Isaiah 6:8

8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send? And who will go for us?”And I said, “Here am I. Send me!”

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Harriet Beamer Strikes Gold

About The Book:  This story of a senior citizen daring to stand up for herself will resonate with Christian fiction readers everywhere.  In Harriet Beamer Strikes Gold by Joyce Magnin, Harriet settles into a new life in Grass Valley, California, and gets caught up in another adventure when she decides to lease a gold mine. After listening to the pleas of a desperate teen whose daddy needs money right away—and happens to have a gold mine to lease—Harriet falls hook, line, and sinker into the venture. Although she is nervous about her investment, Harriet chooses to keep it a secret from her son, Henry, and his wife who have just learned they are expecting a baby. And besides, this just may be the ticket to a golden windfall.  But when Harriet’s friend Martha comes for a visit, she convinces Harriet to come clean because she is suspicious and just doesn’t buy that the operation is legit.  Harriet may never see an ounce of gold, but it is the fate of the young teen that really begins to matter. And it takes an emergency with her daughter-in-law, Prudence, for Harriet to learn where her true treasure lies.

About The Author:  Joyce Magnin is the author of five novels, including the popular and quirky Bright's Pond Series and the middle-grade novel Carrying Mason.  She is a frequent speaker and writing instructor.  Joyce lives in Pennsylvania with her son, Adam, and their crazy cat, Mango, who likes to eat nachos.

My Thoughts On The Book:  Harriet Beamer Strikes Gold is one of the most delightful books I have read in some time! It is so much fun, definitely an easy read and from the moment I started the first page I was hooked.  I loved Harriet Beamer, her high top tennis shoes, and her precious, artsy  friend Martha.  I wanted to be with them on every excursion they went on.  Magnin is a master of the word and this book is a must read.  If you are headed out to the beach, love to read at lunch time, or just want to be taken away and you are out of Calgon this book is for you.

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from Thomas Nelson Publishings Book Sneeze, as part of their Book Review Blogger Program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission's 16 CFR, Part 255: "Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising."

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