Cedar Green (2008) by Rose Boucheron is my first read by this author. A few years ago I was transferred by my employer to a nasty little town that I disliked very much, as an escape I started reading the Mitford books by Jan Karon and then the Miss Read books. I wanted to live in the little villages and know the quirky residents that are the mainstays of those books. They are all light fast reads with humor. I stopped reading the Mitford books when they got a little too preachy and repetitive - but I still like the characters. I have collected and read all the Miss Read books, and still like the characters. These books are not what I normally read, more likely what my Mother or Grandmother would, but they give what is expected if you need that little bit of escapism.
So, when I was searching for something similar with funny little caricatures of village people, I found Cedar Green. The blurbs from the publisher and on Amazon.com sounded like what I wanted. Even the book jacket projected what I was looking for. I am afraid I was disappointed. The story line is disconnected and the characters are not in the least interesting, they could live next door to me and not in a quaint English village. I finished the book, but I don't believe I will read another of Boucheron's.