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Griselda Takes Flight

(Bright's Pond #3)

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Now that her morbidly obese sister, Agnes Sparrow, is comfortably dieting at the Greenbrier Nursing Home, Griselda learns to fly-literally-after a pilot makes an emergency landing and creates quite a ruckus in the otherwise sleepy town of Bright's Pond.

But Griselda's newfound freedom-and her flight time with handsome pilot, Cliff-is hampered by other happenings in town. Li
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ebook, 384 pages
Published April 1st 2011 by Abingdon Press
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~☆~Autumn♥♥
Somehow it held my attention and yet it was slightly boring a good part of the time. Many things are repeated over and over!
Ibjoy1953 Hannabass
May 04, 2011 rated it it was amazing
MY REVIEW

The Bright’s Pond town residents didn’t know what to think when a one man plane landed it their small community. Then another stranger, Gilda rents a house in the small town, with her fiancé in the hospital unconscious because of an accident while treasure hunting. Things like this just didn’t happen here. The biggest happenings at this time of year in this little community would be the pumpkin contest and the Harvest dance. Everyone seems to think the three of these strangers coming to
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Robyn Spencer
Dec 19, 2017 rated it liked it
See my review of The Prayers of Agnes Sparrow. Griselda Takes Flight took me a LOT longer to read, just because it is so poorly edited, I had trouble staying interested.
Beckie Burnham
Feb 06, 2014 rated it really liked it
Having visited the whacky world of Bright’s Pond twice before, I was anxious to return again by way of Joyce Magnin’s novel, Griselda Takes Flight. Set in a small, 1970s Pennsylvania town, this book is filled with peculiar people and peculiar goings-on. There is a man in a coma at the nursing home, a hussy has just moved to town, a plane made an emergency landing and giant pumpkins are the focus of one farmer’s life. And the rumor of lost treasure buried at the abandoned mine has everyone racing ...more
Shari Larsen
May 04, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This is the 3rd book in the "Bright's Pond" series. Now that Griselda's morbidly obese sister, Agnes Sparrow, is dieting at the nursing home, Griselda learns to fly - literally, after a pilot makes an emergency landing and creates excitement in the sleepy town of Bright's Pond.

Also going on amid plans for the annual Harvest Dance is Nate and Stella's plans to enter their pumpkin, "Bertha", in a contest for the biggest pumpkin. Stella also discovers her estranged brother is in the same nursing ho
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Linda
May 31, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I somehow started with the last book, so I have to go back and catch up, but assuming you started at the beginning, Griselda Sparrow, Sister to the amazing, over-large Agnes, is suddenly realizing that she's free, and isn't quite sure what to do with that freedom, now that Agnes is in a nursing home, trying to lose some weight. Enter a good-looking pilot with a sick airplane, then a floozie takes up residence, as she awaits her "fiance" to come out of a coma, as he's being treated at the same pl ...more
Margaret
Feb 09, 2013 rated it it was ok
I first read Charlotte Figg Takes Over Paradise and really enjoyed the characters of Bright's Pond. Realizing that this was a series, I decided to read a second book, even though I am going out of order based on what is currently available at the library. Some of the characters alluded to in Charlotte Figg were defined in Griselda Takes Flight and I didn't feel that I had missed anything by reading the books out of order. I just didn't care that much for Griselda Takes Flight though. The mystery ...more
Abingdon Fiction
Jun 07, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Now that her morbidly obese sister, Agnes Sparrow, is comfortably dieting at the Greenbrier Nursing Home, Griselda learns to fly—literally—after a pilot makes an emergency landing and creates quite a ruckus in the otherwise sleepy town of Bright’s Pond.

But Griselda’s newfound freedom—and her flight time with handsome pilot, Cliff—is hampered by other happenings in town. Like the gold digger who prances around town and is supposedly engaged to Stella Kincaid’s brother—the lottery winner who is i
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Betty
Oct 28, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle, mystery, funny
Now that her morbidly obese sister, Agnes Sparrow, is comfortably dieting at the Greenbrier Nursing Home, Griselda learns to fly—literally—after a pilot makes an emergency landing and creates quite a ruckus in the otherwise sleepy town of Bright’s Pond.

But Griselda’s newfound freedom—and her flight time with handsome pilot, Cliff—is hampered by other happenings in town. Like the gold digger who prances around town and is supposedly engaged to Stella Kincaid’s brother—the lottery winner who is in
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Faith
May 06, 2012 rated it did not like it
It was just kinda ok. I read another book in the series called Charlotte Figg takes over paradise and thought it was better. I felt this book was lacking a couple of areas. One: character description. We never learn Griselda's age, or general stuff like hair and eye color. In fact we only ever know that Stella is 41 years old. I was also surprised by the lack of interaction between the characters of this book and the one from CFTOP. Two: the whole treasure hunt/mystery surrounding Walter and Gil ...more
Kathy
May 05, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: fiction-series
Because I'm reading this series as they become available as free books, I'm reading them out if order. This makes it a little challenging but since they are light, fun reads that's OK.

In this "episode " we meet three new characters...and it takes quite a bit to be called a character in the little town of Bright's Pond. As in any small town strangers are looked at as a curiosity and with some suspicion. But is that suspicion justified?

