Monday, April 23, 2012

Harriet Beamer Takes the Bus by Joyce Magnin book review

In this new contemporary novel, middle-aged Harriet Beamer is forced to leave her home in Philadelphia and move to Grass Valley California because her children decide it's time. But Harriet doesn't take the change lightly and seizes the opportunity to make the journey of her life as she travels from town to town, city to city all the way across the country using nothing but local buses, trains, ferries, trolleys and the occasional hot air balloon, a motorcycle and an Amish buggy. But it is on this journey that Harriet learns that although her family thinks it's time for her to be put out to pasture, God has a different plan.


I must admit I was a little worried I might now like this book because I hate giving negative reviews but boy I was wrong about this novel. I brought this book in bed with me and only planned on reading a few pages but I enjoyed so much that just a few pages ended up to be a few chapters and ended up putting this one down a little after 1AM .
This is very well written novel and it kinda made me want to travel just like Harriet does. I highly recommend this book.

I give this book a 5 out of 5

This book will be available in stores on April 24th 2012

*I have received a free copy of this book for my honest review.*

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