Thursday, May 27, 2010

Lumby's Bounty

Lumby's Bounty
By Gail Fraser

From the book: When a silly scheme commits Lumby to building a balloon for the regional festival it must host in twelve short weeks, the town's worthies take up the challenge, wreaking havoc along the way as test balloons suffer hilarious fates. But two foreigners who are visiting Saint Cross come to their rescue; Kai, a sincere young man who discovers his destiny is not in the priesthood, and his brother, Jamar, who brings his own brand of charismatic mischief to the scene and involves several locals in a wildly romantic real estate venture. As the festival approaches, the monks of Saint Cross Abbey, now nationally known for their good works, struggle to deal with the masses of devotees-and more than a few nutcases-flocking to take up residence on the monastery grounds. But in the end, the skies clear and The Bounty of Lumby, breathtaking in color and size, lifts off the ground and floats gently over Montis Inn.
-taken from the Lumby site

Read chapter one here!

From me: Okay, seriously? These books just get better and better! It seems that each book is set about a year after the previous one (don't quote me on that) and each one has even funnier shenanigans than the last!

I am especially loving Hank (the lawn-ornament flamingo) who seems to get more outspoken and daring with every book! And how could you not love reading about farmers who graze their cows in the public park, yearly events established by odd family situations and the craziest pranks you'll ever hear!

I cannot wait to pick up the next book in the series and find out what other crazy things residents of Lumby are up to!

I received this book from the publisher in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.