The Most Famous Illegal Goose Creek Parade (Tales from the Goose Creek B&B)

About this Book

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.


 

About the Author

I’ve featured Ginny Smith several times so this time I wanted to share a bit from her last Journal post from her website www.virginiasmith.org/

Holy Moly, I’m a runner. How did that happen?

For the first (mumble) years of my life I avoided running like the dedicated couch potato I was. Even if pried myself out of my office chair to exercise, running was the last thing I would ever do. Then a couple of years ago my daughter voiced an outrageous, ridiculous, totally impossible idea:  “Let’s get a group of girls together and run in the Disney Princess half-marathon!” Yeah, right. I informed her that (1) she must have inherited that insanity gene from her father’s side of the family, and (2) if I ever lost my grip on reality enough to agree to such a thing, the effort would kill me. But the more I thought about it, the more appeal the idea gained. First, a trip with nothing but women sounded like a lot of fun. Second, the race is at Disney World, my all-time favorite place to be. Third, I’d get to spend time with my daughter. So I agreed—but only to the 5k, not the half-marathon.

You know what? It was a blast! Not just the trip, or the fellowship, or even Disney, but I enjoyed the running more than I ever dreamed. We did the Princess 5k, and then I did a couple of 5k’s to benefit breast cancer awareness.

And then my daughter had another crazy idea: “Let’s do the Tinkerbell Half Marathon at Disney Land in California. It’s on Mother’s Day.”

Read the rest of the story…. 

My Review

This is one of those stories that is just fun to read. The characters are funny and sweet but most of all they are real. If you have ever lived in a small town you will see familiar faces.
Millie and Albert are now 10 years older than they were in Dr. Horatio vs. the Six-Toed Cat (Tales from the Goose Creek B&B), the bonus e-short story.  They are starting to look forward to retirement. However, it becomes clear that they have a different view of what their retirement should look like. It was fun to watch them go back and forth in their battle of wills.  I also enjoyed watching the new vet as she starts off on the wrong foot or should I say wrong cat’s foot.
I enjoyed this story as a whole, but I also enjoyed the stories inside the story. This story was funny without being ridiculous. But the author gives us more than a fun story, but she delves into relationship issues. She looks at small town America and the tendency to push away “outsiders.” She also looks at husband and wife relationships and father/daughter relationships. It was interesting and thought provoking.
I would buy this book for friends and family. I recommend this book to anyone who wants a light hearted story that has subtle messages about relationships.
Disclaimer:  I received this book free from the publisher in exchange for an unbiased and honest 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.

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