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Preview — Hens and Chickens by Jennifer Wixson
Hens and Chickens (Sovereign #1)
Book 2, Peas, Beans & Corn, was published in June 2013, Book 3 The Song ...more
For one, the narrator breaks in at the worst (for me) moments, and spends pages talking philosophically about life - which ... why do I care what they think about life? I want to hear from the c ...more
I wrote 7-8 novels (so many I've lost count) before Hens and Chickens but never one that I thought was REALLY good enough to publish, until now. Practice? Maybe. Vanity? Probably. But that's why I'm giving this little tale of mine 5-stars.
In addition, when I finished Hens and Chickens I missed my characters and the town so much so that I decided to create The Sovereign Series, thus Hens and Chickens is just the 1st book in a three-book (well, maybe four-book) series. (Quite a few readers have ad...more
Secondly, she overuses exclamation points. She uses so many that at one point I felt the need to count them and found 12 of them on one page. And it wasn't even a full page- it was the first page of a chapter, so it was maybe only 65-75% text.
Thirdly, the author stops telling the story to get philosophical. For pages ...more
What a sweet story! The characters are so likable and you find you are really wanting the best for them. I also found myself wanting to visit Maine, raise chickens, try Bakewell biscuits, and picnic on Millet Rock. But most of all, I was wishing that Sovereign was a real place so I could move there!
Mrs. Wixson manages to work into a sweet love story, gentle commentary on corporate America, the issue of abuse and its las ...more
"Hens and Chickens" is a lovely story of two women who leave the city and their corporate jobs to start a business together in rural Maine. There's both romance and mystery, bu ...more
Lila and Becca split the big city of Boston after Becca is laid off from a large insurance company and Lila quits in solidarity with her friend. Invited to visit Maine by a Tweep (which is exactly how the Maine Twitter Community worked in the early days), they head north and start an organic egg ...more
I really liked this book and it's characters. They each had their own little quirks and they were delightful. The storyline is different from anything else that I have read and that's a good thing. I did have an issue with the book though. There are quite a few sentences that have excess punctuation in them. For instance, it's seems like the main character is in a constant state of excitement, because there are a lot of exclamation points after a few sentences. I though ...more
There are a few slower parts of the book but overall it was a fun ...more
As an aside, I was the first to check out the author inscribed copy from my local library and it was quite daunting!
This book is the story of a women's search for healing from a sexually abused childhood. The author writes of the search to put the past behind, to move on into adulthood. I liked the setting, the lo action, and the characters in the book.
This was a good book, but a bit unrealistic in some areas. If one of the main characters had a cell phone, the way they were acting was way too primative. I liked the overall concept of the story, but some points were difficult to follow along.