Over What Hill?
Notes From the PastureUnknown - 1996
The popular novel Out to Pasture left readers begging for more, so Effie Leland Wilder approaches her second novel with the same good humor and strong faith found in her first.
This time, romance is in bloom at FairAcres, as Hattie's friends Retta Gooding and Sidney Metcalf ("the unelected but undeniable Most Eligible Widower of FairAcres Home") are drawn closer together while delivering Meals on Wheels. Hattie's writing career takes off and the FairAcres folks make new friends: elderly Ben Stringfellow and his two young neighbors, Jamie and Jeffrey. Ben's not quite ready for FairAcres but he is in need of some assistance, and Jamie and Jeffrey, stuck in a difficult home life, are looking for some honorary grandparents. Once again, different generations come together, and the results are entertaining and moving.