Book Description: After a whirlwind cross-country move, Harriet and her donut-loving basset hound, Humphrey, have settled into a new life in Grass Valley, California. When Harriet learns that she's going to be a grandma for the first time and get a new suite with room for her salt-and-pepper shaker collection, she can't wait for her best friend, Martha, to come visit so she can share her good news. But adventure is never far away when Harriet is around. After listening to the pleas of a desperate teen whose daddy needs money right away---and happens to have a gold mine to lease---Harriet falls hook, line, and sinker into the venture. Although she's nervous about her investment, Harriet chooses to keep it a secret from her son, Henry, and his wife. She can only imagine what she'll do if this turns out to be her ticket to a golden windfall. When suspicions arise, though, it becomes clear that Harriet may never see an ounce of gold. But will she continue to trust and risk losing everything? The fate of the young teen and a family emergency show Harriet where her true treasure lies.
My Thoughts: I absolutely Loved the first book in the Harriet Beamer Series, Harriet Beamer Rides the Bus!
So, I waited and snatched up this book, Harriet Beamer Strikes Gold, as soon as it was available, because I knew that I would not be disappointed.
Oh!My! Joyce Magnin writes with a humorous flair that had me laughing out loud! Harriet Beamer is a force to be reckoned with, for sure!
Harriet has a heart as big as Texas so when a "desperate" teen talks Harriet into leasing a gold mine her daddy has for lease....well, Harriet secretly makes her investment. Harriet just knows that this will be the best investment for her and help others too.
Then there's Harriet's unbelievable salt and pepper shaker collection. She collects the most unique salt and pepper shakers. I think her collection shows her love for people who are most unusual. She sees the heart.
Then the fun begins!
Never try to cross a woman, especially an older woman who is quite determined. Just when things begin to go sour, Harriet (and the teen) learn where "real gold" lies.
This read was beyond my expectations! Loved, loved it!
*This book was provided for review by BookSneeze*
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- Paperback: 320 pages
- Publisher: Zondervan (August 6, 2013)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 031033358X
- ISBN-13: 978-0310333586