Dearest Dorothy, Slow Down, You're Wearing Us Out!

For the legions of readers who enjoy books that celebrate life s simple pleasures, eighty seven year old Dorothy Jean Wetstra and her beloved farming town of Partonville, Illinois, will become instant favorites In this hilarious, touching series, Charlene Ann Baumbich introduces readers to Dearest Dorothy, who tools around town in a 1976 Lincoln Continental nicknamed TheFor the legions of readers who enjoy books that celebrate life s simple pleasures, eighty seven year old Dorothy Jean Wetstra and her beloved farming town of Partonville, Illinois, will become instant favorites In this hilarious, touching series, Charlene Ann Baumbich introduces readers to Dearest Dorothy, who tools around town in a 1976 Lincoln Continental nicknamed The Tank, plays bunco regularly with her pals, and grabs a stool at Harry s counter often enough to stay on top of the latest breaking news which she is often creating In the series debut, Dearest Dorothy, Are We There Yet , Dorothy faces a decision that may change her town forever, and her gift for shaking things up comes in handy In the second book, Dearest Dorothy, Slow Down, You re Wearing Us Out , the town s irresistible cast of characters is back in full swing as they confront some of the many surprises life sends their way So pull up a chair and get ready for fireworks, laughter, and we ll get through it all with faith friendships.
Dearest Dorothy Slow Down You re Wearing Us Out For the legions of readers who enjoy books that celebrate life s simple pleasures eighty seven year old Dorothy Jean Wetstra and her beloved farming town of Partonville Illinois will become instant

  • Title: Dearest Dorothy, Slow Down, You're Wearing Us Out!
  • Author: Charlene Ann Baumbich
  • ISBN: 9780142004180
  • Page: 203
  • Format: Paperback
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    1. I guess I am hooked on this series. I finished this one and have been to the library to get the next. Reading Baumbich is like going on vacation to a familiar place. Her style makes it visble and she has na extraordinary cast of character that are in mosst of our neighborhoods. Dorothy, the main character has already heped me deal with a "situation" in my own life. Thank you Charlene for your vision and your faith.

    2. I sometimes enjoy books that are happy for happy's sake. I laughed and got teary and feel like I know these characters.

    3. I gave the first book a 2, this one has to be a 1. It was pretty bad. At least the first book was able to hold my interest. With this one, I kept skipping over paragraphs and pages, especially on Chapter 20, when there were 10 whole pages of play by play by play of the town's Musketeers vs. Pirate baseball game. Too long!Spoiler Alert:I"m not sure why the author gave this title: "Dearest Dorothy, Slow Down, You're Wearing Us Out!" because Dearest Dorothy at 87 years old, has finally figured out [...]

    4. I love Dearest Dorothy!Love this series. Great characters, lots of love, wonderful messages. It's got everything. This second book in the series once again touches your heart and has you tearing up and cheering on as you flip through the pages. I'm ready for the next installment of Dearest Dorothy!

    5. Cute book with continue of all the wonderful folks in "Pardon me Ville". I can relate to these folks, grew up city, but my grandparents and aunts/uncle lived, worked and thrived in a small farm town. You can see these people in you mind and feel you are along with them. Love the fact that kindness and heart are the main reasons the generation gap in this book, thrives and is so real.

    6. This book feels like good writing for the sake of good writing. Nothing really happens in this book, so there are no twist, mystery or even romance. This book is just a book about life in a small town.

    7. Wonderful story with delightful characters! Such a warm and cozy read! I'm moving on to the next book in the series!

    8. Book #2 in the Dearest Dorothy series. Please see my review of Book #1 (Dearest Dorothy, Are We There Yet?)

    9. This is considered to be an "inspirational" book and I definitely found it so. I found this book particularly appealing because of the characters. The main character, Dorothy, is 87 years old, spunky and facing the end of life choices. She has chosen to face the future herself, rather than leaving the hard choices to her children to make. She has a contagious personality and has the great gift of developing friends of every age. The supporting characters, include: Josh, a 16 year old; his mother [...]

    10. The second in this series of "inspirational fiction" about an 87-year-old woman, Dorothy moves into her new house and finds that changes can be for the best, even when they don't seem to be as such. When she almost crashes into Josh and his mom's SUV, Dorothy begins to realize that perhaps it's time to give up driving. And when she hits a garbage truck and the Tank is irreparably damaged, there's not much else she can dobut she can go out with a bang.In the meantime, the church women are working [...]

