Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Review The Lumby Lines by: Gail Fraser

Title: The Lumby Lines
Author: Gail Fraser
Publisher: NAL Trade
Pages: 319
Format: Paperback
Source: FSB Media


Nestled in the Northwest is a quaint little town that its quirky residents are proud to call home. With charming shops lining its one main thoroughfare, Lumby is home to the oldest apple tree in the county and the smallest bank in the state. And though it's hours from the nearest big city, you'll always find Lumby close to your heart....

Nearly destroyed by fire, Montis Abbey remains a ruin on the outskirts of Lumby. Once home to a resourceful order of monks, it stands abandoned, surrounded by its overgrown orchards. Then Mark and Pam Walker, a vacationing couple from the East Coast, stumble upon it -- and upon the answer to their prayers. Leaving behing their hectic lives to to restore the monastery and turn it into an inn is a dream come true.

But some residents of Lumby take a while to warm up to outsiders. One of them is irascible William Beezer, owner of The Lumby Lines -- the newspaper "worth the paper it's printed on." At every turn, he tries to hinder the Walkers' efforts. The couple soon learns that for every citizen like William, there are many more willing to lend a hand, and that Lumby isn't just a place, it's a way of life.

My Thoughts:  

I started a book I received through FSB Media. The story of The Lumby Lines is that it takes place in the Northwest. It tells the story of the Walkers who are hoping to turn Montis Abby into a bed and breakfast. The people are lumby are similar to people you would get to know in any small town. They have their ups and downs. For example Goats eating through money in the bank. Reading the Lumby news is quite hilarious in itself. The humor Gail Fraser uses in parts of this book are great. A must read. I definitely think anyone who reads the Lumby Lines will find themselves giggling. For more information on it check out the review section of the blog.
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