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Posted May 2, 2010
Run For Your Life - Alligators and Seniors: A Surprisingly Charming Story!
Rating: 4 of 5
Author: P.B. LaSalle
Having witnessed the brutal alligator attack and subsequent death of his best friend, Anthony Lucas devoted his life to understanding their habitats, behaviors, and interactions with humans. Years later, Lucas - now a doctor - travels the world both studying and lecturing on the dangers of cohabitating with these animals. Recently, some strange goings-on in a Florida mobile home park for seniors have drawn the attention of the residents as well as Dr. Lucas who comes to both investigate and educate the park's members. What is in store for all is mystery, adventure, and even possibly - romance.
P.B. LaSalle's book Run for Your Life took me a bit by surprise. Given its title and opening chapters, I thought this would be a bit of an action adventure B-movie type of novel with a crazed alligator terrorizing a mobile home park. Instead what I found was a charming story of senior residents and the culture surrounding their Florida lifestyle. There is the lonely but helpful widowed handyman missing his departed wife, the attractive but self conscious woman struggling to manage the affections of two men, the world traveling famous doctor, the couple always meant for one another but never together, and so on. The presence of an unwanted alligator in their mobile home park is the catalyst that brings all of these personalities together. But the story is really about the residents - their struggles, their desires, their lifestyles, and the relationships that grow and evolve with the events that have drawn them together.
Run for Your Life is a charming story to be enjoyed as a quick vacation read. You'll connect with its characters while wondering what could happen to one or more of these lovely people as the wayward alligator threatens their community.
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Posted June 3, 2010
"Run for Your Life" gives insightful, factual information delightfully delivered in a fictional account of life in a Florida retirement community.
It moves quickly, and totally involves the reader in the exciting, interwoven plot.
PB LaSalle's characters are illuminated by her creative writing style, and her chapter configuration keeps the reader totally engrossed and guessing!
Just loved it!
Posted February 2, 2010
P.B. LaSalle has captured the characters and settings of SW Florida extremely well in her first novel RUN FOR YOUR LIFE. This book moves along and has enough mystery,romance, and plot to keep the reader wanting to know what will happen next. Anyone who lives in a 55+ retirement community,especially in Florida, will feel right at home in TerraCove!
The neighbors' lives are realistic and soon the reader feels he or she is a part of the group. Although, there is a scary 'gator on the cover and TerraCove has a 'gator, this book is a delightfully fun read.
Posted January 5, 2010
I found Run For Your Life by P. B. LaSalle an easy read. Its characters were very believable and I liked that the plot was different from what is being offered on the market today, yet fluid and interesting. I really enjoyed this book and recommend it.
Run For Your Life by P. B. LaSalle is a story of adventure, suspense, intrigue and romance, all revolving around the adventures of the residents of a mobile home park in SW Florida. It's an enjoyable novel that flows very nicely written by a convincing writer.