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A Beautiful story about grief and hope, revenge and forgiveness.This was an engaging story about a remarkable woman Lynne Hugo has crafted a story that is both heart felt and humorous After reading the blurb I thought this book would be a bit dark, but it was anything but Miss Hugo did a great job of taking some serious subject matter and infusing it with humor and hope There was such a sense of authenticity to the story and I could tell it was written with a loving hand Lynne Hugo breathed A Beautiful story about grief and hope, revenge and forgiveness.This was an engaging story about a remarkable woman Lynne Hugo has crafted a story that is both heart felt and humorous After reading the blurb I thought this book would be a bit dark, but it was anything but Miss Hugo did a great job of taking some serious subject matter and infusing it with humor and hope There was such a sense of authenticity to the story and I could tell it was written with a loving hand Lynne Hugo breathed life into these lovable quirky characters with her words and love Louisa is grieving not only did she lose her husband Harold to suicide, but she also lost her grandson to a drunk driver Luisa has every right to wallow in her grief BUT that s not how Luisa rolls, she picks herself up and lives her best life She does this for Harold, she does this for Cody, but most important of all she does this for herself What follows is a lovely story about Louises quest for life and search for justice Louisa was such a sassy snarky character with a zest for life Her strength and courage were admirable, and I enjoyed every single minute I spent with her I loved her relationship with her animals especially the chickens Seriously she had tea parties with these chickens and I didn t even bat an eyelash, in fact I wanted to join them I also enjoyed her relationship with her son who simultaneously completely captivated her heart and drove her nuts Simply put this is a delightful story that will tug at your heart strings and make you smile thank you Kensington for my copy of this book [[ E-pub ]] ↶ The Testament of Harold's Wife ⇳ From award winning author Lynne Hugo comes a witty, insightful, refreshingly unsentimental novel about one woman s unconventional path from heartbreak to hopeAfter losing her husband, Harold, and her beloved grandson, Cody, within the past year, Louisa has two choices She can fade away on her Indiana family farm, where her companionship comes courtesy of her aging chickens and an argumentative cat Or, she can concoct A Plan Louisa, a retired schoolteacher who s as smart, sassy, and irreverent as ever, isn t the fading away typeThe drunk driver who killed Cody got off scot free by lying about a deer on the road Harold had tried to take matters into his own hands but was thwarted by Gus, the local sheriff Now Louisa decides to take up Harold s cause, though it will mean outsmarting Gus, who s developed an unwelcome crush on her, and staying ahead of her adult son who s found solace in a money draining cult and terrible artLouisa s love of life is rekindled as the spring sun warms her cornfields and she goes into action But even the most Perfect Plans can go awry A wounded buck, and a teenage boy on the land she treasures help Louisa see that the enduring beauty of the natural world and the mystery of human connection are larger than revenge and so is justice Louisa has a choice In the past year, a driver struck and killed her grandson and her husband died by suicide She can either resign to life on her farm with her temperamental cat and agreeable chickens or she can get a Plan Louisa knows the driver who killed her Cody was drunk, even as the Court bought his story And she knows her Harold tried to get even with him, but the Sheriff deterred him at every move But a Plan of her own might bring some peace and revenge sounds better and better e Louisa has a choice In the past year, a driver struck and killed her grandson and her husband died by suicide She can either resign to life on her farm with her temperamental cat and agreeable chickens or she can get a Plan Louisa knows the driver who killed her Cody was drunk, even as the Court bought his story And she knows her Harold tried to get even with him, but the Sheriff deterred him at every move But a Plan of her own might bring some peace and revenge sounds better and better every day Author Lynne Hugo has produced an incredibly powerful novel focusing on the beauty and tragedy of aging and grief The personal loss of the main character, Louisa, is evident on each page, but she balances this with the humor and self awareness only possible with someone comfortable with their life Louisa can be a jumbled narrator, which she readily admits, but therein lies her charm While forefront in her mind is the need to exact revenge, she also hosts tea parties with her chickens and battles with her son favorite artwork a glitter Jesus In a less mature character, these scenes would be absurd, but Hugo writes with such authority that they are touching and real.This is a relatively quick read without a ton of action Louisa is introspective, typically plotting over the phone with her sister and navigating everyday life after tragedy However, Hugo gleans everything from these reflective moments and her prose elevates