    11. The first Dearest Dorothy book was a quick light-ish read, perfect for some mindless reading during the stress of the holidays. I picked up this 2nd installment hoping for more of the same. In some respects, I got what I was looking for. This book is certainly not a difficult read, and is realitively short (266 paperback pages)EVERI like Dorothy for her spunk. This book was more about her starting to show her age/wear & tear. The emphasis on Dorothy in the Winter stage of her life made the b [...]

    12. I really enjoyed this book I both laughed and cried. You get to know Dorothy Jean Wetstra an 87 year old widow who lives on a farm near a very small southern Ill. town. She drives a 76 Lincoln Continental and is very well known and loved by most of the people in the little town. She decides to sell the farm because neither of her sons live close by nor are they interested in taking ownership so she buys a small house in town a block away from her oldest and dearest friend May Belle. The author h [...]

    13. This is the first of the "Dearest Dorothy" books I've read. It took me awhile to get into it (say, 4 or 5 chapters). I'm not sure if that was because I didn't know, and therefore care about, the characters or what.It felt a bit like a Fannie Flagg wannabe (small-town, but no quirky twist in the end) and a Debbie Macomber's Promise, Texas books (no romance-yet-but stranger comes into town and has to find her place in it). I'm interested enough that I want to read more about Partonville and its re [...]

    14. Listening to this audio version of Dearest Dorothy, I was reminded of the past and all the emotions attached to things in my home. It helps to put things in perspective. I like the transformation of Katie and her growing relationship with her son and her new friend. I will enjoy the other books in this series, although it is hard to imagine why a book about an 87 year old woman living in central Illinois would be interesting to anyone.

    15. I like this series. Funny, serious, loving, friendship, small town, you name it they have it in Partonville. I highly recommend this book. it will make you laugh and cry and find a way to relax and put your life in perspective. The characters each had their time to shine and Dorothy, well she is just the best. Life long friendship and as you read the series it builds upon each character in ways that are endearing.

    16. What I think of Dearest DorothyI absolutely LOVE the Dearest Dorothy books! Right now its my favorite book series ever! I have already read the series once and I decided to read it again because I loved it so much! I HIGHLY suggest this book to anyone who is looking for a good book series to read!

    17. Another good Dearest Dorothy book. Dorothy may be 87 years old but she sure has a lot of miles left in her.Selling the farm and moving into the city was sort of hard on her especially during the auction. But having to give up the "Tank" hurt the most, but it went out in a blaze of thunder. Enjoyed this fast refreshing book.

    18. The second delightful book in the Dearest Dorothy series! The author creates characters that you would personally want to know, and maybe some that you wouldn't. (Gladys!) a fabulous small town story that I have already added the next book to my IPad.

    19. This is the second book I read in this series. I enjoy the small town setting and the interactions between the people. The way the book is written you feel like you know the characters and can picture this quaint little town. I plan on reading the other books in the series.

    20. The second in the series of the "Dearest Dorothy" books is maybe not quite as good as the first, but still enjoyable. We see Dorothy getting older, her "Tank" (1976 Lincoln Continental) wearing out, and other changes in her life and in her friends' lives.

    21. This book was sweet and I like that Dorothy always reminded me to be praying all day, but man, I could not get into this book. It took me FOREVER to read only 266 pages!! That's not a good sign . . .

    22. The first book was such a warm tale that I could not wait to read the second book in the series. I read it in two hours! Couldn't put it down. Wonderful story line. It made me teary eyed in spots and makes you reflect on your own life choices.

    23. This is the second installment in the Dearest Dorothy series. It was just as delightful as the first. I needed a couple of light reads and these two did it! There is a third one scheduled and I look forward to it.

    24. I love this series, not because it's earth shattering fabulous writing, but because it's sweet, and it reminds me so much of my grandma and life with her. The whole series is in my queue. Thank you, Charlene.

    25. You love to laugh out loud this book is for you!! Blessings to this amazing author!! The characters are amazingly delightful!! I want to embrace them!

    26. I laughed so hard what a blessing this book is!! God bless the author and her delightful characters!!

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