Hattie First Appeared In Out To Pasture But Not Over The Hill As The Unofficial Historian Of A Small Retirement Community, FairAcres Now Hattie S Busier Than Ever Keeping Up With Her Cohorts Adventures Romance Is In The Air On The Inside, And New Faces On The Outside Soon Become A Crucial Part Of The FairAcres Family Hattie S Writing Career Takes An Exciting Turn, But She Continues To Record The FairAcres Follies As Different Generations Draw Together, Hattie S Insights Are As Humorous And As Poignant As Always. This little book has heart and soul. The author Effie Leland Wilder started writing at 85 years old These are her tales at the retirement community she lives at.Book 2 in the series of 5 I just found out there were that many, I thought it only went to 3 What a wonderful surprise I read the first book a few years ago, and when I came across 2 in a second hand book shop last Thursday, I was thrilled Yesterday I finished this book, so I ve started on 3 I already had it.Short novels in the notes from the pasture series, these books are in under 200 pages These are fast and enjoyable reads We are taken back into the world of Hattie and the retirement community at FairAcres with lots of laughing out loud moments for the readers to enjoy Hattie writes in a Dear Diary format, not every day, just when she wants to write or has something to say She shares with us the tales of conversations that take place with fellow residents, or shares with us what is going on in the retirement home, as in Sidney and Retta s romance, or helping out the Davis family
I loved this book as much as I did the first one Out to Pasture As I said in my first review, I had bought both books in 1999 from Guideposts, put them in my book shelf and promptly forgot about them In a way I m glad I did, because I would not have appreciated them near as much twenty years ago as I do now.This is a wonderful little book full of humor, a bit of romance, and a touch of sadness, but mostly humor and optimism The main reason I regret not reading these books earlier is I could have let the author know how much I enjoyed them She passed away in 2007 at the age of 98 She wrote her first book at the age of eighty five and wrote a total of five books altogether Well, actually four, I
A lovely little book inside the world of gracefully aging and small town, southern charm I felt as if Effie was a grandmother teaching me that there is nothing to fear in old age, only laughter and resiliency with years of growth and m
I received this book as a gift from close friends I was skeptical that I would like itafter all, if someone had told me I would enjoy reading a series of books about life in a retirement communityI wouldn t have believed them Eye opening and funnyan enjoyable series to read. The Sidney Retta romance was fun, and the CQ questions were a good motif throughout the story, but overall, this sequel just wasn t as strong or as humorous as the first in the series I ll be holding on to the first but not this one. A delightful book A fun, sometimes funny, sometimes sad diary of life at Fair Acres Retirement Home Recommended by my mother in law and enjoyed. Funny and fun book that is also an inspiration to those over that hill I ve had it on my to read shelves FOREVER now I want to read the other books, too. Cute book, but not as good as the first in the series.
- 180 pages
- Over What Hill?: Notes from the Pasture
- Effie Leland Wilder
- 18 November 2018 Effie Leland Wilder