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Lumby's Bounty

(Lumby #3)

3.99  ·  Rating details ·  467 ratings  ·  41 reviews
Tucked into the foothills of the Rockies lies the charming village of Lumby, where quirky but tolerant townsfolk usually make the best of any situation. Not a week goes by without some humorous mayhem occurring under the watchful eyes of the mayor, sheriff, and, of course, the town mascot, Hank, a pink flamingo who thinks he's a bald eagle...
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Paperback, 351 pages
Published January 2nd 2008 by New American Library
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Jan 30, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: fiction, humor
Welcome to Lumby. Think Mayberry and you've pretty much got it. Relocate Mayberry to the Rockies.

This is the 3rd in the Lumby series, but I had not read the first 2 and had no problem reading this as a stand alone.

Lumby has the required Sheriff, quirky residents, a beautiful abbey complete with chanting Monks, and a big problem. Two local teenagers, one the son of the Mayor, secretly entered this little town in a completition to host a huge hot air balloon festival, never believing for one minu
Apr 14, 2020 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Tucked into the foothills of the Rockies lies the charming village of Lumby, where quirky and tolerant townsfolk, usually make the best of any situation. Not a week goes by without some humorous mayhem occurring the watchful eyes goes by without some of the Lumby series. What Garrison Keillor did for Lake Wobegon and Jan Karon did for Mitford, Gail Fraser has done for Lumby - a town so heartwarming and endearing, you'll be forever transported. Tucked into the foothills of the Rockies lies the ch ...more
Leila Kern
Apr 04, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What a cute series of books! Transports one to a little town whose residents don’t trust outsiders and the residents are quirky. Throw in a moose named Howard and a pink flamingo named Hank and you have one interesting town. A town one learns to love! I cannot read enough of this town. If such a town exists, I want to move there! This is the 3rd book of the series and I’m wanting more!
Sep 02, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
These are uplifting easy books to read.
Sep 11, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The comparison of Lumby to Jan Karon’s Mitford is apt.
Oct 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is the third installment in the Lumby series, well done. One of the characters, won't say who, grew quite a lot in this book, and I'm very glad of it. Some new folks added in to the mix, enjoyable, gentle fiction. I'm looking forward to reading the next one in the series. ...more
Apr 19, 2010 rated it it was amazing
The delightful residents of Lumby are back for another adventure in Lumby's Bounty, the third book in Gail Fraser's Lumby series. This time Brian Beezer has managed to sign Lumby up to host a hot-air balloon festival despite the facts that the town doesn't have enough room to house all the attendees and they know nothing of how to build or pilot the lead balloon. Add in a construction project at the Montis Inn, an influx of seekers at Saint Cross Abbey, and a bit of romance and the sleepy little ...more
Aug 12, 2010 rated it really liked it
This is the third book in Fraser's Lumby series, and it continues to give the reader a hilarious glimpse of life in the small town of Lumby. The usual suspects are back: the Walkers, the monks of the abbey, Joshua and Brooke; these characters are the main cast in every book so far. They are involved with whatever the main event of the story is. The event, in this case a hot air balloon festival, also brings in other Lumby residents or visitors to the story. So in case you are wondering whether y ...more
Aug 12, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Lumby's Bounty by Gail Fraser

In this third Lumby tale, we see the residents of Lumby pulling together to ready the town for their first ever Hot Air Balloon Festival. Mark Walker, owner of Montis Inn, who has never before built anything like a Hot Air Balloon, goes about b uilding a prototype for Lumby as the host town. When they get the two Indonesian brothers, Kai and Jamar, who are staying at the monastery, to help with the building of a bigger balloon, the residents find they have more than
Lydia Presley
Jun 24, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: 2010, comedy, cozy
In Lumby's Bounty, Gail Fraser finally began to make her way back to the charm I fell in love with in The Lumby Lines. Things are back to normal in Lumby - well, as close to normal as they can possibly be.

