Friday, March 9, 2012
Harriet Beamer Takes the Bus by Joyce Magnin
OK, she was silly to make a bet with her daughter-in-law about her ankle injury, but she was so sure it wasn't broken, just sprained. She was wrong and now she has to sell her home and move in with her son and daughter-in-law. But she was going to do it her own way...
Zondervan and Edelweiss gave me an opportunity to download this ebook for review (thank you). It will be published April 24th in paperback. Make a note so you don't miss it.
Harriet is 72 and has never been very far from her home. She has salt and pepper shakers from all over the world, but they were gifts from friends. Since she has to travel cross-country to get to her son's home, she gets a wild idea: Why not go by bus, see some attractions on the way and buy some of her own salt and pepper shakers?
Harriet might not have seen much of the world before, but once she boards that bus, she's going to see so much more than she expected! She gets a new phone that has GPS and maps out her own route. There's no set sequence of events. She doesn't want to travel on Greyhound, just local buses. She will use trains, but no planes.
She manages to travel by helicopter and motorcycle (because she has to) and she survives. She also thanks God for His help on her journey and she's going to need Him later in the book.
This is an entertaining read about a woman who was not quite ready to take off her spurs and settle down in another home until she'd had a chance to do some riding and observing along the way. I enjoyed it.