house at Royal Oak : starting over & rebuilding a life one room at a time / Carol Eron Rizzoli
title_shortThe house at Royal Oak
title_subStarting Over and Rebuilding a Life One Room at a Time
topic_facetBaby boom generation
Bed and breakfast accommodations
Biography & Autobiography
Career changes
Community life
Dwellings
Homes and haunts
Married people
Nonfiction
Remodeling
Rizzoli, Carol Eron
Social life and customs