The Most Famous Illegal Goose Creek Parade

The Most Famous Illegal Goose Creek Parade

by Virginia Smith


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In this first book of the Tales from the Goose Creek B&B, you'll fall in love with a small town that feels like coming home. Its quirky characters and their many shenanigans will make you laugh out loud as they touch a place in your heart.

Even though retirement is still three years away, Al Richardson is counting the days. He anticipates many enjoyable years in which every day feels like Saturday. But Al's wife, Millie, has different plans for their retirement. When she learns that a Victorian-era home is up for sale, Millie launches a full-blown campaign to convince Al that God's plan for them is to turn that house into a B&B.

But a B&B won't be the only change for the small Kentucky town. A new veterinarian has hung up her shingle, but she's only got one patient—the smelly dog belonging to her part-time receptionist. And sides are being taken in the issue of the water tower, which needs a new coat of paint...but no one can agree who should paint it.

The situation is coming to a head. Who could have imagined a town protest over a water tower? And who would believe it could culminate in an illegal parade?

Get lost in a novel that reminds you why you love reading.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780736964777
Publisher: Harvest House Publishers
Publication date: 09/01/2015
Series: Tales from the Goose Creek B&B Series , #1
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 7.90(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range: 3 Months

About the Author

Virginia Smith is the bestselling author of more than 30 inspirational novels and 50 articles and short stories. Her books have received many awards, including two Holt Medallion Awards of Merit. Meet her online at

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The Most Famous Illegal Goose Creek Parade 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
GratefulGrandma More than 1 year ago
Goose Creek, Kentucky is a small town, quirky little place that is dying. There are no new businesses, not a lot of young people and a lot of curmudgeons living the busybody life. Millie and Al are looking forward to retirement. Millie works at the local veterinary office as a receptionist and Al works out of town in Frankfort. The characters they work with add to the humor, drama and romance of the story. Millie wants to buy the Updyke House, a large, rundown home to turn into a bed and breakfast, Al just wants to retire to a quiet life. Who would win this battle of wills? When the town council sends out an RFB to find someone to paint the water tower, the town has a crisis. Two sides emerge in the issue --- should they hire locally and keep the money in Goose Creek, or should they hire from outside the town and bring in new blood? There is also a new Vet in town who is not well received by the residents. Will she be able to make a go of her new business in this quaint village? A homey feel, quirky characters, and just a plain feel-good story that is sometimes laugh-out-loud funny and then very poignant. The characters are wonderful. There are many eccentric, quirky ones to balance out the main characters. It is old school in the sense that there is some prejudice against females (not a lot) and Millie uses her feminine side to get Al to do what she wants but it is not too bad. This was an enjoyable read and I am looking forward to the next one in the series by Virginia Smith. If you are looking for a novel with some good clean fun, then pick this one up.
lolly-pops More than 1 year ago
THE MOST FAMOUS ILLEGAL GOOSE CREEK PARADE is a fun, chicklitty type story set in small town America. As a resident of a small town myself, I can see these people in my daily life, and so understand the mindset. THE MIST FAMOUS ILLEGAL GOOSE CREEK PARADE is just one of the stories that are fun to read. The characters are sweet, funny and real. Millie and Al are looking forward to retirement -- but they have different ideas of what retirement should look like. I sympathized more with Al, Millie's manipulation of him got on my nerves. She wanted her way, no question about it and she used every womanly wile in the book to get it. Al just wanted a quiet, secure retirement. Who would win this battle of wills? Al and Millie went to church and he went to men's meetings, but I saw no indication they prayed together--or even separately--for God's will in what they should do. There is also a new vet in town, who managed to get off on the wrong foot and alienated everyone in town her first day on the job. Ouch! I did really enjoy THE MOST FAMOUS ILLEGAL GOOSE CREEK PARADE and would recommend it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I have to admit, I had a hard time getting into this book. I am glad I didn't put it down. It is a cute story, with lovable characters. I will gladly read the sequel.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Definitely a different story line, but with captivating mixture of mystery , romance and humor. Look forward to the sequel .
VicG More than 1 year ago
Virginia Smith in her new book, “The Most Famous Illegal Goose Creek Parade” Book One in the Tales from the Goose Creek B&B series published by Harvest House Publishers takes us into the life of Al Richardson. From the Back Cover: Welcome to Goose Creek! Al Richardson is perfectly content in his Goose Creek, Kentucky home. The village is charming, the neighbors are friendly, and retirement is only three years and sixty-three days away. But changes are right around the corner for Goose Creek. Al’s wife, Millie, is hatching a plan to renovate an old Victorian eyesore and open a B&B. The new veterinarian is mystified when her only patient is Al and Millie’s smelly dog. And folks are starting to take sides over who should give the water tower a new coat of paint…an issue that just might lead to an illegal parade? Retirement or not, Al is about to get a lot busier than he bargained for. A delightful, quirky comedy about a small town with a big heart. Welcome to Goose Creek small town USA. When we came across America we were privileged to stop in a number of small towns and while we didn’t get to stay long we stood long enough to know that we had been in a very pleasant place. Goose Creek is a very pleasant place. Al and Millie, as well as all the other supporting characters are some of the finest people you would ever want to meet. Ms. Smith really knows how to write not only the individuals that populate the town but the scenery and buildings as well. Just wait until you read what the Victorian mansion looks like you will be amazed. This is a fun story but it also looks at relationship issues especially between Millie and Al. I enjoyed this book a lot and am looking forward to the next book in this series from this highly talented author. Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book for free from Harvest House Publishers for this review. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255: “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”
janesquires More than 1 year ago
A delightful story of Al and Millie Richardson. And Millie working to buy an old place to open a B & B. The friction between husband and wife so enjoyable to read. Also enters Susan who buys a Vet Clinic. Small town people are hesitate to accept newcomers as I well know. Then the town becomes divided over an issue. Millie hires Justin, who is an out of towner, and he has eyes for Susan. The antics that happen to Susan help her clinic and get her known. Young people are portrayed who struggle being able to make their own decisions. I hope there are move books coming about Goose Creek.