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Thursday, May 31, 2012

Harriet Beamer Takes the Bus ~ a review

untitled I had the pleasure of reading a great new novel called Harriet Beamer Takes the Bus by Joyce Magnin. This novel is about a spunky Harriet Beamer who has lost her husband and insists that she is getting along just fine with her trusty companion, Humphrey. After falling for the fourth time, her son and Daughter-in-law say enough is enough! They insist she come and live with them in California where they can keep an eye on her. Not to keen on the idea, Harriet makes a bet with them. After all, she has never lost a bet in her life…until now!

Insisting Harriet move with them to California, they make a bet that her ankle is broken, and she foolishly promises to move… if they happen to be 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 son and daughter-in-law hear Harriet will travel city-to-city by public transportation and “alternate means.” What follows is a hilarious, heartwarming journey by train, metro bus, taxi, 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.

I enjoyed this book, it is a great Sunday afternoon read that will leave you laughing and smiling along the way. Harriet Beamer Take the Bus can be purchased from any major book retailer. The Author, Joyce Magnin is the author of five novels and is a frequent conference speaker and writing instructor.


Product ~ Harriet Beamer Takes the Bus

Author ~ Joyce Magnin

Publisher: Zondervan

Pages: 320

List Price: $14.99

Pub Date: May 01, 2012

ISBN: 978-0310333555

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Disclaimer ~ I received a copy of Harriet Beamer Takes the Bus from Zondervan, in exchange for a thorough and honest review. Though I am compensated with free products, I am not compensated in the form of cash for my reviews. The opinions I have given are mine and may differ from others but are not influenced by the company or the free product provided.

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