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Promise in ‘Plan B’ by Mary L. Farr – Book Review


Promise in ‘Plan B’ is the first inspirational book that inspired me to finish it. This is because Ms. Farr’s book is more personal than others and not at all pompous; I mean her horse helped write it. She, Mary, not the horse, certainly relates grand success stories, which is good, but Mary Farr truly shines in depicting the mini successes that others have achieved and that we can accomplish as well. This made me feel very good. It is so nice to be told we are not alone and that we don’t have to achieve everything ourselves, there are many avenues to success, and there are many types of fulfillment. And her coauthor, Noah the horse, is funny. Serious talk about overcoming and sidestepping obstacles interspersed with witty, funny writing makes Promise in ‘Plan B’ excellent.

See her book on Amazon.

– Paul R. De Lancey, reviewer

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Book Review of Mary Farr’s “Never Say Neigh”

Saint Paul, Minn.  Author Mary I. Farr has devoted the past 30 years to exploring the worlds of hope, healing and humor. Today she has noahhorsemerged these life essentials into a wildly funny and gently inspirational book, Never Say Neigh. The book recently won honors in The Paris Book Festival, The Great Midwest Book Festival and the Animals, Animals, Animals Book Festival.

A retired hospital chaplain with plenty of wisdom under her belt and a lifelong passion for horses, Farr chose an unusual writing partner for her award-winning book—her American quarter horse, Noah Vail. Even his name says he has a funny bone of his own.

“This is a comical horse,” Farr says. “He’s just the kind of character I imagined could ‘talk’ to people about life and its many lessons, but in a welcoming way. I figured why not use him as a humorous spiritual corrective in an often noisy world of gridlock.”

Never Say Neigh encompasses a year on the road with Noah and his partner Madam, sometimes referred to as The Management. Compassion is the order of the day for Noah. He eschews violence, prejudice and polarized politics – all with a generous dose of levity and fun.

“It’s hard to argue with a horse,” Farr says. “Noah, as the book’s narrator, makes the most difficult topics approachable for readers. He also opines on a good deal of human behavior.”

Even Noah’s blogs have won him acclaim as an Erma Bombeck Writer’s Workshop Humor Writer of the Month. And he’s nothing if not a well-rounded author. He keeps an active Twitter account, a Facebook page with more than 101,000 fans, and a blog. Fans can also find him on YouTube.

Never Say Neigh is available at Amazon in paperback and in Kindle.

– Donna Cavanagh

I am pleased to have the witty and brilliant Donna Cavanaugh do a guest blog today. I shall return shortly.
– Chef Paul

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