Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Harriet Beamer Takes the Bus-a book review

This book can be purchase at most Christian book stores and at Amazon by clicking here.

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.

The Author
Joyce Magnin is the author of the popular and quirky Bright's Pond novels. She is a frequent conference speaker and writing instructor. When she's not writing or reading Joyce enjoys baseball, needle arts, video games and cream soda but not elevators--especially glass ones. She listens to many kinds of music, shamelessly confesses to enjoying American Idol, has never eaten a scallop or sky dived. Joyce has three children, Rebekah, Emily and Adam and three grandsons, Lemuel, Cedar and Soren and one son-in-law, Joshua. Joyce lives in Havertown, Pennsylvania with her son, Adam and their crazy cat, Mango, where she cares for an eighty-year-old onion plant.

My Opinion
This book was a delight to read from start to finish, I just loved Joyce Magnin's quirkiness in all of her little details!  As I was reading about Harriet's adventure I could just imagine my Grandma (we call her Gigi) doing most of the same things.  Gigi even went skydiving last year for her 83rd birthday.  If you love to read light hearted adventure's with a great message then this is the book for you!  I give Harriet Beamer Rides the Bus 4 out of 5 stars.

Thanks for reading,

1 comment:

Unknown said...

The author if this article was so simple and straight forward.
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