Love, Chickens, and a Taste of Peculiar

By Joyce Magnin

Zondervan, Hardcover, 9780310733331, 221pp.

Publication Date: December 25, 2012


More than frosting filled those cakes

Wilma Sue seems destined to go from one foster home to the next until she is sent to live with sisters and missionaries, Ruth and Naomi. Do they really care about Wilma Sue, or are they just looking for a Cinderella-style farmhand to help raise chickens and bake cakes? As Wilma Sue adjusts to her new surroundings and helps deliver special cakes, Wilma Sue realizes there's something strange going on. She starts looking for secret ingredients, and along the way she makes a new friend, Penny. When Penny and her mother hit a rough patch, Naomi decides to make her own version of cake with disastrous results. Then tragedy strikes the chickens, and all fingers point to Wilma Sue just when she was starting to believe she could at last find a permanent home with Ruth and Naomi. Will the sisters turn her out, or will she discover what it feels like to be truly loved?

About the Author
Joyce Magnin is the author of several books, including "The Prayers of Agnes Sparrow", named one of the "Top 5 Best Christian Fiction Books of 2009" by "Library Journal". Her short fiction pieces and articles have been published in such magazines as" Relief Journal, Parents Express, Sunday Digest", and "Highlights for Children". A member of the Greater Philadelphia Christian Writers Fellowship, Joyce is a frequent workshop leader at various writer s conferences and women s church groups. She has three children and one grandson, and is mom to a neurotic parakeet who lives with her in Havertown, Pennsylvania.