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Schifflebein's Folly Paperback – January 13, 2016
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A hunky carpenter wants to adopt six children, but first he must convince authorities that he is not crazy. He isn't. His teapot really IS talking to him.
Despite his many positive attributes, Lloyd has reached the age of 32 years, seven months, four days, and six hours without finding Miss Right and converting her into Mrs. Lloyd Schifflebein. Yes, Schifflebein. A surname decidedly lacking romance in addition to being difficult to spell and way too long a signature for checks and the backs of credit cards.
Supposing Miss Right is found and is willing to overlook the awkward appellation, there is one other impediment to wedded bliss. Lloyd devotes his whole life to his children. Children he doesn’t yet actually have, but he is working on it. He has been filing adoption applications all his adult life. This devotion to his as-yet-unadopted children leads many people to deduce that Lloyd Schifflebein is crazy. Big and strong, sure. Cute, maybe, but loony nonetheless.
When Lloyd convinces the Social Worker From Hell that he really is good father-material, things are looking up. Soon Lloyd is the happy father of six, count ‘em, six special needs children and their six pet bunny rabbits. The Schifflebein household is a regular day at the circus. And they’ll be a forever family, provided they can get through a probationary period with surprise inspections at any time.
Then things begin to go wrong.
First, the Teapot arrives. The talking Teapot. The one that Lloyd is certain will get him labeled “insane” and remove all chance of finalizing the children’s adoptions.
Simultaneously, Miss Right arrives and sweeps the entire Schifflebein family off their multiple feet – then reveals she is engaged to someone else.
At the same time, dishonest political schemers threaten Lloyd’s new home business, and the same people contrive several false legal complaints against him - and the State takes away his children.
Lloyd will get his day in court. On that one day, he must fight to keep his children save his business, and prevent Miss Right from marrying the wrong guy!
Lloyd will definitely need supernatural help – even if it comes in the form of a snarky, talking Teapot.
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About the Author
- Publisher : CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (January 13, 2016)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 199 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1519460635
- ISBN-13 : 978-1519460639
- Item Weight : 8.3 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.5 x 0.45 x 8.5 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,026,042 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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This was one of the cutest, funniest, heart-warming story I have ever read. The author’s easiness to write humorous lines is amazing, but I have to admit that the story brought also tears to my eyes at times. Despite the paranormal touch of the teapot talking and cooking tea by itself, I would love to see that Lloyd exists in real life. His past made him determined to adopt and take care of six young-children. He prepared all his adult life for this and despite the fact that people had him for being crazy, he never gave up. Were all his wishes fulfilled? I invite you to find out for yourself.
For me it was definitely a gripping read that I would love to see turned into a movie one day. Well done!
Quote: “Lloyd had a philosophy: If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. If it ain’t on clearance (defined as at least 70 percent off), don’t buy it. If it’s less than 50 years old, it’s too good to get rid of. If it’s more than 50 years old, it’s an antique and therefore too valuable to get rid of. It was a blessing that Lloyd had never married because his philosophy probably would have driven some poor female to commit murder sooner or later….Despite his positive attributes, however, Lloyd had reached the age of thirty-two years, seven months, four days, and six hours without finding Miss Right”
teapots too. The story was funny and
heartbreaking. I would count myself very blessed if I had friends like these. Thank you for writing this book. I want to read more about Lloyd and his family and friends.