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Book By Author:  Amanda Farmer

Don't Cry Over Spilled Dr. Pepper
 Don't Cry Over Spilled Dr. Pepper
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 This book chronicles a series of short every day life stories of the author and her husband. The ventures take place on their 40 acre hobby farm in Minnesota. The main characters are actually just a couple of farm kids who have never grown up and are willing to share the challenges of their life in the country as they grow older.

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An author’s tale of adventures in rural Minnesota, not sweating the small stuff or the spilled Dr. Pepper!


Don’t Cry Over Spilled Dr. Pepper! The title immediately intrigued me. I am a Dr. Pepper fan and wondered what it would be about. It was a chronological journey written by author, Amanda Farmer, and a compilation of her short stories about Minnesota country life. She wrote of her experiences as a wife, mother, lover of the outdoors and working professional. Her stories were practical, humorous, and real. It was a pleasure to read about her connection to her family, nature and wildlife. My favourite memoir was the squirrel visitors. The kind-hearted removal of them from their house and deterrents had me laughing. The canoe trip to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area sounded like quite the adventure and a beautiful part of the world to explore. It was a tough journey but a worthy 60th birthday celebration. The novel was full of every day stories and momentous occasions in life.

Farmer’s writing style was casual and succinct for each story. The timeframe of the stories began in 2014 and ended in 2020. The author wrote about her life in her late 50’s and early 60’s. The stories highlighted the process of aging and how life is to be enjoyed… even spilled Dr. Pepper. The final story about the pandemic in 2020 and her thoughts about retiring offered a lens into the trials of 2020 both personally and identified the intense changes in the healthcare system. Ultimately, a life decision to retire was a decision made earlier than anticipated. I see another novel in Amanda Farmer’s future about her adventures in retirement! If you are looking to catch a realistic and meaningful glimpse into what it is like to live in a rural community, this novel is for you.



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Amanda Farmer Author:  Amanda Farmer


Amanda and her husband live on a 40 acre hobby farm in SE Minnesota. They play at raising beef calves. They are also the proud pet parents of a dog and a cat as well as the proud parents of a grown married daughter who is studying to be a veterinarian. Amanda is a Nurse Anesthetist by profession as well as an author.