Friday, April 27, 2012

Harriet Beamer Takes The Bus: A Book Review and GIVEAWAY

About The Book:


Aging and recent widow Harriet Beamer insists she’s getting along fine with her dog Humphrey in Philadelphia … until she falls for the fourth time, injuring her ankle, and causing her son and daughter-in-law to cry foul. Insisting Harriet move in with them in California, they make a bet that her ankle is broken, and she foolishly promises to move if they’re right. Four x-rays later, Harriet’s ankle---and her heart---are broken. She packs up, ships her huge salt and pepper collection to California, and prepares to move away from the only life she knows. The only catch? She’s doing it her way. Just wait till her daughter-in-law hears Harriet will travel cross country only by public transportation and alternate means. What follows is a hilarious, heartwarming journey by train, metro bus, ferry, and motorcycle. Along the way, Harriet discovers that although her family thinks it’s time for her to be put out to pasture---God has a different plan.


You can read an excerpt of Harriet Beamer Takes The Bus here, in PDF format






About The Author:


Joyce Magnin is the author of five novels, including the popular and quirky Bright’s Pond Series and the middle grade novel Carrying Mason. She is a frequent conference speaker and writing instructor. Joyce lives in Pennsylvania with her son, Adam, and their crazy cat, Mango, who likes to eat nachos.


My Review:


This was a delightful, fun, quick read that will take you quite a journey as you travel along with Harriet! Magin covers a number of themes through the book like moving on after the death of a loved one, strength to have courage and friendship. Harriet is a quirky character that I immediately fell in love with and I know you will too! A great weekend book to curl up with and enjoy!


I highly recommend this book and give it a huge thumbs up!


BUY IT: You can purchase Harriet Beamer Takes The Bus at your favorite bookseller from Zondervan

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***I received a complimentary copy of this book, courtesy of Zondervan Blogger Club, for the purpose of review on this blog. All opinions expressed are my own, and I have not been compensated in any other manner***

15 comments:

  1. This sounds like a really cute read. Thanks for the review and the giveaway!

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  6. I love this author. She writes some really wonderful stories. I'd love to win a copy of this new one. Thank you for offering this giveaway!
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  7. This book sounds like a great read. My dad is going through a journey like this right now. I think that I could really connect with this book.

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  11. What a great-sounding book! I love stories like this that are fun but have a message. I have read some of Joyce Magnin before.

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