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Home to Woefield
Home to Woefield
Author: Susan Juby
Prudence Burns, a well-intentioned New Yorker full of back-to-the-land ideals, just inherited Woefield Farm—thirty acres of scrub land, 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...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780061995194
ISBN-10: 0061995193
Publication Date: 3/1/2011
Pages: 320
Edition: Original
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3.3 stars, based on 12 ratings
Publisher: Harper Paperbacks
Book Type: Paperback
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This one received some good reviews on Amazon, so I was looking forward to reading it. However, I could NOT get into it at all. I tried several times. The characters just didn't grab me at all. I'm disappointed.
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I adored this book from beginning to end. The characters in this novel are most certainly characters. Prudence, Seth (who makes me laugh out loud), Earl, and young Sara seemingly have nothing in common with each other. Their personalities are so opposite yet they all manage to come together and become friends. Sometimes life gives us what we need at the most random of times and Prudence inheriting this falling down farm was what they all needed.

I loved how each chapter was told from the perspective of one of the four. It kept the book fresh and allowed me to get inside of the head of the characters. I haven't laughed this hard while reading a book in a long time and I was so sad to say good-bye. I wouldn't change a thing. Brilliant!
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When Prudence Burns inherits Woefield Farm she is full of hopes and dreams. She really has no idea what she is in for. What she finds is a farm that is aptly named. Next she finds people who definitely fit right in. This is a colorful and quirky cast of characters, to be sure. The story is told by these characters, each from their unique viewpoint.


Prudence is a woman who brings her ideals with her to Woefield Farm. She wants to be an honest to goodness, back-to-basics farmer. She has great plans for herself and the farm.


Seth is a troubled young man whom Prudence hires as a handyman. A high school drop-out, he fancies himself to be a writer. What he is really, is a rebellious kid who lacks self discipline.


Earl is the real down-to-earth guy. The strong silent type, he knows his stuff and gets things done.


Then there is little eleven year old Sarah, a girl on a mission. She has chickens that need housing. Prudence agrees to keep them on Woefield Farm. But not only do the chickens find a place there, so does Sarah.


In fact, this zany group all come together on an entertaining journey, all finding a place, a home of sorts at Woefield Farm. This is a very pleasurable and satisfying read.


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