Friday, April 28, 2023

Said No One Ever by Stephanie Eding

Stephanie Eding. Said No One Ever.

Ellie Reed's self-esteem can't take it anymore…

Ellie has just about had enough of her family's constant criticism and attempts to control her life. But when she rents an Airbnb getaway on a gorgeous farm in Montana, she encounters a whole new set of family drama. Now she's the reluctant and borderline competent caretaker of a barn full of unruly farm animals, caught between two handsome men competing for control of the farm, and the sudden best friend of a spunky elderly widow whose outrageous ideas just might change her destiny…


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Said No One Ever by Stephanie Eding

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Said No One Ever was an absolute joy to read! This story has everything – comedy, drama, a touch of romance, and a donkey! The cast contains a hilarious, feisty grandma (or two), a cantankerous, skeptical grandson, and a city girl who just needs to take a moment and reexamine her life.

Ellie needs to relax and rewind, she needs to get out of Columbus, Ohio. She's in the middle of some life-altering situations – one of her own doing, but the others not so much. Where better to forget everything than a middle-of-nowhere farm in central Montana? Marilyn Perry is a spicy, elderly farmer who just so happens to be excited to rent out her tiny house to interested travelers.

I don't know what to say, this was a sweet, funny story about different women finding what they want or need. It's a story about life and the different stages and ages. This was a story of friendships formed in unlikely places. It was also about finding one's voice and the confidence to wield it. It's a story about different family dynamics and the effect they have on those they're trying so desperately to help.

I honestly loved this book and will be adding it to my re-read shelf.

I really enjoyed this book – it leads the reader down a variety of garden paths and they are all great fun. Ellie has left a boring relationship and is reassessing her future – as far away from her hometown that she can be, in a guest house at a farm. She ends up doing far more animal care than she could imagine.

Marilyn, the elderly, injured owner of the farmhouse is highly entertaining, but also pretty insightful. Her desire to retain her freedom even as she gets older and less able is admirable, and when we also understand her desire to give her grandson, Warren, a different future, she is even more of a hero.

Eding uses our natural desire to give Ellie a romantic interest to make us think about how perception affects our judgment! It gives Ellie a chance to work out what is important and just how much she needs to value what she wants above family and expectation.

Fun read!



Author Bio

STEPHANIE EDING specializes in humorous women’s fiction about the struggles of adulthood in the twenty-first century. She works as a freelance editor, cleans when stressed, and hates cooking but loves to eat. Away from her desk, she’s a wife, mother, expert napper, and leader of a cat horde.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided with a free copy of Said No One Ever by Stephanie Eding to read and review.

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