Item description for Dearest Dorothy, Are We There Yet? (Welcome To Partonville #1) by Charlene Baumbich...
Overview Introduces the colorful inhabitants of Partonville, a small farming town in southern Illinois, including the senior citizens' softball team, the Wild Musketeers; the Happy Hookers, a group of women who used to hood rugs but switched to playing bunco; and the irrepressible eighty-seven-year-old Dorothy Jean Wetstra, who faces a choice that could change her town forever. Original. 100,000 first printing.
For the legions of readers who enjoy books that celebrate life's simple pleasures, eighty-seven-year-old Dorothy Jean Wetstra and her beloved farming town of Partonville, Illinois, will become instant favorites. In this hilarious, touching series, Charlene Ann Baumbich introduces readers to Dearest Dorothy, who tools around town in a 1976 Lincoln Continental nicknamed "The Tank," plays bunco regularly with her pals, and grabs a stool at Harry's counter often enough to stay on top of the latest-breaking news--which she is often creating. In the series debut, Dearest Dorothy, Are We There Yet?, Dorothy faces a decision that may change her town forever, and her gift for shaking things up comes in handy. In the second book, Dearest Dorothy, Slow Down, You're Wearing Us Out , the town's irresistible cast of characters is back in full swing as they confront some of the many surprises life sends their way. So pull up a chair and get ready for fireworks, laughter, and we'll-get-through-it-all-with-faith friendships.
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Booksense '76 Mar/Apr_2004 - 03/01/2004 page 1
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Studio: Penguin (Non-Classics)
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 7.7" Width: 5.1" Height: 0.6" Weight: 0.4 lbs.
Release Date Jan 1, 2004
Publisher Penguin Group USA
Series Welcome To Partonville
Series Number 1
ISBN 0142003794 ISBN13 9780142003794
Availability 0 units.
More About Charlene Baumbich
Charlene Ann Baumbich is the author of the previous three books in the Partonville series. A popular speaker, journalist, and author, for several years she has lectured to women s groups and retreats. Baumbich is also an award-winning journalist whose work has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Today s Christian Woman, and numerous other publications. She is the author of six nonfiction books of humor and inspiration."
Reviews - What do customers think about Dearest Dorothy-Are We There Yet??
Not as expected. Jan 14, 2007
The author of this was toted to be an upcoming and compared too... what. It is well written, but the plot, action and premises of this is yet to "get to me". As to "..... Are we there yet?" I still have yet to figure out what it has to do with the story of the book.
Wonderful Series Aug 23, 2006
I came upon this book by accident and I am glad that I did. The characters are wonderfully written and you will find yourself laughing one minute and all of a sudden you will have tears in your eyes. Dorothy is the type of woman that you hope you grow up to be like. Even though she is in her late 80's, she is young at heart and people find her a joy to be around. Not only is the character of Dorothy well written, but the other people in the town are interesting too. After reading this book, I went and bought all the others that are out and look forward to upcoming books. If you have read and enjoyed the "Mitford" books, I know you will enjoy this also.
Dearest Dorothy Books consistently delight Jun 25, 2006
I'm eagerly awaiting further volumes in this delightful series.
I love all of them so far.
Spunky dorothy Keeps Us Laughing Dec 10, 2004
Dorothy Jean Westra's the sort of Old lady who would wear purple if she darn well felt like it. CHARLENE ANN BAUMBICH has captured perfectly the kind of spunky older person we all admire and hope we can be in her little novel DEAREST DOROTHY, ARE WE THERE YET? Zipping betweenher farm and town in an old car she calls The Bomb, Dorothy Jean uses all the experiences of her 80-some years to face some of the toughest decisions of herlife. By her example, younger people around her realize that they, too can apply their own brand of wisdom to their knotty problems. As we laugh, ponder, love, care, and cry along with Dorothy, CHARLOTTE ANN BAUMBICH reminds us all that we need to keep our zest for life, because our attitudes and thought processes affect more people than we realize. DEAREST DOROTHY ARE WE THERE YET makes us remember, in a light-hearted way, that life is what we make it, and we owe it to ourselves and everyone else to make it good. A lesson like this could get heavy if delivered by a stern hand, but CHARLENE ANN BAUMBICH presents it in a rollicking way we can't resist,as we meet several delightful characters who inhabit a small Illinois town.
Good quick read Aug 4, 2004
Nice to read something light and 'inspirational' after so many of the dreary murder and meyham fictions on the best selling list. This was a choice of our local book club and I'm glad we had the opportunity to read it.