Mud Season is a memoir by Ellen Stimson that chronicles her family’s move from St. Louis to Vermont. The book is written in a self-deprecating and humorous style, and it details the challenges and joys of transitioning from city life to rural living.
The main themes of the book include the difficulties of renovating an old farmhouse, the challenges of running a small business in a small town, and the joys of living in a close-knit community. Stimson also touches on the importance of family and the value of hard work.
What I Liked
I liked the setting and the honesty of the author.
What I Did Not Like
This book could have been a couple of YouTube videos – or even a few blog posts? The book was ridiculously fluffy without much of a story…other than the basic arc of a family moving somewhere new?