The Hummingbird House by Donna Ball

I did it, I managed to squeeze in another book before the next book club book and I just want to share it with you.  I was missing the girls from the Ladybug Farm series, so jumped in to read the last book, number 7 in the series, The Hummingbird House.  Although it is book 7 in the series, the woman are in the story a little, but the main focus is Paul and Derrick.  The artsy and eccentric friends set out to open their B & B, which is lovingly called The Hummingbird House.

The crazy and wacky characters who make Hummingbird House home will simply bring a smile to your soul.  They couldn’t be more different, but through one disaster after another, they pull together and trudge through, all the while making you laugh.

Hummingbird House is a story that will surprise you and make you think a little.  There is a bit of mystery, and trying to figure out how the stories will all tie together in the end.  Don’t give that much thought, I promise you it all makes sense in the end.

But I didn’t want it to end.  I loved the characters and their stories and I think you will too. Each one has a little heartbreak, but out of the mess comes pure joy and magic.

You will also find a little adventure, reconnected relationships, lost loves and they all collide in one day at the Hummingbird House.

Reading for most of us is an escape, it takes to other places, introduces us to imaginary friends as adults I guess you can say.  These are the reasons I loved, loved, loved the Ladybug Farm series and The Hummingbird House.  I wanted to sit with the woman on the porch, a glass of wine in hand observing their lives and conversations.  Next a stay at The Hummingbird House would have been a hoot.  The surprise that came out of Hummingbird House for me first was acceptance.  Some of the people in the books we would pass by on the street or toss them from our lives because they aren’t like us, yet getting to  know them through the books, they are people who would be fun to have a friendship with, yep even the wacky ones. Life is about finding joy when it takes a path we didn’t plan, but the end result is better than what we thought it would be.

I hope you will travel the winding paths of The Hummingbird House, it is a fun book that will bring a smile to your face.

I will meet you back here to visit about Still Life by Louise Penny in a few weeks, and if I can finish Tender at the Bone by Ruth Reichl we will talk about that one first.

In the meantime,

Bee Readin’,
Terri

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