Thursday, August 29, 2013

Harriet Beamer Strikes Gold by Joyce Magnin

Harriet Beamer is back and I couldn't be happier. I read the first book in the Harriet series earlier this year and giggled my way through it. This one made me laugh even harder and I'm pretty sure that I'll remember it for a long time.
Harriet now lives with her son and daughter-in-law in California, far from home in Pennsylvania. More than anything she misses her BFF Martha, and a space for her salt & pepper collection.
Harriet finds herself in some funny situations, some situations that angered me, and some that melted my heart.
If you haven't acquainted yourself with Harriet Beamer then it's about time. You'll love this woman in the second half of her life.

From the back cover:
After a whirlwind cross-country move, Harriet and her donut-loving basset hound, Humphrey, have settled into a new life in Grass Valley, California. When Harriet learns that she's going to be a grandma for the first time and gets a new suite with room for her salt-and-pepper shaker collection, she can't wait for her best friend, Martha, to come visit so she can share her good news.

But adventure is never far away when Harriet is around. After listening to the pleas of a desperate teen whose daddy needs money right away-and happens to have a gold mine to lease-Harriet falls hook, line, and sinker into the venture. Although she's nervous about  her investment, Harriet chooses to keep it a secret from her son, Henry, and his wife. She can only imagine what she'll do if this turns out to be her ticket to a golden windfall.

When suspicions arise, though, it becomes clear that Harriet may never see an ounce of gold. But will she continue to trust and risk losing everything? The fate of the young teen and a family emergency show Harriet where her true treasure lies.

About the author:
Joyce Magnin is the author of five novels, including the popular and quirky Bright's Pond Series and the middle-grade novel Carrying Mason. She is a frequent conference speaker and writing instructor. Joyce lives in Pennsylvania with her son, Adam, and their crazy cat, Mango, who likes to eat nachos.

This book was provided for review by Booksneeze.

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