If you like “series” you will enjoy visiting the small town of Lumby with Gail Fraser. And, if you liked Jan Karon’s Mitford, I think you will love getting to know the residents of this small town in the Pacific Northwest.
Although they do not have to be read in order, I felt like I was catching up with old friends as I started each book. There are new characters in each book, but the favorites Pam and Mark Walker are at the center of each. The series starts when Pam and Mark purchase a struggling Monastery, quit their corporate careers and begin the second part of their lives. They make friends and gain help from the local residents, as they work to make a success of their Montis Inn. The Monks who were the former residents of the Montis Inn become close friends and advisers, and are part of each of the books.
You may just laugh out loud as you read excerpts of the Lumby Lines, and learn of the antics of Hank – one of the town’s most colorful residents.
Each of the characters has a unique personality…some you love immediately, and some you will grow to love. Gail Fraser used a lot of imagination in developing her characters. The series has four books, but if you are like me, you will wish there were more.
Gail included some interesting notes, recipes and ideas which would make the series fun for book clubs. These are easy reads with a bit of mystery and a bit of romance and many quirky characters.
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Copyright 2010 Anne B.