There were several things I enjoyed seeing in this book - the first being the evolution of Brian Beezer, one of the teenagers who causes so much trouble in the first two books. It was good to see his character emerge and the small story-line with him "trading up" was cute and made me giggle a f
Paula Ratcliffe
Apr 01, 2010 rated it it was amazing
When Brian Beezer decides to enter Lumby into a Balloon festival while his heart is in the right place, he know next to nothing about the details. The Mayor decides instead of trying to back out and going broke in the process the best thing to do is to learn about balloon flying and make their own balloon. The monks at the Abbey are being over run with seekers, who aren't necessarily seeking anything other than free meals and lodging. The towns folk learn to lean on each other and utilize skills ...more
May 13, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: like-it
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Sep 23, 2013 rated it liked it
This is just a delightful book to read! THere is no murder, no dastardly characters, just a town going about its everyday life--until some teenagers sign it up for a hot air balloon festival. Then we see how various people can work together to actually make one, and host other balloonists as well. Complicating things are two brothers from Indonesia who are in residence at the monastery, with plans to become monks. The characters are memorable--I liked Howard the moose, who seemed to get into tro ...more
Oct 21, 2009 rated it liked it
If you enjoy the Mitford series by Jan Karon or Pontoon by Garrison Keillor , you will like this book about the small town of Lumby and its inhabitants. This is the third in the series. Very enjoyable.
Jan 13, 2010 rated it it was amazing
Loved the image of the hot air ballons flying over the small town but wasn't that interested in some of the details she provided. But this is my favorite series so far. The humor reminds me of Lake Wobegon and I love the monks. ...more
Feb 16, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: fiction
Better then the second book in the series and as good as the first. All the familiar characters are back. It's a small quirky town with no basis in reality so don't read this series if you're looking for quaint true to life stories about small town life. ...more
Jun 28, 2011 rated it liked it
This was a cute book and a light read.

Some of the antics and dialogue were a smidge too contrived for my taste. But some of them were just odd enough that they could really happen - those were the ones that made me chuckle.

Jan 23, 2008 rated it it was ok
description: sweet/sacharine tale of small town life. Reminded me of Jan Karon's series about Mitford. Light read picked at random from library shelves. ...more
Apr 12, 2008 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: everyone
Recommended to Julie by: mom
This is the third in this series. All three have been so funny! I especially love the Lumby Lines. No swearing, nothing to complain about. I highly reccomend for a good light hearted read.
Jun 11, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: modern-fiction
This third book in the Lumby series continues to follow the characters as the town hosts a hot air balloon festival and certain citizens come into their own.
Susan Abbott
Aug 19, 2008 rated it liked it
Another of my series reads. I did enjoy it. I particularly like the author's story actually. She lived the corporate life for many years and now is writing full time. ...more
Oct 19, 2008 rated it really liked it
I continue to enjoy this series.
Oct 25, 2008 rated it liked it
I would say this is more like 3.5 stars. It was the best of the series for me. There was more of a story-line and I enjoyed reading about this quirky little town.
Dec 03, 2008 rated it really liked it
A fun series. This Lumby book is about building a hot-air balloon for a competition. All the same fun characters plus a few new ones.
Kathy Sheridan
Feb 17, 2009 rated it liked it
It was good for me for now, because I needed something really light. You will find characters here that you know or have met.
Mar 12, 2009 rated it really liked it
Not quite as funny as the other Lumby books, but entertaining nevertheless.
Apr 09, 2009 rated it really liked it
The characters make these books so much fun. If I had to live in the northwest, I'd certainly want to be near Lumby! These are best read in sequence, as the character's lives progress. ...more
Sep 09, 2009 rated it really liked it
I am glad I decided to finish the series of these. They have a little bit of mystery, a little bit of romance and a lot of comedy.
Mar 17, 2010 rated it really liked it
The hits keep coming. Everything about this series makes me happy. The characters all have a way of coming around to being the good, caring, yet amazingly quirky people you hoped they would become.
Sep 01, 2010 rated it it was amazing
I'm really enjoying this series.

This one has positive messages about being yourself!
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Gail Fraser is the author of the Lumby series, which includes "The Lumby Lines," "Stealing Lumby," "Lumby’s Bounty," "The Promise of Lumby," "Lumby on the Air," "Lost in Lumby" and "Between Lumby and God" (early coming 2018). Along with her husband, folk artist Art Poulin, Gail also co-authored the celebrated non-fiction illustrated hardcover and ebook entitled "Finding Happiness in Simplicity: Ev ...more

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Lumby (6 books)
  • The Lumby Lines (Lumby Series Book 1)
  • Stealing Lumby (Lumby Series Book 2)
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