The book starts out with Libby moving in with her mother after her husband unexpectedly dies in a car crash - a “temporary” living arrangement that ends up lasting 2 years. Through a stroke of luck, Libby and her two children move out onto her Aunt’s farm in the middle of nowhere. This is where the real fun begins!
This book really struck a cord with me – not only because I spent a year living on a farm myself, but also because Libby starts out as a clueless city girl, and ends up really loving life on the farm. The simple pleasure of doing things for yourself – cooking dinner from scratch, cleaning up after the animals, feeding and caring for them – really keeps life interesting!
It really made me look at my own life and appreciate the simple things – reading a book, instead of watching tv. Just being outside instead of sitting at a computer.
I would recommend this book to anyone who needs a “vacation” from the average read – something that holds your interest and is a great escape from the mundane.
The perfect description of this book actually comes from the book itself – “It was pure whimsy … each thing you noticed seemed like the best – until you noticed the next thing.” This one sentences describes the book perfectly!
I was lucky enough to receive an ARC from the publisher in exchange for my honest review.