The Empress Rose

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Rose Voss isn't popular: people think her son is a terrorist and that hydroponics are good for nothing but marijuana, but she does know business. Bringing her struggling farm back from the dead and making a profit, while the Mom & Pop's around her withered away was a miracle- a miracle the town of Luscious, Missouri is desperate to have her repeat. More

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About Chris Eastvedt

Chris Eastvedt is fascinated by human behavior and will happily watch hours upon hours of PBS documentaries in an endless quest to understand the species. How could a man live in his car for six months while he started his own business? Why would that woman agree to go on Jerry Springer? These are questions that need answers. Chris writes to give people a chance to laugh and think about the little things that concern us all.


Review by: Libby Cone on April 13, 2011 :
This book held my attention for many pages, until the constant info-dump of material about the superiority of hydroponic farming wore me down. At my new digs, a front and back yard with scruffy grass are challenging me to revitalize them organically, but I doubt you want to
hear much about the three-bin method of composting or
the pros and cons of corn gluten meal. But Rose doesn't stop. At a farmers' market, after she has explained to other farmers in excruciating detail how her methods are superior, she starts all over again preaching to a restaurateur. I have been accused of doing the same thing over topics I am passionate about; I have learned that it is a quick way to bore people conversationally, and it sure is a good way to bore the reader if one is not careful.
(reviewed 44 days after purchase)
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