Lumby's Bounty by Gail Fraser

Read: July 5 - July 10
Format: Trade paperback 368 pages
Source: Barnes & Noble
Setting: Lumby, Northwest USA
Category: Niagara Falls -- Overflow/Books found - Internet
Challenges: 101020, 75 Book, BOSC
Stars: 3½

This is the third book in that chronicles the town of Lumby and its inhabitants and it just seems to get better and better. We have seen in the prior two books the changes in the town and in this book we are witness to changes in the people themselves.

Brian Beezer, a ne'er-do-well teenager, who constantly seems to be getting into trouble, contracts in the towns name to host a hot air balloon festival and then sort of dumps the problem on the town to handle. As usual the residents come together to handle the situation and the underlying stories and interactions are entertaining as usual.

I really don’t want to go farther than that into the story because, IMO, it would definitely spoil the story for the next reader. The special characters from the previous books (Hank, Isabella-the blind horse) are joined with a few new "characters" as well as residents and visitors that are given more center stage. The book was so wonderfully written that I was constantly thinking about the story even when I wasn't reading it. I really wish there was a town of Lumby - I'd put it on my vacation list for sure!

And I forgot to mentioned there were some really yummy sounding recipes in this one too!

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