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Just Wondering: Alice's Story (Sorrento Book 1) Kindle Edition
A Gold Medal winner in the Global Ebook Awards 2015 in the Popular Literature Fiction and in the Humor categories!
Alice wants out. Thrown into an old people's home at 75, she does everything she can to escape. When she meets the witty, orange-haired Ruby and bonds with a cat, Alice decides to stay. Her choice is rewarded when she falls for the home's newest resident, Henry. The only problem is that Ruby saw him first, and she's looking for husband number six…
As Alice deals with an obnoxious teenager on community service, a rescue mission, and the theft of Henry's manuscripts, she realizes life on the inside may not be so bad after all.
Just Wondering is the first book in a multi-award winning series featuring the compelling residents and staff of the Sorrento Retirement Facility. If you like unforgettable characters, razor sharp wit, and engaging prose, then you'll love reading this story of a septuagenarian sleuth.
Buy Just Wondering to join this colorful cast of characters today!
Thecover of Just Wondering really caught my eye, but the story inside reallycaptured my imagination and wouldn't let go. Ms. Higgins easily grabbed me fromthe beginning pages with the character of Alice. She was such a funnycharacter, even when she wasn't trying to be. She didn't hesitate to jump inand help a friend when she was being bullied, and I loved the way she didn'tlet the charge nurse Melanie Moth intimidate her. I really felt like Alice gota new lease on life by going to the Sorrento Retirement Facility, and it trulymade me think differently about such places. The friendships that were madewere wonderful, especially the friendships Lily made; it was just what she neededto boost her confidence. The character of Ruby Smith was great. I could easilyimagine her, and honestly couldn't wait to see what she might say or do next!
There was never a dull moment with the story, and while there were a fewserious moments, there were plenty of fun filled scenes. The mystery woven intothe story wasn't easy to solve and lent a cozy feel to the story for me. WhileJust Wondering is the first book I have read by Jianna Higgins, it certainlywon't be my last. Her writing style is engaging, her descriptions are veryrealistic, bringing the characters and setting to life. Anyone who enjoys awell-written, humorous read with strong characters won't be disappointed!
From the Author
- ASIN : B00K2403EC
- Publisher : Southern Star Publications (April 21, 2014)
- Publication date : April 21, 2014
- Language : English
- File size : 2087 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 225 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #2,825,548 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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After "Just Going" it was very interesting to read the story from Alice's perspective, have some things explained that Lily just couldn't know when telling her side of the story, and then see how Alice's mindset has changed. She and her "retirement buddies" are having as much fun as they can, as much as the unfamiliar and sometimes hostile environment lets them. There are things that are far from being fun, of course, but this story is more like real life than fiction.
In Lily's story we see how Lily helps other people and other people help her, making her change, starting with her appearance and ending with her attitude, even affecting her family. In "Just Wondering" it's Alice's turn to change people's lives and change herself.
Another brilliant, sweet, absolutely real story.
As Alice adjusts to nursing home life, she meets Ruby, who is rather fond of orange. So fond that her hair is orange, her clothes are orange, and her room is orange. These two snappy oldsters flit from one mischief to another like sneaky teenagers. The witty dialogue made me laugh out loud. Add three flirty old men to the brew, Ruby's love of lust (cracked me up), and the mystery of stolen manuscripts and you have a heartwarming, entertaining story you can't lay down.
Alice assumes the role of Agatha Christie as she searches for the novels, but the thing that really makes this book is the depth of characters that morph in the face of adversity, discouragement, guilt, romance, mystery and the final overcoming victory. A must read!
I thoroughly enjoyed reading more about Alice. This book includes the first 2 Alice stories but the new story Just Wondering is a novel by itself. This old lady has the beginnings of dementia and forgets a lot of things but she's still witty and smart enough to go after a thief. It shows that people don't have a used by date and that people of all ages deserve to be treated with respect and dignity. It tackles the issue of bullying but I loved how Alice didn't just sit down and take it. Great story and I like the author's descriptions and the way she writes.
Just Wondering will make you think about your future and it will hopefully give you some compassion, because sooner than later we all wind up just wondering.
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