Date Published: 22nd August 2016
Publisher: Grave Distractions Publication
What do you get when six retirees find themselves trucked off (not entirely willingly) on a get-acquainted trip before moving into Cedar Branch Retirement Community? A week of outlandish fiascos, hilarious revenge, memorable tears, and most important… laughter. Derrick St. Clair, a social worker for CBC, has led many trips for this eccentric community, but never experienced a crew of new residents like these. One thing of many that Derrick didn’t expect was falling in love with co-worker Katlyn Rose, only to have his crew of creative seniors take advantage of his distraction to plan their own trip, including stealing the van and rearranging the attitudes of three disrespectful young men.
With a lady’s man from Manhattan, two kooky sisters from Arkansas, a grumpy husband from Alabama, and a quiet recent widower from Atlanta, Derrick will find this week one for the books. Take a trip with Cedar Branch and fall in love with the characters that now reside in the number-one retirement community in the South. Who knows—you just might make plans to move in.
There is nothing worse than packing up a house for a move. Putting memories into boxes and organising everything to happen at just the right moment. Just when you start to feel how unsettling this is, along comes a sniggering laugh you can’t control. The characters are well rounded and easy to like, you can’t help but fall in love with them. There is a realness to them too, and the little touches like Jack offering to matchmake someone with their own wife and Betty ordering the Long Island version of Ice Tea.
The writing style is easy to follow and down to earth. Anyone could pick up this book and devour it from cover to cover. The good news is that it’s the start of the series so there are more books to come.
About the author:
After graduating from high school in 1989 and attending one year at NLU I decided (actually my parents did) I wasn’t ready for college, so I did what every 19-year-old kid does….I moved to the Marshal Islands in the mid pacific. After a few years, I came home, meet my wife and settle down for a short bit. I worked construction, opening my own sporting goods store, became a full-time fireman, opened a candle manufacturing company, and even rodeo for a short term. Just not at the same time. In 2003 we moved to Franklin TN where I sold fire trucks until 2010 when I moved to Arkansas. Since here in the Ozark Mountains, I have written eight novels and currently working on my ninth, a new adult novel. So that’s me in a quick whirlwind. And yes, if you check out my website or social media you will see me with our pet raccoons, Tucker and Otter.
Goodreads: Lee DuCote