Before long, her gift for shaking things up may come in handy . . . This is the first in the delightful small-town series starring “the plucky 80-something grandma who’s a demon at the wheel” Publishers Weekly.
Dearest Dorothy, Slow Down, You're Wearing Us Out! Welcome to Partonville Book 2Diversion Books #ad - You’ll soon be hooked on the small town of Partonville and its cast of assorted characters” BookReporter. Be warned—this series is addictive. For example, her new home is conveniently located—perfect for her new life as a pedestrian—and she gets to decorate it any way she pleases! Plus, her new friends Katie and Josh will be relocating from Chicago to Crooked Creek Farm.
As the moving process proves more arduous than expected, Dorothy realizes it may be time for her to slow down. But her beloved car seems to be ailing, illinois, and as Dorothy packs up her possessions at Crooked Creek Farm and prepares to move to Partonville, she’s determined to find a silver lining.
Dearest Dorothy, Slow Down, You're Wearing Us Out! Welcome to Partonville Book 2 #ad - In her late eighties, dorothy wetstra is still going strong—getting around in her 1976 Lincoln Continental nicknamed “The Tank”, playing bunco with friends, and catching up on local events while sitting at the counter at Harry’s. But old habits die hard, and Dorothy’s routines will prove as hard to break as The Tank itself .
. . Fans of jan karon’s mitford or Philip Gulley’s Harmony will revel in the antics of the residents of Partonville. Publishers Weekly.
Dearest Dorothy, Help! I've Lost Myself! Welcome to Partonville Book 3Penguin Books #ad - Charlene ann baumbich's two heartwarming Dearest Dorothy novels have transported thousands to a little Midwestern town where the ups and downs of everyday life have charmed readers and left them clamoring for more. Now in dearest dorothy, help! i've lost Myself! Partonville marks its centennial plus thirty—by arguing over the best way to celebrate it.
Dearest Dorothy, Help! I've Lost Myself! Welcome to Partonville Book 3 #ad - Of course, the character everyone has come to love is the feisty former bandleader, 87-year-old Dorothy Jean Wetstra. Meanwhile, the acting mayor is trying to change a vital part of the town square but it's always been that way! and a newcomer named Katie can't avoid the suspicion that she's grown far closer to this quirky little place than she had ever intended.
Delightful and touching, this tale is every bit as addictive as its predecessors.
Dearest Dorothy, Who Would Have Ever Thought?! Welcome to Partonville Book 4Penguin Books #ad - Now charlene baumbich uses her wonderful gift of storytelling to celebrate the simple pleasures of life in this heartwarming and hilarious story. Amid assigning duties and preparing recipes, everyone tries to ignore bossy acting mayor Gladys McKern. Meanwhile, katie durbin considers another real estate project, Jessica Joy struggles with an unexpected turn of events, and Dearest Dorothy doles out advice and love in equal amounts to everyone.
. Charlene ann baumbich has won a loyal following of readers with the first three books in the Dearest Dorothy series, featuring the amusing and touching adventures of the townspeople of Partonville. The fourth book in the series finds the residents of Partonville preparing for a festive Thanksgiving dinner at the local church.
Dearest Dorothy, Merry Everything! Welcome to Partonville Book 5Penguin Books #ad - Meanwhile, katie durbin worries that her ambitious plan to revitalize Partonville's shopping district will crumble under the bullheaded doubts of a few townies-unless a Christmas miracle and a few of Dearest Dorothy's prayers can help her to win those stubborn folks over. Her latest heartwarming addition opens with everyone pitching in to help a local family rocked by tragedy.
Dearest Dorothy, Merry Everything! Welcome to Partonville Book 5 #ad - Just in time for the holidays-a partonville christmas story that all Dearest Dorothy fans will have on their wish list Through four Dearest Dorothy novels, Charlene Ann Baumbich has beguiled a growing legion of readers with the humorous and endearing denizens of Partonville, Illinois.
Dearest Dorothy, If Not Now, When? A Dearest Dorothy Partonville Novel Book 6Penguin Books #ad - Through it all, dorothy's spirit and the Partonvillers' antics will keep readers wanting to circle the town square again and again. Dorothy is thrilled that her attorney son Jacob is moving back to their hometown and wonders if he might help Katie Durbin with more than legal matters. Meanwhile, Partonville's mayoral elections have just heated up.
Incumbent gladys mckern is being challenged by sam vitner, owner of swappin' sam's, whose campaign slogan is "McKern's had her turn! Time to SWAP! VITNER for Mayor!" And the contest to name Katie's new mini-mall incites competition and a mad dash of entries. Home is where the heart is-and this partonville homecoming will warm the hearts of all Dearest Dorothy fans this fall The colorful characters of Partonville, Illinois, are back once again to delight Charlene Ann Baumbich's ever-growing legion of fans.
Silence and CircumstanceUntreed Reads Publishing #ad - While sir arthur conan doyle and his protégé, ian fleming, speed towards Istanbul on the Orient Express in search of Agatha’s diary, Charlotte discovers clues that dispatch her to Berlin where she stumbles into a world gone mad. Tolkien, and many others, this historical adventure delves into the shadows of mysterious societies, where it appears something dark is rising .
