In a Pickle

In a Pickle

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by Karen Robbins
     
 

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Annie Pickels, a 65 year old widowed pickle entrepreneur is in real trouble. One of her city farmers is growing marijuana on his rented plot of land. Annie, thinking it is marjoram, uses it as a secret ingredient in her pickles. Insisting Tommy is a nice young man, Annie discovers his beloved Mary Jane is not the name of his girlfriend after Annie is arrested for

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Annie Pickels, a 65 year old widowed pickle entrepreneur is in real trouble. One of her city farmers is growing marijuana on his rented plot of land. Annie, thinking it is marjoram, uses it as a secret ingredient in her pickles. Insisting Tommy is a nice young man, Annie discovers his beloved Mary Jane is not the name of his girlfriend after Annie is arrested for cultivation and sale of marijuana. But Annie knows God always takes care of her. On a cruise aboard the Queen Mary 2, Annie meets the man who might solve her impending legal dilemma, Arnie. Elma, Annie's best friend, knows that Arnie is just what Annie needs in her life. But is he? Annie's niece thinks Arnie is out to fleece her aunt. Is she right? Or is Arnie the one who can get Annie out of the pickle she's in?

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781937273552
Publisher:
Martin Sisters Publishing
Publication date:
08/28/2012
Pages:
356
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.74(d)

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Meet the Author

As a full time mom, a teacher, a businesswoman, a paralegal student, a travel addict, and diver, Karen has had a wealth of experiences that contribute to her story ideas and speaking topics. In 1987, she sold her first written piece for publication in Standard, a Sunday School take-home paper. Since then she has published over 250 articles and essays in various Christian publications and written columns for a local newspaper and several regional magazines. For two years she produced a newsletter for new adult readers in the Project: LEARN organization of Cleveland. Karen has been a contributing author many compilation books including the Chicken Soup For The Soul series. She coauthored A Scrapbook of Christmas Firsts and A Scrapbook of Motherhood Firsts. Her previous novels include Divide The Child and Murder Among The Orchids.
Karen has been married to her husband Bob for 44 years. They met at Put-In-Bay, OH, where Bob drove cab for a summer and Karen worked in a pizza shop. They have five children (grandchildren being added regularly). Now that their children have grown and left the nest, Bob and Karen have been able to travel extensively having visited all of the seven continents.
"My desire is to reach people with God's love whether it is through my writing, my speaking, or my everyday encounters-wherever in the world they may occur."

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In a Pickle 4.6 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
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BrittaBridges More than 1 year ago
It's quite a journey trying to follow Annie get herself out of the pickle she is in even though it's not of her own making. From getting acquainted with the nosy neighbor, to learning about the young man with all the metal fastened in various places on his body, to meeting the very eligible man on the cruise ship, Annie's adventure gives the reader not only a time to laugh, but also a time of reflection on how we view people we don't know very well. Karen does a great job of tying all these characters together in a well written story. I recommend it highly.
Toni_S More than 1 year ago
I highly recommend In a Pickle by Karen Robbins, it is a very cute and witty book and there were parts that truly had me laughing out loud. The personalities of the characters are very life like, in fact, Annie Pickels reminds me SO much of my own grandmother, for better or worse… Which is to say that, while overal Annie Pickels is very lovable, there were parts where her thoughts or actions were endearingly annoying, in the way our own families can sometimes be. This book left me longing for my own family... and lots of pickles! I was a bit nervous when I saw that this book is considered Christian Fiction but, to be honest, while reading it I don’t think I would have noticed it was Christian Fiction if it did not say that on the back of the book. Annie Pickels is a spiritual woman, she is comfortable with her faith and does not push it on others (or by extension to the reader) which was refreshing for me. Overall I, very much, enjoyed In a Pickle and I can’t wait to see what sort of mishap Annie finds herself in next. A copy of In A Pickle was given to me to read and review.
SingleCrochet More than 1 year ago
I highly recommend this story about Annie Pickels, a sweet, refreshing widow who is willing to give a chance to a troubled young man. And another kind of chance to a handsome older man. In a Pickle is a fun and heartwarming book, well written, and definitely worth the reading.
BrendaNixon50 More than 1 year ago
Innocence, confession, forgiveness, subtle wit, love, mystery, spiritual overtones, and humor are mixed together in this delightfully tasty read. Recommended for fiction lover.