Happy Thursday everybody!
Super excited to share with you today in my review for this absolutely delightful story! Thank you so much Suzy for my invitation to this tour.🐔
A Beautiful story about grief and hope, revenge and forgiveness.
This was an engaging story about a remarkable woman. Lynne Hugo has crafted a story that is both heart felt and humorous. After reading the blurb I thought this book would be a bit dark, but it was anything but. Miss Hugo did a great job of taking some serious subject matter and infusing it with humor and hope. There was such a sense of authenticity to the story and I could tell it was written with a loving hand. Lynne Hugo breathed life into these lovable quirky characters with her words and love.
Louisa is grieving not only did she lose her husband Harold to suicide, but she also lost her grandson to a drunk driver. Luisa has every right to wallow in her grief. BUT that’s not how Luisa rolls, she picks herself up and lives her best life. She does this for Harold, she does this for Cody, but most important of all she does this for herself. What follows is a lovely story about Louises quest for life and search for justice.
Louisa was such a sassy snarky character with a zest for life. Her strength and courage were admirable, and I enjoyed every single minute I spent with her. I loved her relationship with her animals especially the chickens. Seriously she had tea parties with these chickens and I didn’t even bat an eyelash, in fact I wanted to join them. I also enjoyed her relationship with her son who simultaneously completely captivated her heart and drove her nuts. Simply put this is a delightful story that will tug at your heart strings and make you smile.
*** thank you Kensington for my copy of this book ***
About the Book
After losing her husband, Harold, and her beloved grandson, Cody, within the past year, Louisa has two choices. She can fade away on her Indiana family farm, where her companionship comes courtesy of her aging chickens and an argumentative cat. Or, she can concoct A Plan. Louisa, a retired schoolteacher who’s as smart, sassy, and irreverent as ever, isn’t the fading away type.
The drunk driver who killed Cody got off scot-free by lying about a deer on the road. Harold had tried to take matters into his own hands but was thwarted by Gus, the local sheriff. Now Louisa decides to take up Harold’s cause, though it will mean outsmarting Gus, who’s developed an unwelcome crush on her, and staying ahead of her adult son who’s found solace in a money-draining cult and terrible art.
Louisa’s love of life is rekindled as the spring sun warms her cornfields and she goes into action. But even the most Perfect Plans can go awry. A wounded buck, and a teenage boy on the land she treasures help Louisa see that the enduring beauty of the natural world and the mystery of human connection are larger than revenge. . and so is justice.