9/8/11

Home to Woefield, by Susan Juby (review and giveaway)


Book one of  "Read your own books month"
This book had been on my bookshelf for 3 months, I received it from paperbackswap.
 
5 STARS!!!!!
ABOUT THE BOOK - Home to Woefield is about learning how to take on a challenge, face your fears, and find friendship in the most unlikely of places.
Prudence Burns, a well-intentioned New Yorker full of back-to-the-land ideals, just inherited Woefield Farm—thirty acres of scrubland, dilapidated buildings, and one half-sheared sheep. But the bank is about to foreclose, so Prudence must turn things around fast! Fortunately she'll have help from Earl, her banjo-playing foreman with a family secret; Seth, the neighbor who hasn't left the house since a high school scandal; and Sara Spratt, an eleven-year-old who's looking for a home for her prize-winning chickens.

MY REVIEW - I have nothing negative to say about this book. I absolutely loved it. It was hilarious. I was giggling all through the book. There is lots of swearing - but only from certain characters! That's what I loved about this book, talk about great character development! The whole book is mainly based around 4 people and they all take turns, every chapter in from a different point of view. Each one of these misfits is so different from the next and so unlikely to succeed together, you really find your self rooting for them.

Prudence - 24 yr old NYer, decides she has had enough and wants to move to the country to totally "go green". Her Uncle dies and leaves her his farm in Vancouver (which is not really much of a farm). Unfortunately, she also inherits all the debt that comes with it. She talks a mile a minute, has all these crazy ideas, and will do anything "ANYTHING!!" to save the farm. I loved  her!!!!
Earl - Older farm hand (who is not much of a farm hand) is allowed to live his life out on the farm. Wants nothing to do with restoring the farm, swears a mile a minute and grumbles all the time, and thinks Prudence is crazy! I loved him!
Seth - 21 yr. old Alcoholic from across the road. He gets kicked out of the house by his mother, goes across the road to the farm and offers to work for room and board (but is not much help). He doesn't like to do much besides drink and complain, and swear. I loved him!
Sara - 11 yr. old girl with a terrible home life brings her chickens to be raised on the farm (they had been evicted from their town home, the chickens). Sara is sweet, smart, and bossy (which is what everyone needs). She is a born again Christian, worries about the Rapture on a daily basis and is always wondering who will be "left behind". Everyone loves Sara. I loved her!

Can these four people pull it together enough to save the farm from being taken by the bank?

GIVEAWAY -  I am giving away my copy of this book.
* Please either comment here or email me at forevereading at gmail dot com with your email address!! No email, no entry.
* Please be from the US or Canada.
* If you are not a follower, please become one (but not necessary to win).
* Winner will be chosen and announced via random.org on Sept. 22nd.
* Winner will then have 48 hrs to respond with their mailing address before a new winner is chosen.
*** not recommended for younger readers due to lots of swearing!

**Please be aware that I do not have any rules on how many of my contests you enter or how many times you win! So good luck everyone!

12 comments:

  1. O it sounds like such fun! Great review. I'm so glad you dug it.
    (not an entry)

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  2. I'm ready for a lot of giggles! Fun review, sounds like a must read.
    GFC follower as Karen B.
    kpbarnett1941[at]aol.com

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  3. This looks like a totally for me book! I'd love to read it! Thanks for including Canada!

    Margaret
    singitm@hotmail.com

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  4. I would love to win this book.
    I am a follower
    mamabunny13 at gmail dot com

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  5. I already bought my copy and am so excited about this one. I have heard nothing but good things about it and it sounds like it's going to be a lovely read. Great post today! I am so glad that you found this one to your liking!

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  6. I love wacky off-beat characters and any book that made you laugh through most of the story certainly sounds worth reading to me!

    Thank you so much for sharing your copy!
    Aimala127(at)gmail(dot)com

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  7. Please enter me in the draw, and thanks for the giveaway!

    GFC Darlene
    darlenesbooknook at gmail dot com

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  8. I love farms, and I really love what you have to say about this book. You make me want to read it now. I love it when a book leaves you with characters that you LOVE, and since you found so many here that you love so much, I think it might be worth a shot. :)

    ~Asheley
    asheley.tart@gmail.com

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  9. Please enter me...
    RJB
    loki304(at)tds(dot) net

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  10. Thanks for the giveaway! I love the premise for this story and the characters sound as though they're a hoot! Count me in! I already follow via GFC (Bornajhawk).

    BornajhawkATaolDOTcom

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  11. I have never heard of this book before but I love the sound of it. I can’t wait to read it.

    hootowl1978 at gmail dot com

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  12. Sounds like an interesting book! Thanks for the chance. I follow/subscribe via e-mail.

    nancyecdavis AT bellsouth DOT net

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