Wednesday, April 25, 2012

"Harriet Beamer Takes the Bus" Book Review...




Book Description

April 24, 2012 Harriet Beamer Series
"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."

What we thought:  This book was fantastic!  The characters are lovable and easy to relate to and the story line is unpredictable and exciting.  You immediately love Harriet and root for her on her journey.  This book teaches many great lessons about independence, courage and forgiveness with plenty of comic relief along the way.  ABCD Diaries gives Harriet Beamer Takes the Bus an A+!


Disclosure: ABCD Diaries was given a copy of this book for review purposes only. We were in no other way compensated. The opinions expressed in this post are ours and ours alone.

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