. . After receiving a mysterious letter, Charlotte embarks on a harrowing quest, aided by many of the famous and elite of the twentieth century. Did the great writer really just “black out, ” only to somehow reappear days later at a spa hotel? Could she be a pawn trapped in an international mystery? Or was she the puppet-master? The adventure unfolds through the perspective of Christie’s trusted governess, Charlotte “Carlo” Fisher.
Silence and Circumstance #ad - When agatha christie disappeared for eleven days in December, 1926, all of England was abuzz with speculation. Historical fact and tantalizing fiction merge in this unique interwar thriller about Agatha Christie’s mysterious disappearance in 1926. With a dizzying cast of characters that includes Dorothy Parker, Pablo Picasso, Lillian Hellman, J.
The Most Famous Illegal Goose Creek Parade Tales from the Goose Creek B&B Book 1Harvest House Publishers #ad - A new veterinarian has hung up her shingle, but she’s only got one patient—the smelly dog belonging to her part-time receptionist. He anticipates many enjoyable years in which every day feels like Saturday. When she learns that a victorian-era home is up for sale, Millie launches a full-blown campaign to convince Al that God’s plan for them is to turn that house into a B&B.
But a b&b won’t be the only change for the small Kentucky town. Its quirky characters and their many shenanigans will make you laugh out loud as they touch a place in your heart. Even though retirement is still three years away, Al Richardson is counting the days. In this first book of the tales from the Goose Creek B&B, you’ll fall in love with a small town that feels like coming home.
The Most Famous Illegal Goose Creek Parade Tales from the Goose Creek B&B Book 1 #ad - And sides are being taken in the issue of the water tower, which needs a new coat of paint…but no one can agree who should paint it. The situation is coming to a head. Who could have imagined a town protest over a water tower? And who would believe it could culminate in an illegal parade?Get lost in a novel that reminds you why you love reading.
But al’s wife, Millie, has different plans for their retirement.
Miss Budge Goes to Fountain City: A Mildred Budge Christmas Story The Short Adventures of Mildred Budge Book 3Quotidian Books #ad - They can’t hear the song, and the angels on top can’t fly. Let’s go to Fountain City and find Mr. It fits companionably with the two other sets of shorter adventures: Miss Budge in Love and The Mission of Mildred Budge. Longer novels include Mildred Budge in Cloverdale and Mildred Budge in Embankment.
About the author:while daphne simpkins is currently engaged in writing about church life in the South with her Mildred Budge stories, she has also written non-fiction books about caregiving and cooking. Don’t you ever want to run away from Christmas?”Mildred Budge’s answer to Dixie was immediate and truthful.
Yes, yes, yes, ” Mildred said with conviction. She couldn’t stop saying yes, though the very idea that a good church lady would want to run away from the occasion during the year that marked the birth of Jesus-- the reason for the season for a tried and true church lady of the South-- was almost beyond explanation.
Miss Budge Goes to Fountain City: A Mildred Budge Christmas Story The Short Adventures of Mildred Budge Book 3 #ad - Then, let’s go. By the time Mildred and Dixie find Mr. Fixit and sample pies at the shop next door, the two runaways from Christmas find themselves right at home in Fountain City and more comfortable with who they are. If you are looking for an uplifting story that reminds you of the reason for the season after all, you’ll surely enjoy this newest short adventure of Mildred Budge and her new friend Dixie, a woman whose multiple personalities encourages readers to enjoy the dimensions of personhood that can’t be labeled and which often respond to beauty and shared joy.
If you don’t love christmas and especially if you do, grab a copy of this charming Christmas story today.
Renovating the Richardsons Tales from the Goose Creek B&B Book 2Harvest House Publishers, Inc. #ad - Things are finally starting to fall into a steady rhythm in the small town of Goose Creek, Kentucky. But justin lives just outside the city limits, and the rules say that players must live in town. As if that weren’t enough to keep the town gossips busy, a massage therapist has come to town and opened up shop.
And the new vet, susan, has finally found acceptance from the town—not to mention a hunky new boyfriend, Justin. But things never stay quiet for long in Goose Creek. Her husband, Al, is busy writing checks for the renovations. Millie richardson is hard at work renovating a drafty Victorian house into a B&B.
Renovating the Richardsons Tales from the Goose Creek B&B Book 2 #ad - The inner-county softball game is coming up, and Millie volunteers Al as team manager. But the softball team is a disaster. If they’re not going to embarrass themselves in front of the whole of Franklin County, Al needs Justin to play. Imagine—a massage parlor!—in Goose Creek! No decent Creeker will stand for it.
It’s up to al and Millie—again—to save the day.
The Room with the Second-Best View Tales from the Goose Creek B&B Book 3Harvest House Publishers #ad - Can it survive the next month? Meanwhile, the town's anniversary plans are in a state of chaos as the celebration committee scrambles to raise the necessary funds—an effort spearheaded by a "newcomer, " which ruffles the townsfolk's feathers. Goose creek has lasted 150 years. Excitement is in the air in goose Creek, Kentucky, as the small town prepares to celebrate its 150th anniversary and the veterinarian's upcoming wedding.
But trouble is brewing in this provincial paradise. She plans to be the most gracious Southern hostess—until a tumble down the stairs leaves her unprepared for their quirky and cantankerous first guest. The b&b is open for Business!Shhh. Al richardson agreed to open a b&B with his wife after his retirement in two years, but Millie secretly invites some guests to stay for the wedding.