That's what Griselda needs to find out...especially since she
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Elaine
Apr 20, 2012 rated it it was ok
I read the first book in the Bright's Pond series and it was o.k., then I read the second book in the series and I liked it much more but this one I felt I was trudging through and I think one of the big reasons was that I was so annoyed with the fact that it doesn't seem to have been edited, it is like the author does not have an editor to point out all the discrepancies, holes, etc., this was very distracting to me. The other two Bright's Pond series books that I read had some of the same issu ...more
Trudy E
Jun 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this most recent visit with the residents of Bright's Pond every bit as much as the past 2 in the set. Having finally gained some independence after a lifetime of caring for her sister, Griselda has to adjust to life on her own and what that could mean for her. When a handsome pilot lands his small plane in their community, everyone is abuzz about why he could be there. Local lore about a buried treasure and the appearance of outsiders that may or may not be what they seem arouses ever ...more
Jo Dunn
Jun 05, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle
Returning to Bright's Pond was like old home week! Griselda Takes Flight allowed hard-working, family-oriented Griselda Sparrow her time to shine . . and that she did! Once her sister, Agnes, was safely ensconced in the best rest home Bright's Pond had to offer, it was Agnes' time to stretch her wings 'n' fly! It was great fun to see the various and sundry small town folk - including Paradise Trailer Park's Charlotte Figg - working and playing together to bring Joyce Magnin fans another fun read ...more
Linda Van Wert
Jan 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Easy read! Griselda is finally experiencing a sense of freedom after putting her seriously overweight sister in a nursing home! While Griselda visits her sister, Agnes, everyday, she gets involved in a black widow's scheme to marry a rich man.
Jennifer Bowers
Jan 06, 2013 rated it liked it
I have enjoyed Joyce Magnin's Bright's Pond characters in two previous books, The Prayers of Agnes Sparrow and Charlotte Figg Takes over Paradise. I would even have put her on a level with Jan Karon in her creation of interesting people. But this one just didn't "do" it for me like the other ones.
Susan F
Nov 13, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The author takes us to Bright's Pond once again. This time Griselda Sparrow is adjusting to the major change in her life since Agnes was placed in a nursing facility. She has a newfound freedom. It's another enjoyable read filled with zany characters and poignant moments.
Sally Andrews
Nov 04, 2013 rated it liked it
The story is cute, but this book badly needed to be edited. I found a LOT of typos. Did anyone proofread it? It's hard to concentrate when there is so much wrong. Too bad. I loved all of her other books.
Sarah Wright
Dec 08, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Great book! I'm loving reading about Bright's Pond and all of the little town's happenings.

I think that I missed a book between "The Prayers of Agnes Sparrow" and this one, but I couldn't really tell. I will have to figure out which one of the "Bright's Pond" books to read next.
Marilyn
Sep 07, 2012 rated it liked it
This is the 3rd book by this author in this series that I have read. I have enjoyed the down home quality of the stories and characters. These are people you will find in most small towns around the country. It is worth reading if you are looking for a light hearted christian book.
Maureen
Nov 06, 2011 rated it it was ok
I have enjoyed the Bright's Pond series but this one was a bit unstructured. It just didn't gel as well as the first two books did. Great characters with great names, interesting stories. Just kind of all over the place.
Babs
Dec 21, 2012 rated it it was amazing
This one had lots of mystery and reminds us to continue to help those around you when you can but its ok to find something you enjoy that is all your own and enjoy it. I think that is important for all of us especially those with little ones following us all day... he he
Paula
Oct 15, 2012 rated it liked it


Good fiction reading about Griselda in small town. Continuation of books and characters in Charlotte Figg Takes over Paradise and The Prayers of Agnes Sparrow. Enjoyable reading with lessons learned. Q's at end of each book
Lexy Harper
Apr 27, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
An entertaining read in sweet, unassuming way. I would have given it 3.5 stars if the option existed, but I think it is worth more than 3 stars, so I decided to round up instead of down. Plus
it was a free eBook.
Barbara
Jun 21, 2013 rated it really liked it
This is a delightful tale with some delightful twists. I haven't read the previous book, but that's the good news. This book is a stand alone book with the characters well developed. Even if you haven't read the previous book, you feel like you are a part of the town.
Sharon
Aug 14, 2012 rated it liked it
I enjoy reading Magnin's books, the only problem I have with the folks of Bright's Pond is that everyone is always eating pie or lemon squares, which sucks when you're dieting! LOL! Won't stop me from reading though, I can't wait to see what happens next.
Sue-b-doo
Sep 08, 2012 rated it did not like it
Read it when i had trouble sleeping...lacks any plot with backbone. Pumpkin growing, pie...most of the "excitement" took place in a nursing home! Nuff said!
Linda
Sep 27, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle
This is the third in the Bright's Pond series. As with all these books, it was an easy read. It has a touch of humor, love, and suspense.
Iris Smale
Jun 11, 2012 rated it liked it
Not as good as the second Bright's Pond book, but definitely an improvement over one. Easy reading though.
Lisa
Jun 25, 2012 rated it really liked it
Great feel good book. Got this free and the others in the set free for my Kindle,
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