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Hens and Chickens (Book 1 in The Sovereign Series) by [Wixson, Jennifer]
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Book 1 of 5 in The Sovereign Series (5 Book Series)

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Length: 272 pages Word Wise: Enabled Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
Page Flip: Enabled Age Level: 12 - 18

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Rebecca is a middle-aged marketing professional who is downsized during the recession. Her friend and colleague, Lila, quits in solidarity, and the duo decide to move to Maine and raise chickens. They restore an old farmhouse and are instantly seduced by the congenial and open community of Sovereign. Lila becomes involved with local carpenter Mike, but must wrestle with her own demons to find the faith and strength to love him. Meanwhile, Rebecca thrives in the community and marries the man who sold her and Lila the farm. Wixson's novel is intended to kick off a trilogy set in Sovereign, but readers will likely not be lining up for the next two installments. The narrative contains preachy rambling passages and jumps through time, detracting from the pace and cohesion of the book. The characters are not fully developed, the setting is clichéd, and the story short on dramatic tension.

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A modern-day Jane Austen fable... --Elizabeth S., Falmouth, Maine

The picture perfect town of Sovereign is a delightful setting for the fairy tale courtship of Lila Woodsum and Mike Hobart. --Christin C., Plymouth, New Hampshire

Funny, sensitive, heartwarming ... Sovereign is a wonderful place to visit. When I finished reading Hens and Chickens I found myself missing my new friends so much that I can hardly wait for Jennifer Wixson to publish the second book in the series! --Carrol P., Fairport, New York

Once you start reading Hens and Chickens you will look forward to every opportunity to sit down and pick it up again. Reading the book is like sitting at the table or in a coffee shop with good friends over a cup of coffee to catch up with what is going on in their lives. You will see the fields, you can feel the eggs, you see the sunshine and feel the rain. You will be looking forward to the next book! --Carrie D., Prescott, Arizona

--Carrol P., Fairport, New York

The real Maine, often believed to be a mystique, is prevalent in Hens and Chickens, from the familiar setting in real Maine towns, to exclusive Maine humor and accents so well known, to the farm kitchen and pot roast 'suppah' and to the gardens and barn, complete with hens, chickens and delicious deep yellow yolk eggs.

An inspiring, well-written and descriptive novel, the reader becomes quickly involved in the characters and plot, reluctant for an inevitable conclusion, and, when it occurs, hoping the author is already at work on the next novel to continue the story of these sensitive and unique characters we came to know and love in Hens and Chickens. --Susan P., Portland, Maine

Funny, sensitive, heartwarming ... Sovereign is a wonderful place to visit. When I finished reading Hens and Chickens, I found myself missing my new friends so much that I can hardly wait for Jennifer Wixson to publish the second book in the series! --Carrol P., Fairport, New York


Product details

  • File Size: 1889 KB
  • Print Length: 272 pages
  • Publisher: White Wave (January 18, 2014)
  • Publication Date: January 18, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008OPDZ78
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #473,897 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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