By Suzanne McMinn
Suzanne McMinn, a former romance author and founding father of the preferred web publication chickensintheroad.com, stocks the tale of her seek to steer a lifetime of usual attractiveness in Chickens within the Road, her inspiring and humorous memoir.
Craving a lifestyles that might attach her to the earth and her kinfolk roots, McMinn packed up her 3 childrens, left her husband and her sterile suburban life in the back of, and moved to rural West Virginia. Amid the tough panorama and sweetness of this rural mountain nation, she pursues a common way of life jam-packed with chickens, goats, sheep—and no pizza delivery.
With her new existence comes an unforeseen new love—"52," a guy as beguiling and enigmatic as his nickname—a turbulent romance that reminds her that peace and success are available within the wake of heartbreak. dealing with bold demanding situations, together with elevating a trio of children, milking obdurate cows, being snowed in with out warmth, and making her personal butter, McMinn realizes that she’s dwelling a forty-something’s coming-of-age story.
As she dares to develop into self-reliant and embody her independence, she reminds us that existence is a daring adventure—if we’re keen to dwell it.
Chickens within the Road contains greater than 20 recipes, craft initiatives, and McMinn’s images, and contours a different two-color design.
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