Act 1, Scene 1. Ashland, Oregon. Enter WREN LANDRY.
Wren has happily fled San Francisco and her nationally-known work as secretive food critic Eno Threlkeld for a few weeks’ vacation to visit her twin brother, Raven. Enter RAVEN, thrilled to be playing Beatrice in this season’s Much Ado About Nothing.
Enter SOPHIE WARD, former investment banker, now goat farmer and cheese monger, followed by a ruthless celebrity chef with a grudge against Eno, a zealous cupcake competitor, a baker who makes aebleskivers everybody covets, a family of Danish immigrants with a fishy back story, and a dubious seer whose predictions might just hold the key to averting disaster.
In this mixed-up story of mistaken identities, mysterious loves, miscues, merriment and mayhem, love runs amok on the streets of a Shakespearean festival, and not even the goats on the Tallulah Rose Farm know how it all ends.
Join Golden Crown Literary Award winner Robbi McCoy for an unforgettable romp through the comedy of love on the road to happiness and beautiful cheese. No pentameters, iambic or otherwise, were harmed in the writing of this romantic novel.
An excellent, well written, laugh out loud book. I have to admit, when I saw Shakespeare being quoted, I thought, 'oh no, not my scene'. But I couldn't have been more wrong. There is much more to this book than Shakespeare. Although I'm British and I don't always 'get' the American sense of humor, I found the book so funny and the story just flows along. This is so very different to anything Robbi has written before. The one thing that is the same though, is the quality of the writing and the excellence of the story telling. The characters are superb. The whole book reminded me of going to the theater and watching a play. I could almost smell the goats and taste the cheese. Another winner for Robbi and on my re-read shelf.