Runaway Grandma

Runaway Grandma

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by Ann McCauley
     
 

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Retired widow, Olivia Hampton, age 70, meticulously plans a new future. After faking her suicide, she moves on with a new identity and begins a new life. A haunting tale...can a person ever really escape from the past and start over?See more details below

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Retired widow, Olivia Hampton, age 70, meticulously plans a new future. After faking her suicide, she moves on with a new identity and begins a new life. A haunting tale...can a person ever really escape from the past and start over?

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John Weaver
Runaway Grandma is a well written and interesting book about a woman who decides to start her life anew at 70. Olivia is a widowed retired teacher, whose adult children have no interest in her as a person, but only rather for her financial assets. Tired of being ignored, demeaned, and used, Olivia fakes her suicide and takes off for parts unknown. This is a story filled with memorable characters, laughter and tears.
James A. Cox
Something many elders fear as they age - that their children will begin to take advantage of them for their money before they buy the proverbial farm. "Runaway Grandma" is one grandmother's way of dealing with it - by faking her own death. She attempts to settle in another state entirely, but the past has a habit of sneaking up on people causing trouble. Highly recommended to any elderly reader who may be experiencing the same problems as this titular grandmother, and for community libraries.
Karen J. Gause
Fearful that her adult children intend to take control of her life and finances, Olivia Hampton takes drastic measures to insure that she is the one in charge of her own destiny. Runaway Grandma is the story of Olivia's journey; with its highs, lows and how her decision impacts the lives of others, both the family and friends she left behind as well as her new friends. You cannot help but be drawn into the story of this warm, brave woman who makes a brand new life for herself at the age of 70.
Linda Underhill
Ann McCauley's new novel, Runaway Grandma will make you laugh and cry. One thing is certain - you will not be able to put it down. Widowed Olivia Hampton tries to escape from the demands of her scheming children and find some well-deserved freedom, but life has a funny way of refusing to let her be. If you've ever wanted to runaway yourself, escape into the pages of Runaway Grandma. This novel's memorable characters, witty dialogue and unexpected plot twists will make you glad you did.
Wilma Frana
Olivia feels that her son will try to have her declared incompetent and take control of her assets, so she carefully devises a plan to disappear. She ends up living in a different part of the country where she meets an older gentleman and they become great friends. This book reveals an unusual solution to a family problem. I highly recommend Runaway Grandma. RATING: 4 Flames - *Rare Find*

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940014395014
Publisher:
CB Publishing
Publication date:
11/07/2007
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
210
Sales rank:
1,140,458
File size:
0 MB

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