Monday, March 1, 2010

The Lumby Lines by Gail Fraser

New American Library, May 2007

Genre: Fiction

East Coast yuppies, Mark and Pam Walker, decide to give up their hectic city lives and buy Montis Abbey in the small town of Lumby. Montis Abbey was once the home to an order of monks, but after a fire almost destroys it, it stands abandon. The Walkers dream of making this into an inn.

Like many small towns, outsiders are looked at with suspicion. Lumby is no different and the Walkers find they aren’t exactly welcomed with open arms. Things become even worse when the owner of the local newspaper, The Lumby Lines, publicly comes out against the Walkers and threatens to sue them.

The Walkers aren’t easy to chase away. They continue their mission to turn the Montis Abbey into a warm inn that will entice visitors to the quaint town of Lumby.

This book is a total joy to read. It’s filled with a wide array of characters. Each one is crafted to perfect with distinct personalities of their own. The setting gives readers the “warm, fuzzy” feeling and easily transports the reader to Lumby. At the end of the book there is even a delightful interview between the author and her characters. The Lumby Lines is the first book in this series. There are a total of five books in all. Check it out at the author’s website at Lumby Books.

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  1. I really enjoy this type of book with the small town and the great characters. I'm adding this to my list. Awesome review!

  2. I have this one on my stack to read this year so I'm glad to hear it was a lovely book. :-)


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