A Little Slice of Heaven: A Celebration of Faith, Family, Perseverance, and Pie

On an out-of-the-way corner of a Virginia country road, four generations of the indomitable Woodruff family struggled and overcame impossible odds to create Woodruff's Café and Pie Shop, home of what Southern Living magazine called the best apple pie ever (yes, really ever).   With Southern grace, hospitality and humor, Angela Woodruff Scott tells the uplifting tale of a family who carved out their niche in a hostile environment, and somehow developed a flagship from slavery, to a 19th-century blacksmith shop, to a school bus stop, to a cash grocery, to the celebrated Woodruff's Café & Pie Shop pride of Amherst County.    Candid vignettes reveal the story of lives deeply informed by faith in God, old-fashioned family values, a strong work ethic, and love for fellow men and women, including the stranger perhaps especially the stranger.  It is a tale of courage, heartache, perseverance, and triumph over unbearable obstacles, richly sprinkled with colorful characters and outlandish events.   If you can't be in the heart of Virginia to experience Woodruff's Café & Pie Shop firsthand, then this handsome, well-crafted book is the next best thing.  A Little Slice of Heaven is like a time machine, a comfortable chair, a cozy hearth... a heartwarming read that ll make you feel like family.  A Little Slice of Heaven is a book to share with everyone you care about.

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