Monday, July 16, 2018

Giveaway - Happily Ever Esther - Steve Jenkins and Derek Walter with Caprice Crane

The heartwarming story of Esther the Wonder Pig and her family continues with Happily Ever Esther, written by her dads Steve Jenkins and Derek Walter, with some help from Caprice Crane. And I have a copy to giveaway to one lucky reader!

What's it about? From Grand Central Publishing:

"Steve Jenkins and Derek Walter, had their lives turned upside down when they adopted their pig-daughter Esther–the so-called micro pig who turned out to be a full-sized commercial pig growing to a whopping 600 pounds–as they describe in their bestselling memoir Esther the Wonder Pig. The book ends with them moving to a new farm, and starting a new wonderful life where they will live on the Happily Ever Esther Farm Sanctuary to care for other animals and just live happily ever after…

Or so they thought. People often think about giving it all up and just moving to a farm. In theory it sure does sound great. But as Derek and Steve quickly realized, the realities of being a farmer–especially when you have never lived on a farm let alone outside of the city–can be frantic, crazy, and even insane. Not only are they adjusting to farm life and dutifully taking care of their pig-daughter Esther (who by the way lives in the master bedroom of their house), but before they knew it their sanctuary grew to as many as 42 animals, including: pigs, sheep, goats, rabbits, chickens, cows, roosters, a peacock, a duck, a horse, a donkey, and a barn cat named Willma Ferrell.

Written with joy and humor, and filled with delicious Esther-approved recipes dispersed throughout the book, this charming memoir captures an emotional journey of one little family advocating for animals everywhere." Read an excerpt of Happily Ever Esther.

"In just two short years, Steve Jenkins and Derek Walter have cemented a place for themselves among the worlds most well-known and successful animal activists, accumulating hundreds of thousands of followers from all over the world. In 2014, Steve and Derek founded the Happily Ever Esther Farm Sanctuary in Campbellville, Ontario, where they continue to rescue and rehabilitate abandoned and abused farmed animals."

And if you'd like to read Happily Ever Esther, enter to win a copy using the Rafflecopter form below. Open to US and Canada, no PO boxes please. Ends July 28/18

12 comments:

traveler said...

This delightful book is captivating and special. Thanks for this lovely feature and giveaway.

Karen B said...

Have just put both books on my wish list! Thank you.

bermudaonion said...

Thanks for the giveaway!

Grandma Cootie said...

Sounds like a nice change from thrillers and depressing stories. Thanks for the giveaway.

Icewineanne said...

Love Esther! Can’t wait to read about her latest adventure. Thanks for the opportunity to win a copy :)

scottsgal said...

I recommend following their Facebook page - Esther the Wonder Pig - they post funny daily posts and the dad's do so much for animal welfare. Really great organization they've founded. Can't wait to read their book.

pamalot said...

I just spent some time on a hobby farm and loved it.
My fave animal was Penelope the pig.

Kimberly V said...

This would be very interesting to read. Like most people, I've wondered what it would be like to up and move to a farm.

Colleen Fox Long said...
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Colleen said...

I love Esther and can't wait to read more about her and her dads!

John Smith said...

Pigs are said to be very intelligent!

rhonda said...

Love Esther a new book about her perfection,