CHICKENS IN THE ROAD: AN ADVENTURE IN ORDINARY SPLENDOR
15 October 2013
Rating: 4 Cups
Suzanne has nothing but a gut feeling that she is doing the right thing when she moves her children to a one hundred year old farmhouse in rural West Virginia. It is hot in summer, frigid in winter and the floors are slanted. Her kids think they have come to Stringtown to die.
With the help of the hero of her own romance, 52, Suzanne sets out to build a farm in the middle of nowhere. Her goal is simple. She wants a porch with a view, peace and quiet, a few goats and chickens in the road.
Along the way, she discovers romance is harder in real life than it is in the novels she writes. She meets quirky new neighbors with old-fashioned ideas and finds her roots among the hills and 'hollers' of West Virginia. More determined than ever, Suzanne brings her stubborn optimism into play and finds a real sense of home and hearth most people only dream of.
Based upon Ms. McMinn's successful and wildly entertaining blog of the same name, this book is filled with recipes and craft ideas. Readers will laugh, cry and groan right along with Suzanne and her family, as they stumble through country life. Truly a heartfelt and insightful read.
Reviewer for Coffee Time Romance & More