The Farmer’s Wife

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*****What I Thought About This Book*****

This book was good for the most part, but for it to be believable the characters had to be incredibly stupid. The main story was Brian and Kim. Brian came across as a wimp and she was a snot. They had a fling in high school and we were supposed to figure out what the break up was about. The reason was obvious. It was hard to like Kim and you had to wonder why Brian was still in love with her. There were just too many things that didn’t seem “real” to me.

**********SPOILER ALERT**********

The whole story was based on Brian and Kim’s backstory. It was not hard to figure out what that story was. From the beginning I had questions about what happened. They ran off for a few days to get married because she was pregnant. While they were gone Kim had a miscarriage. They were in a motel and a midwife delivered the stillborn baby. The baby was described as a “perfect” little girl that she held. Kim was petite. If she was that far along how did she hide the pregnancy from her large family?  Where did they find a midwife? Why didn’t this 18 year old kid take his girlfriend to the emergency room instead of looking up a midwife?  They were only gone for a few days but they had time to deliver a child, buried her in a cemetery and arrange for a headstone. Where did they get that much money? And eight years later neither one has moved on. I understand they were hurt but they can’t deal with it after eight years?

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Debbie Macomber’s Cedar Cove Series

This is the series by Debbie Macomber that the Hallmark Channel series Cedar Cove is based on. The story follows the lives of the residents of small town Cedar Cove. I read the books as they were published and really enjoyed them.  The TV show does not follow the books  but is still good.  Watching the show after reading the books can be a little confusing but at the same time it is very hard to keep up with all the characters if have not read the books.  I do recommend the books.