I Never Promised You a Rose Garden

A Memoir of a Naïve Sea Change

by Jennifer Cooper

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Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 09/10/2019

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 226
ISBN : 9781504319621

About the Book

Since arriving home from working overseas, Jennifer Cooper and her husband, Ted, had been searching for an exciting, fulfilling initiation into what they believed to be their destiny. Discontented with city life, the couple eventually purchased a neglected old cabin on the coast without any idea that the fork in the path of their life would soon deviate from the predictable route and lead them into unknown territory. In a candid retelling, Jennifer reveals how fate guided them to seek refuge in a real estate agent’s office on a cold, windy day, ultimately changing the course of their lives forever. After disclosing how they spontaneously purchased a rundown, two-hundred-acre dairy farm with a spectacular view, Jennifer details how their poorly researched and impulsive “Sea Change” led them down an uncertain path filled with years of accidents, incidents, and downright disasters that would not only revealed their determination to overcome seemingly insurmountable obstacles, but also to live their lives with gratitude and purpose. I Never Promised You a Rose Garden is the true story of a couple’s foray from seasoned city slickers to naïve farmers who eventually proved that positivity always leads us in the right direction, no matter how hard life becomes.

About the Author

Jennifer Cooper has lived and worked in many cities and countries where she adapted to a multitude of occupations through necessity. Her experiences and techniques for overcoming difficult and sometimes unhappy work situations enabled her to survive what became the most turbulent years of her life. Today, Jennifer lives in Victoria Australia, where she cherishes her roles as wife, mother, and grandmother.