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Tool around in "The Tank" and savor neighborhood gossip with 87-year-old Dorothy Westra! The hilarious bunco-playing octogenarian is thrilled that her lawyer son is moving back to Partonville. Perhaps he can help Katie Durbin with more than just legal matters! Meanwhile, the mayoral race between Gladys McKern and Sam Vitner has all the town abuzz. 300 pages, softcover from Penguin.
Home is where the heart is-and this Partonville homecoming will warm the hearts of all Dearest Dorothy fans this fall
The colorful characters of Partonville, Illinois, are back once again to delight Charlene Ann Baumbich's ever-growing legion of fans. Dorothy is thrilled that her attorney son Jacob is moving back to their hometown and wonders if he might help Katie Durbin with more than legal matters. Meanwhile, Partonville's mayoral elections have just heated up. Incumbent Gladys McKern is being challenged by Sam Vitner, owner of Swappin' Sam's, whose campaign slogan is "McKern's had her turn! Time to SWAP! VITNER for Mayor!" And the contest to name Katie's new mini-mall incites competition and a mad dash of entries. Through it all, Dorothy's spirit and the Partonvillers' antics will keep readers wanting to circle the town square again and again.
Charlene Ann Baumbich, an award-winning journalist whose work has appeared in numerous publications, is the author of five Dearest Dorothy novels and six nonfiction books of humor and inspiration.
"Fans of Jan Karon's Mitford or Philip Gulley's Harmony will revel in the antics of the residents of Partonville. . . . The characters are quirky and charming."