Buying the Farm by Kimberly Conn

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Read Buying the Farm Online Free - Missi Jennings has no family, with the exception of her cold, critical mother, who makes her feel like a perpetual disappointment. She muddles through life in Washington, D.C. despondent, yet unmotivated to do anything about it. When a horrific accident on a Downtown street leaves Missi shaken, numb, and wealthy beyond her wildest imagination, it also becomes a catalyst for unthinkable change, launching her on a journey to a place completely foreign to her . . . rural Mississippi. The cynical, solitary city girl must confront a lifetime of lies created by the woman she always knew to be her mother and contend with a large, loud, extended family she had no idea existed. Missi's fortitude is tested by strange new surroundings and a disinterested grandfather, but it is a child-like woman with Down syndrome, with whom Missi shares an unbreakable bond, that changes her the most. Buying the Farm is a poignant story about loss and gain, and both the joy and pain that come from being a part of a family.

Title : Buying the Farm
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ISBN : 0988371804
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 338 pages


Leslie Feret rated it ★★★★★

November 18, 2017

Heartwarming When I finished this book, I felt like I had been given a gift. It was truly heartwarming. The means by which the author portrayed how one person can make a difference and change the lives of what once were complete strangers will stay with me always. I loved each and every one of the...

Peggy rated it ★★★★★

June 10, 2013

Beware when you start reading Buying the Farm - you won't get anything else done until you finish it! Kimberly Conn's Missi grabs our hearts and pulls us ever closer to her, until we're crying, laughing and willing to bleed for her. Conn's honest look at what it means to be family helps us examin...

Kathy rated it ★★★★★

March 07, 2013

I loved this book and all the characters seem so real I wanted the book to go on and on. This story grabs you from the beginning with something unexpected and from there you just hold on tight and enjoy the story. I hope it's the first of many stories from Kimberly Conn. It would make a great mov...

Donnab rated it ★★★★☆

September 21, 2013

Loved this book! The only reason I gave it a 4 is because a couple of spots just were drawn out with such detail that I almost got bored, but soon my quest to read more for the rest of the story returned. Definitely recommend this novel.

Charles Scott rated it ★★★★★

October 29, 2017

Complex family issues, thoughtfully explored Enjoyed reading about Missi's experience growing up in a cold, emotion less family. And then finding her true family. Her shock at finally feeling tears on her face after a lifetme of smothering her emotions was amazing.

Joy rated it ★★★★★

October 28, 2017

I got the biggest laugh when Missi translated what Dory said to what she thought it sounded like she said. "I like you, you're nice"to "i like you, you're an ass". This was such a heartfelt story of family with all it's dysfunction coming full circle and healing.

manjul mehra rated it ★★★★★

October 25, 2017

This is the sweetest heart warming book I have read in a long time. My good wishes to the author who wrote this lovely book at this time when families are falling apart and missing the love and support you can have from ur extended family too..congratulations for this lovely debut book. Keep on w...

Claudia Green rated it ★★★★★

October 08, 2017

Best story this year! I giggled every five page's thinking this is the kind of humor I can relate to. There is also a good story line that takes a twisty turn I was not expecting. I embraced this family as if it was mine, I cried when they did and smiled when they did. Great read.

Donna rated it ★★★★★

July 14, 2017

Many delights, no disappointments This book was very rewarding. I have read many books about the rural South that were never so tenderly affectionate and respectful. We can all learn a lot from Melba's dear family. As we see the strong bonds holding these wonderful characters together, we gain a k...

Catherine rated it ★★★★★

July 15, 2013

Had no idea just how much I would enjoy this book! I wish I could jump through the pages and meet these very real characters. A very pleasant surprise of a book!

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