Thursday, June 10, 2010

The Promise of Lumby

The Promise of Lumby
by Gail Fraser

From the book: When their beloved veterinarian decides to retire, Lumby's residents turn a curious eye to a stranger, Dr. Tom Candor, who steps up to the responsibilities, hangs his shingle and is soon embraced by the town. But when one distrusting journalist digs too deep and reveals Tom's past, Lumby turns its cold back. Only after Dr. Candor leaves with one of their most beloved residents do the townsfolk pause and consider the consequences of its actions: after all, who will care for Hank if he falls ill? While some residents concoct the wildest of schemes to charm the vet back, Pam and Mark Walker respond to the Montis Inn being unexpectedly thrown into the limelight. And in Franklin, the monks of Saint Cross Abbey face their own temptations from an unexpected proposition by a group of religious vintners, the Sisters of St. Amand who have vine roots and cases of award-winning wine in tow.
-taken from the Lumby website

From me:
I love Lumby! Have you heard it enough yet? LOL I think with every book Gail Fraser writes, the Lumby residents get even more entertaining. In this book, Hank's getting a bit more talkative (the town's flamingo-lawn-ornament-mascot) and there is talk of Isabella (a blind mule) running for Mayor. The crazy newspaper articles are still going strong and so is Mark Walker, who is always coming up with wild ideas that get him into trouble. It seems, that with every book about Lumby that I read, I just grow more and more in love with the crazy, unique, quirky residents of Lumby!

Read chapter one here!

I was given this book for free in exchange for a review. All opinions are my own.