Dearest Dorothy, Are We There Yet?

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For the legions of readers who enjoy books that celebrate life?s simple pleasures, eighty-seven-year-old Dorothy Jean Wetstra and her beloved farming town of Partonville, Illinois, will become instant favorites. In this hilarious, touching series, Charlene Ann Baumbich introduces readers to Dearest Dorothy, who tools around town in a 1976 Lincoln Continental nicknamed ?The Tank,? plays bunco regularly with her pals, and grabs a stool at Harry?s counter often enough to stay on top of the latest-breaking news?which...

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Overview

For the legions of readers who enjoy books that celebrate life’s simple pleasures, eighty-seven-year-old Dorothy Jean Wetstra and her beloved farming town of Partonville, Illinois, will become instant favorites. In this hilarious, touching series, Charlene Ann Baumbich introduces readers to Dearest Dorothy, who tools around town in a 1976 Lincoln Continental nicknamed “The Tank,” plays bunco regularly with her pals, and grabs a stool at Harry’s counter often enough to stay on top of the latest-breaking news—which she is often creating. In the series debut, Dearest Dorothy, Are We There Yet?, Dorothy faces a decision that may change her town forever, and her gift for shaking things up comes in handy. In the second book, Dearest Dorothy, Slow Down, You're Wearing Us Out!, the town’s irresistible cast of characters is back in full swing as they confront some of the many surprises life sends their way. So pull up a chair and get ready for fireworks, laughter, and we’ll-get-through-it-all-with-faith friendships.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780142003794
  • Publisher: Viking Penguin
  • Publication date: 1/27/2004
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 693,891
  • Product dimensions: 5.28 (w) x 7.78 (h) x 0.51 (d)

Meet the Author

Charlene Ann Baumbich is the author of the previous three books in the Partonville series. A popular speaker, journalist, and author, for several years she has lectured to women’s groups and retreats. Baumbich is also an award-winning journalist whose work has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, Today’s Christian Woman, and numerous other publications. She is the author of six nonfiction books of humor and inspiration.

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  • Posted April 11, 2009

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    Don't miss this story, you will never want to leave

    This story of life in a small town will remind you of everything important in life. you will see yourself and everyone you know. I just can't recomend this book more strongly! Just plain fun and joy!

    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 6, 2004

    Take time to visit Partonville!!!

    Rarely do you find a book that touches your heart and tickles your funny bone. Dorothy Jean makes life a wonderful celebration of faith, friends and fireworks. Thank you for a wonderful visit to Partonville!! The characters are delightful!!

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 12, 2004

    A wonderful escape!

    What a great book. Mrs. Baumbich does an excellent job of creating word pictures that make me want to move to Partonville. The characters are so real. I truly care about Dorothy, and many of the others.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 3, 2014

    Today I found the first book in an older series that entertained

    Today I found the first book in an older series that entertained me immensely.  87 year old Dorothy Jean has lived on her 180 acre farm in Partonville (Pardon me ville), Illinois, for her whole life.  Her husband and daughter are dead, and her two boys and grandchildren visit infrequently, but Dorothy lives a brilliant life amongst all of the folks in her small town.  An old friends's daughter and grandson are coming to town from New York, to close out her aunt's home. And she hopes to get in and out of town as quickly as possible.  But she finds her heart strangely opened by Dorothy and her friends.




    Baumbich is a Christian humorist and she does a bang up job with Dorothy Dearest, who is always talking to " The Big Guy" with a conclusion of "Dear Lord--Do SOMETHING".  The situations are realistic but are handled with a prayerful touch, mixed with a large dash of fun!! Filled will a full cast of strangely lovable people, the is the beginning of more hopefully great reads for me. I listened to this on audio and highly recommend it to everyone . 

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  • Posted November 1, 2013

    Heartwarming and hilarious!

    This is one of those books that starts off slowly and by the end you are sorry to turn the last page. This Dorothy girl is a riot. I must say I am secretly glad she doesn't live in my neighborhood. That "tank" is lethal! All the characters are memorable and I love that the heroine is even older than me. That doesn't happen very often. Pure Americana. I passed it on to one of my friends who called later, still laughing. We both intend to read more of the further adventures of Dearest Dorothy.

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