scenes as simple as feeding chickens into something special Louisa and, in turn, this book provide so much wisdom on life.Note I received a free ARC of this book through NetGalley.Review also posted at 3.5 not quite a 4 starsStuck in the grieving process, six months after her husband Harold dies Louisa and her three favorite chickens and cat pass the time drinking Bourbon in her kitchen and hatching a plot to take away something important from the unconvicted drunk driver, who killed her grandson, Cody.This is an entertaining story of the challenges facing Louisa, now alone on her farm with only her somewhat off the wall son, Gary, who has turned to religion for answers and her sister, 3.5 not quite a 4 starsStuck in the grieving process, six months after her husband Harold dies Louisa and her three favorite chickens and cat pass the time drinking Bourbon in her kitchen and hatching a plot to take away something important from the unconvicted drunk driver, who killed her grandson, Cody.This is an entertaining story of the challenges facing Louisa, now alone on her farm with only her somewhat off the wall son, Gary, who has turned to religion for answers and her sister, now living in Georgia far from their home of Indiana for comfort Their back and forth is a delight and funny as is her conversations with Amy, Beth and Jo are sure to bring a smile to your face Unfortunately for us, we never meet Meg, she passed away before we meet her from a chicken condition.Louisa is quite the creative one, doing dangerous reconnaissance in preparation for creating an opportunity for retribution, while needing urgently to pee Oh, how I love this woman When she puts things in action, they don t quite go according to plan but lets say she is still happy in the end I can t quite rate this a 4 but I seriously enjoyed it the entire way through and found the ending very satisfying and Louisa on her way toconstructive experiences without Bourbon I m going to have fun with this review Why Because I am Harold s Wife and this is my Testament about this book.Louisa is a widow that lives in Rossville Indiana She lives in a farm environment and her best friends are three chickens, Jo, Beth and Amy and her haughty tuxedo cat, Marvelle Her grandson, Cody, has been killed by a drunk driver, who, because of a good lawyer and sketchy evidence , has got off scott free Louisa s husband, Harold, tried to bring the driver, Larry Ellis, to justice I m going to have fun with this review Why Because I am Harold s Wife and this is my Testament about this book.Louisa is a widow that lives in Rossville Indiana She lives in a farm environment and her best friends are three chickens, Jo, Beth and Amy and her haughty tuxedo cat, Marvelle Her grandson, Cody, has been killed by a drunk driver, who, because of a good lawyer and sketchy evidence , has got off scott free Louisa s husband, Harold, tried to bring the driver, Larry Ellis, to justice It is not clear how Harold was trying to do that, but he became frustrated, and ended up taking his own life That left Louisa and the chickens to bring the justice Other characters are Gary, an over zealous minister, who is Louisa s son, and CarolSue, Louisa s sister And let s not forget Gus, the local sheriff, who has the hots for Louisa and thwarted all of Harold s attempts at justice.Of course, you can tell I was drawn to the book by the title and the Indiana location I was born in Indiana and even tho I now live in Florida, I will always be a Hoosier.A quaint and entertaining book In the end, tho, I did not really identify with Louisa Book was about 3.75 stars and so will round it up to 4 Oh, how I loved The Testament of Harold s Wife Louisa is a quirky retired teacher who has recently lost her grandson and her husband I loved Louisa, her quirky personality and the way she talked to her chickens and cat almost made me forget they were animals I laughed out loud, shared her frustration and her tears as she struggled with her grief and her quest for revenge I am a born and bred Indiana girl and loved that this story is set in the Hoosier state and the mention of my small, blink Oh, how I loved The Testament of Harold s Wife Louisa is a quirky retired teacher who has recently lost her grandson and her husband I loved Louisa, her quirky personality and the way she talked to her chickens and cat almost made me forget they were animals I laughed out loud, shared her frustration and her tears as she struggled with her grief and her quest for revenge I am a born and bred Indiana girl and loved that this story is set in the Hoosier state and the mention of my small, blink and you ll miss it town of Rossville This is the first book I ve read by Lynne Hugo but not my last What a little treasure this book is it will make you laugh, it will make you cry And you will not regret spending time with The Testament of Harold s Wife by Lynne Hugo Louisa is Harold s wife She has lost her grandson Cody, who was killed by a drunken driver Larry has been found not guilty of this crime because he claimed he swerved to avoid hitting a deer Louisa has also lost her husband Harold She spends most of her days with her cat and chickens which are named after the sisters in Li What a little treasure this book is it will make you laugh, it will make you cry And you will not regret spending time with The Testament