The Promise of Lumby (Lumby Series #4)

The Promise of Lumby (Lumby Series #4)

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by Gail Fraser
     
 

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Fourth in the acclaimed series about a small town with “a bit of romance, a bit of mystery, and a multitude of quirky and endearing characters” (Booklist).

At Montis Inn, the success of Pam Walker’s on-location restaurant is leaving her overworked and frazzled. Meanwhile, Lumby’s only veterinarian, Dr. Ellen Campbell, hasSee more details below

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Fourth in the acclaimed series about a small town with “a bit of romance, a bit of mystery, and a multitude of quirky and endearing characters” (Booklist).

At Montis Inn, the success of Pam Walker’s on-location restaurant is leaving her overworked and frazzled. Meanwhile, Lumby’s only veterinarian, Dr. Ellen Campbell, has decided to sell her business, and the townsfolk are in full panic mode. Who could possibly replace her?

When animal doctor Tom Candor arrives in Lumby, he seems to be the answer to everyone’s prayers. But some residents are not so trusting of the shy, pensive vet, especially newspaper owner Dennis Beezer, who is determined to expose Tom’s hidden secrets. The repercussions lead to an unpredictable, over-the-top adventure, and a lesson the people of Lumby won’t soon forget…

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly

Lumby fanatics are sure to stick by Fraser for her fourth installment of the series featuring her beloved townsfolk and the enigmatic, personified plastic Pink Flamingo Hank in the two-street rural Rockies' town, but newcomers might head for the hills. Sloppy with repeated use of the same descriptive words, the tale centers around newcomer Tom Candor replacing the town's beloved veterinarian. He's frowned upon because he keeps to himself (so as to not spill his secret of accidentally killing Ming the panda), but he does catch the heart of carpenter Mackenzie McGuire. Inserts of the local paper's news lend a well-needed faint chuckle in this meandering chaos of conundrums. Then there's Pam and Mark Walker, suddenly swarming with new dinner customers at their inn after a hot magazine review has foodies from across the country venturing to Lumby while the monks who sold the inn to the Walkers begin getting daily deliveries of exotic animals. It's a whirlwind of implausible activity, the perfect happy ending to every story line making it all that more unbelievable. (July)

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From the Publisher
"A visit to the charming, whimsical town of Lumby is a refreshing change from our fast paced lives."
-Joan Medlicott, author of The Ladies of Covington series

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781101108536
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
07/07/2009
Series:
Lumby Series , #4
Sold by:
Penguin Group
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
480
Sales rank:
312,196
File size:
3 MB
Age Range:
18 Years

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