Thursday, April 15, 2010

The Lumby Lines: Book Review

About The Book:

Nestled in the Northwest is a quaint little town that its quirky residents are proud to call home. With charming shops lining its one main thoroughfare, Lumby has the oldest apple tree in the county and the smallest bank in the state. And though it's hours from the nearest big city, you'll always find Lumby close to your heart . . .

Nearly destroyed by fire, Montis Abbey remains a ruin on the outskirts of Lumby. Once home to a resourceful order of monks, it stands abandoned, surrounded by its overgrown orchards. Then Mark and Pam Walker, a vacationing couple from the East Coast, stumble upon it -- and upon the answer to their prayers. Leaving behind their hectic lives to restore the monastery and turn it into an inn is a dream come true.

But some residents of Lumby take a while to warm up to outsiders. One of them is irascible William Beezer, owner of The Lumby Lines -- the newspaper "worth the paper it's printed on." At every turn, he tries to hinder the Walkers' efforts. The couple soon learns that for every citizen like William, there are many more willing to lend a hand, and that Lumby isn't just a place -- it's a way of life.

Other books in this series include: Stealing Lumby, Lumby's Bounty, The Promise of Lumby, and Lumby on the Air (coming Spring 2010).


About The Author:

Gail Fraser had a successful career in corporate America holding senior executive and upper management positions in several Fortune 500 and start-up corporations. She lives with her husband, Art Poulin, and their two dogs near Saratoga Springs, New York.

You can read an excerpt of The Lumby Lines here.

My Review:

The Lumby Lines was a remarkable book. Full of quirky and lovable characters and beautifully written, you will be taken to a place full of relaxation and beauty without even leaving your home. Very reminiscent of Jan Karon's writing, I highly recommend this easy to read, and also quick to read, book. I cannot wait to read the rest of this series.

BUY IT:  Purchase The Lumby Lines by Gail Fraser online through Amazon.ca and Amazon.com

***Thank you to FSB Media for providing me with a complimentary copy of this book for the purpose of review on this blog***

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