of Harold s Wife by Lynne Hugo Louisa is Harold s wife She has lost her grandson Cody, who was killed by a drunken driver Larry has been found not guilty of this crime because he claimed he swerved to avoid hitting a deer Louisa has also lost her husband Harold She spends most of her days with her cat and chickens which are named after the sisters in Little Women She finds herself needing revenge for the loss of her grandson and husband She meticulously plots how to get back at Larry, a plan which occupies her days and nights You need to read the book to find out how all that planning and plotting works out This novel brings out all kinds of emotions anger, loss, sorrow, revenge, laughter and hope in the future, no matter what A great read Thank you to Kensington Books and NetGalley for an e ARC in exchange for an honest review So let me introduce you to Harold s wife, Louisa She s got her friends a pack of chickens named after the girls in Little Women, a cat who has a taste for bourbon, and a sister who never judges and that she can tell anything to no matter how crazy or bizarre.What she doesn t have any is her husband Harold, gone too soon and unexpectedly And gone evenuntimely, and evensuddenly her grandson Cody killed at the hand of a drunk driver Harold wanted nothingthan revenge So let me introduce you to Harold s wife, Louisa She s got her friends a pack of chickens named after the girls in Little Women, a cat who has a taste for bourbon, and a sister who never judges and that she can tell anything to no matter how crazy or bizarre.What she doesn t have any is her husband Harold, gone too soon and unexpectedly And gone evenuntimely, and evensuddenly her grandson Cody killed at the hand of a drunk driver Harold wanted nothingthan revenge on the man who killed Cody, and Louis is determined, along with the unwavering support of her critter housemates, to finish what Harold started.This book sounds dark but it s not It sounds serious and sad, but it isn t This was such a fun book to read, and a clever story to follow and I fell in love with Louisa Her fierce loyalty to the loved ones she s lost, her undying love of all creatures and her brutal honesty and witty chit chat with them had me cracking up throughout Her calculated plans to accomplish vengeance on the man who essentially snatched pieces of her heart are cunning, inventive and endearing and I was entertained from start to finish.Thank you to Lynne Hugo, Suzy Approved Book Tours, and Kensington Books for the opportunity to read and review this fantastic novel of both heartbreak, and humor This is my first Lynne Hugo book but after reading this, I ll definitely order some of her older books This fantastic book had a quirky grandmother as the main character who made me laugh and who I cheered for throughout the book.Louisa is alone on the family farm in Indiana Her beloved grandson had been killed by a drunk driver and then her husband committed suicide at the same place on the highway The driver who killed her grandson wasn t charged because he claimed that a deer caused him to This is my first Lynne Hugo book but after reading this, I ll definitely order some of her older books This fantastic book had a quirky grandmother as the main character who made me laugh and who I cheered for throughout the book.Louisa is alone on the family farm in Indiana Her beloved grandson had been killed by a drunk driver and then her husband committed suicide at the same place on the highway The driver who killed her grandson wasn t charged because he claimed that a deer caused him to swerve Louisa decides that she needs revenge against the driver and with the help of her sister, she works to come up with the perfect plan Louisa s closest companions are the chickens that live in her house named after the sisters in Little Women and the cat that she talks to all of the time She loves her tea with a splash of bourbon in it and is a fantastic character You can feel the grief in her life but can t help but applaud her as she concocts her plan of revenge.I loved this book because of Louisa She was a fantastic character who was aware of her age and her situation She was eccentric and tenacious she ll make you laugh and make you cry but the whole time you ll be aware that she s a character you won t soon forget Here s one thing I know life changes us in ways we never foresee It even sends our hearts to places we were once determined not to go I thought a lot about choices as I read this book How our choices affect so manypeople than just ourselves When Louisa loses her grandson in a drunk driving accident and her husband a few months later to his own grief, she needs to make a choice Louisa is a quirky, incredibly strong woman I couldn t help but feel her sorrow as she struggled with her Here s one thing I know life changes us in ways we never foresee It even sends our hearts to places we were once determined not to go I thought a lot about choices as I read this book How our choices affect so manypeople than just ourselves When Louisa loses her grandson in a drunk driving accident and her husband a few months later to his own grief, she needs to make a choice Louisa is a quirky, incredibly strong woman I couldn t help but feel her sorrow as she struggled with her own grief and how to overcome the devastating losses of those she loved most