Lynn is very enamored of the tale of the Beekman Boys; a tale told in The Bucolic Plague: How two Manhattanites Became Gentlemen Farmers (Harper). Her review which she sketched out this weekend when we were at Westhampton Beach is as follows:
"A fondness for old houses in the country, artisian soaps and the romance of living on a farm drew me to read the Bucolic Plague by Josh Kilmer-Purcell. Centered around the 1802 Beekman mansion in Sharon Springs, NY. It is the story of balance; balancing romantic relationships, financial concerns and adjusting to life in a small community."
"Having been a city girl who brought up kids in upstate New York it was easy for me to relate to Josh and Brent's appreciation of the artists, writers and intellects who populate many small communities in upstate New York."
"Josh tells it all with good humor and a wry sense of the Beekman boys' life as well as exhibiting a great sense of what it is like to be a gentlmen farmer."
"Read this book at the book with a nice summer cocktail"