Wednesday, June 23, 2010

LUMBY ON THE AIR (The Fifth Book In The Series)

OVERVIEW: The enchantingly offbeat town of Lumby is surrounded by vast natural beauty–something its quirky residents have never taken for granted. On Main Street, the town mascot, Hank, a pink flamingo, dreams of becoming a bald eagle soaring among the mountain peaks. But when outside forces threaten the very fabric of the town, Hank's feathers aren't the only ones that get ruffled.

Pam and Mark Walker are celebrating their twenty-fifth wedding anniversary with a weeklong family reunion and a ceremony to renew their vows. Mark breezily dismisses Pam's misgivings about temporarily closing Montis Inn, and heads off to the county fair to try his hand at both chain saw sculpting and sheep shearing, with chaotic — and hilarious — results. Meanwhile, Pam juggles her thrill-seeking mother, who has a new "friend with benefits," and her nonconformist niece, who posts unedited commentaries on her online blog. When Mark's brother-in-law starts broadcasting his radio talk show from Montis Inn, his disparaging remarks about small-town life cause immediate rifts that only widen when he sides with a real estate developer who wants to turn Lumby into an asphalt Aspen. As the controversy pits family against family and neighbor against neighbor, will the spirit defines Lumby triumph once again?

AUTHOR: Read about author, Gail Fraser and my review of the other books in this series here:

MY REVIEW: The newest of the Lumby series, Lumby on the Air is as well written as the earlier four books. Gail Fraser draws you into the little town of Lumby and you feel a part of it. She does it with a charming sense of humor and you smile as in your minds eye, you see the country side, the town and feel close to the characters there. I am amazed that she is able to take us through so many rich story lines and introduce us to such memorable characters.

(I am thankful to FSB Associates for providing me with this splendid series of books. Lumby on the Air is the fifth book, not the last. I look forward to the next one as the series continues.)