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 Shoppride 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 strangerperhaps 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.
|Publisher:||Audacious Faith, LLC|
|Product dimensions:||5.70(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.80(d)|
About the Author
Angela Woodruff Scott, the youngest of five siblings, as well as a number of foster brothers and sisters, grew up in a cash grocery on a country corner in Amherst County, Virginia. When the store, built by her father and operated by her mother, closed after 30 years, Angela was determined to re-open it and carry on the rich Woodruff family legacy. This, her first book, is the story of that family. Angela and her husband, Larry, live near the Woodruff's Café & Pie Shop she owns and operates.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 The Corner Blacksmith 25
Chapter 2 Mama & Daddy 45
The House by the Side of the Road 56
Chapter 3 Mama the Proprietor 65
Chapter 4 Growing Up Woodruff 87
Chapter 5 Troubling Times 105
Chapter 6 Cobwebs in the Cash Drawer 113
Chapter 7 The Usual Suspects 147
Chapter 8 Homecoming 167
Mamas Sweet Potato Pie Recipe 191