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, Partonvilleas mayoral elections have just heated up. Time to SWAP! Dearest Dorothy takes care of them, which in turn they do her a kind favor that answers her prayers. I love this simple book with profound lessons and good humor. Oct 31, Catherine rated it liked it.
A commercial realtor from Chicago learns that her aunt has died, and she is the only remaining relative.
She travels to a small country town with her son to handle all of the affairs related to her aunt's death. A simple, but sweet story that contains a variety of characters with eccentric personalities and a predictable storyline. However, this is a pleasant enough read for those times when a reader just needs a sweet story.
I felt like, in some instances, the characters were flat and cliched. Then Baumbich would craft a passage rich in emotion and depth, and I would keep going. The struggles feel real, but some situations felt manufactured. No conflict seemed involved and I kept waiting for more than she moved five hours away. Dec 23, Gina rated it it was amazing Shelves: humor , favorites , fiction. You have to love Dorothy. She's a woman in her 80's who tools around the little town of Partonville, Illinois in her Lincoln Continental, nicknamed the "tank" for good reasons.
This is book 1 in a series and every single one is worth the read.
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Be prepared to love Dorothy and to laugh at her antics. Oct 30, Carolyn rated it liked it Shelves: fair-but-naught-great. I read this whole series in Sept. The books were given to me by a "Concerned aunt" That I was back sliding into my drug days simply because I don't attend church weekly.
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This series may be okay for extreme Christians of days long ago. But for us post modern day Jesus followers , this was all just too sappy to swallow. Apr 20, Virma rated it really liked it. I really enjoyed this first installment of the Dearest Dorothy series. Sweet yet spunky! Jan 21, Jenny Kelly rated it it was amazing. Loved this book! Dorothy is such a likable, funny character. She has such a heart for the Lord and the story illustrated this throughout! This story truly shows the wonderful side of a simple, country life. I highly recommend. I am reading Book 2 as we speak. Dearest Dorothy adventures I can't wait to read the next books in the Dearest Dorothy series!
A fun story. Definitely interesting characters, good storyline and a little mystery in the lives of many in Partonville. I am looking forward to the next book to see what happens next. Fun romp! Everyone needs a Dearest Dorothy in their life!
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This book was a fun romp. I read a lot of mystery and suspense and just need a break now and then. This book fit the bill. Very enjoyable. Best book I've read in a long time One of the best books I've read. Would be comfortable with a 10 year old reading this book. Love the characters and can relate. Laughed, cried, and been inspired.
Want to be more like Dorothy! The main character is Dorothy Wetstra, an eighty-seven year old former bandleader that marches to the beat of her own drum. This book is in the same style as the Mitford series and A Can of Peas. It was a delightfully quick read that left me uplifted and smiling. Jul 24, Ann rated it really liked it.
An interesting view of small town America set in Southern Illinois and the problems and challenges of young people moving away to big cities and the loss of community. Jun 25, Kathie rated it it was amazing. Can't wait to read the next in the series!
Jul 31, Robin Tobin On the back porch reading rated it really liked it Shelves: fiction , religious-spiritual , chick-lit. Oh My! If you have not read the Dear Dorothy series, you are in for a treat Dorothy, you could be in my circle of friends any day!!! This is a very cute book. I really enjoyed it! Engaging cast of characters Entertaining book filled with likable people who love God, each other, and life in their small town. Relaxing book to read. Refreshing Read!
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