Tuesday, June 29, 2010

UPDATED - Lumby On The Air: Book Review & GIVEAWAY

About The Book:

The enchantingly offbeat town of Lumby is surrounded by vast natural beauty -- something its quirky residents have never taken for granted. On Main Street, the town mascot, Hank, a resident pink flamingo, dreams of becoming a bald eagle soaring among the mountain peaks. But when outside forces threaten the very fabric of the town, Hank's feathers aren't the only ones that get ruffled.

Pam and Mark Walker are celebrating their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary with a weeklong family reunion and a ceremony to renew their vows. Mark breezily dismisses Pam's misgivings about temporarily closing Montis Inn, and heads off to the county fair to try his hand at both chain saw sculpting and sheep shearing, with chaotic -- and hilarious -- results. Meanwhile, Pam juggles her thrill-seeking mother, who has a new "friend with benefits," and her nonconformist niece, who posts unedited commentaries on her online blog. When Mark's brother-in-law starts broadcasting his radio talk show from Montis Inn, his disparaging remarks about small-town life cause immediate rifts that only widen when he sides with a real estate developer who wants to turn Lumby into an asphalt Aspen. As the controversy pits family against family, and neighbor against neighbor, will the spirit that defines Lumby triumph once again?


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.
For more information, view Gail Fraser's Web site.

My Review:
I recently discovered one of my new favorite authors in Gail Fraser and her Lumby Series! After reading The Lumby Lines, I fell in love with delightful and whimsical characters and writing that is remisnicent of Jan Karon. When I was approached to review Lumby On The Air, I immediately said yes! 

With each chapter, your emotions will come alive with the antics of the townspeople of Lumby, and learn about past relationship issues that come to a head in this newest edition of the Lumby Series. The book follows several broken relationships and the road to forgiveness and renewal that takes place with a number of characters. There are storylines within this novel that will appeal to both young and old. It is also a very clean book, so could easily be read by young adults (16+). 

Lumby On The Air will take you to a place that is full of small town warmth, hospitality and generosity. You will learn the importance of family, friends and community as you read this delightful book! 

I have been so impressed with this series that I was hoping it was not done. And it's not....there will be more coming soon! WooHoo! I cannot wait to see what is next for the folks of Lumby. I have already added them to my TBR List and I am very excited to see where Gail Fraser takes the town of Lumby next! 

Lumby On The Air is a perfect summer/beach read and I give it a HUGE thumbs up!!

BUY IT: Lumby On The Air will be available online, through Amazon.com and Amazon.ca in July 2010 - it will also be available through your favorite local bookseller.


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GIVEAWAY ENDS JULY 14, 2010


GOOD LUCK TO ALL!

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

10 comments:

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  2. Thanks for this delightful giveaway. It looks like a perfect book for the summertime.

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  3. This book would be wonderful and enjoyable. thanks.

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  10. This would be a great summer read.
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