In a review by Narita, blogger at The Old Crow's Empty Nest, "12 + Me" by Pat Likes received high marks. We provided a complimentary copy to Narita for her honest review, and we were pleased to see that she thought the book was "very entertaining" and that she "would be proud to give [it] as a gift to a young reader." We appreciate her honest comments. To read the entire review, click here.
12 + Me" is written by Pat Likes, alias "Pike County Patsie",
the youngest of the 13 Dunker children. In the book, she relives her growing-up years in a
farm home just across the shining Mississippi from Mark Twain's
You'll laugh and cry over the adventures
and escapades of Pat's close-knit, fun-loving family. The book includes
stories of Mom Dunker's "gentleman cow", Dad's Christmas gelatin, a
mysterious corpse, a marauding tomcat called Slick Blue, sparrows in a
brother's wedding bed, and much, much more.
From wild horseback rides to Model A
Fords, homemade bread to "mouse pies", here are memories of the
pleasures and hardships of country living you'll never forget.
Through tough times and good ones, life
and love fill the Dunker home. Patsie's memories (and recipes) bring
readers into the warm circle of her family's life in the 1930s and 1940s
and underscore the values of hearth and home.