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Vendor: Abingdon Press
Publication Date: 2010
Olivia Wallace has a birthday curse . . . or so she thinks. It was a broken heart on her 16th, a car accident on her 21st, pneumonia on her 30th, and a fall down a flight of stairs on her 35th. There were Ohio blizzards on her 38th, 39th, and 40th; and six days before her 45th, she lost the love of her life to a heart attack. Numbing grief stole that birthday and a couple more to follow and, on the morning of her 48th birthday, she received the call shed dreaded ever since losing her mom so many years ago…she was diagnosed with stage-3 ovarian cancer. The doctors didnt hold out a lot of hope, but Liv survived and maintained her faith. Months of surgeries and chemotherapy and radiation treatments followed.
But now, as her 50th birthday creeps up the icy Ohio path toward her, her hair has grown back, her energy level is up, and she is officially cancer free. It makes her nervous. After everything shes gone through, Liv hates the idea of driving on icy roads and returning to work as an O.R. nurse in a local Cincinnati hospital.
Her best friend Hallie knows just the thing to break Liv out of the winter doldrums, while providing a safe haven of warmth, sunshine, and a time to regroup: a holiday in the Florida sunshine!
JglovTXAge: 45-54Gender: female4 Stars Out Of 5Easy and light readApril 4, 2013JglovTXAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 4Value: 4Meets Expectations: 4First time reading this author, easy and light read. Somewhat predictable , but I enjoyed it.
PaulaAge: 45-54Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5Great read!August 31, 2012PaulaAge: 45-54Gender: femaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5A great read. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Great story line. Easy to follow.
Favorite Christian BooksCovina, CAAge: 45-54Gender: Female4 Stars Out Of 5More than just some laughs!February 17, 2012Favorite Christian BooksCovina, CAAge: 45-54Gender: FemaleQuality: 5Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I am finding I really enjoy this author! This book made me laugh and cry. Olivia has had a lot of bad things happen on her birthday, but this year things were just a little different, if you don't count the hurricane.
This story was so much fun!
But it's more than laughs, Olivia takes a journey not only to Florida but home in her relationship with God.
Favorite Christian BooksCovina, CAAge: 45-54Gender: Female4 Stars Out Of 550's not so bad, you just need to laughJanuary 28, 2012Favorite Christian BooksCovina, CAAge: 45-54Gender: FemaleQuality: 4Value: 5Meets Expectations: 5I enjoyed this book immensely. Liv is almost turning 50 and her life has been full of disappointments and birthday disasters.
So it was fun to watch the antics that happen to her when she travels to Florida for a birthday vacation. I loved the interplay between her and Dr. Jared Hunt. There were lots of quirky characters that made me laugh.
If you're looking for some lighthearted fun you'll enjoy this book. You want to be reminded that sometimes you need to take chances in life and trust God, they this is a book for you.
Ane MulliganSuwanee, GAAge: Over 65Gender: female5 Stars Out Of 5September 23, 2010Ane MulliganSuwanee, GAAge: Over 65Gender: femaleRomantic comedy at its best! Sandra Bricker's keyboard must skip and bounce, laughing at the story its keys tap out. Hilarious doesn't begin to describe The Big 5-Oh! Olivia does indeed find a second chance at love, but not where she thinks. A delightful read that will keep you up, giggling throughout the night.