#BookReview Farm Girl: Rural Life Humor from a Farmer’s Daughter by Shanna Hatfield

Featured imageFarm Girl: Rural Life Humor from a Farmer’s Daughter by Shanna Hatfield is a laugh out loud, fun read. The book is filled with the author’s memories, written in short story form, about growing up on a farm in Oregon as a little girl. Hatfield shares her version of her adventures and puts a humorous spin on them that makes the reader wish that they too grew up on a farm.

Hatfield’s unique, detailed descriptions of her adventures is what makes Farm Girl come alive. An example of Hatfield’s funny take on situations is this line from when her sister got attacked by a bat in the story Glamping.

“Dad ordered as he waved his stick at the bat still trying to turn Tallulah into a vampire.”

My personal favorite story in Farm Girl was Things That Slither. The story being about snakes and how Hatfield and her family deal with them. I personally hate snakes but love to know how people deal with them, especially when they sneak into one’s own home. This story alone has made Hatfield a hero in my eyes. I will also forever be checking my surroundings whenever I visit a farm, just to make sure there are no snakes in the room.

Farm Girl is a fun read and Hatfield’s love for her father is very obvious. I recommend this book to anyone who has ever grown up on a farm or loves short stories. I would love to read more of Hatfield’s work and see how she takes on the world. I also cannot wait to try the Strawberry Shortcake recipe that is included in the book.

I gave this book 4 stars. I have posted my review on Reader’s Favorite, Goodreads and The Reading Room.
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2 thoughts on “#BookReview Farm Girl: Rural Life Humor from a Farmer’s Daughter by Shanna Hatfield

    1. Your book brought back my own memories. I used to spend my childhood summers in Alabama. I miss those days. My dad used to eat those Vienna sausages on the drive therefrom Illinois.

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