Sunday, August 18, 2013
Harriet Beamer Strikes Gold
This story of a senior citizen daring to stand up for herself will resonate with Christian fiction readers everywhere.
In Harriet Beamer Strikes Gold by Joyce Magnin, Harriet settles into a new life in Grass Valley, California, and gets caught up in another adventure when she decides to lease a gold mine. 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 is nervous about her investment, Harriet chooses to keep it a secret from her son, Henry, and his wife who have just learned they are expecting a baby. And besides, this just may be the ticket to a golden windfall. But when Harriet’s friend Martha comes for a visit, she convinces Harriet to come clean because she is suspicious and just doesn’t buy that the operation is legit.
Harriet may never see an ounce of gold, but it is the fate of the young teen that really begins to matter. And it takes an emergency with her daughter-in-law, Prudence, for Harriet to learn where her true treasure lies.
Cafe Lily's Review:
This was a quick, fun story and the first book in the "Harriet Beamer" series that I have read.
It was a bit "cutesy" from what I normally choose to read, but was light hearted and enjoyable.
Harriet is a quirky senior citizen who is very young at heart. She finds herself in jams frequently, because of her own doing. I loved the fact that she had spunk and didn't let her age slow her down. She is an adventurous character and there was never a dull moment in this book.