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Alice's Summertime Adventure

3.55  ·  Rating details ·  103 ratings  ·  13 reviews
We meet Alice Bradshaw when she is at a crossroad. She’s just beaten cancer and is suddenly unsure of what her next move should be. Looking back on where she’s been and what the future may hold, she knows she needs to make a big change in her life. Then her car dies on the highway after an argument with her daughter. Dave, a stranger on a motorcycle, pulls along side her a ...more
Kindle Edition, 228 pages
Published June 7th 2013
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Deborah Lane
Sep 30, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Twisted, funny, sad, devastatingly odd book. Serial philandering, mental health issues, sexual orientations, alcoholism leading to tragedy, all dealt with in the family. Well written, characters which are many, developed and are so flawed, you may throw your book. Recommended over 18.
Sherrie Flowerday shephard
Not for me

I really didn't care for this book and would not recommend this to any of my friends. To much dysfunction in this family.
Lori
Jun 05, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I had the pleasure of reading an ARC of this book from the author. I can't thank Suzanne Jenkins enough for allowing me to read it, I love her books and really needed a fix since the last Pam of Babylon book.

The story revolves around the life of Alice Bradshaw, a wife, a widow, a mother, a sister, an aunt and even a lover of sorts. We meet Alice late in her life, at that point where a lot of people start looking back on where their life has taken them and what the future holds. Alice has just be
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Janet McMillan
Jan 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
What a wonderful adventure

A crazy dysfunctional family, but oh how joy they gave me as I read the book. In ways it felt like window peeping as I read the book. Off the wall, funny, sad, crazy all rolled into one. I didn't want the book to end.
Julie Ramsey
Jun 26, 2013 rated it really liked it
Shelves: done
Alice's Summertime Adventure
by
Suzanne Jenkins

We meet Alice Bradshaw when she is at a

crossroad. She’s just beatencancer and is

suddenly unsure of what her next move

should be. Lookingback on where she’s been

and what the future may hold, she knows she
needs to make a big change in her life.

Then her car dies on the highway after an

argument with her daughter. Dave, a stranger

on amotorcycle, pulls along side her and saves

the day. He offers Alice achance at adventure.

She jumps on it, much to the
...more
Jennifer
Jun 17, 2013 rated it really liked it
We meet Alice Bradshaw when she is at a crossroad. She’s just beaten cancer and is suddenly unsure of what her next move should be. Looking back on where she’s been and what the future may hold, she knows she needs to make a big change in her life. Then her car dies on the highway after an argument with her daughter. Dave, a stranger on a motorcycle, pulls along side her and saves the day. He offers Alice a chance at adventure. She jumps on it, much to the dismay of her children. The adventure s ...more
Linda Micelotta
Aug 16, 2013 rated it it was amazing
After I finished the Pam Of Babylon series I was so let down and didn't know how I would be able to find another book to grab me and hold me the way it did. But, then I read Alice's Summertime Adventure! I feel so bad for my husband because I basically disappeared into "Suzanne Jenkins land" this summer. But he has forgiven me because he knew how happy I was being there. It was better than being on an actual vacation, lol.

This book is full of characters that are so real but also surprising. Alic
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Marcie
Apr 27, 2015 rated it liked it
It was different. That's NOT to say that it was bad, just different. For the most part I enjoyed it. There were a few twists and turns that caught me off guard. If you are not GLBT friendly then I would not recommend this book, but as long as you are GLBT friendly then you should like it!
Pernette
Aug 26, 2015 rated it did not like it
I would have to give this 2.5 stars. I did not like the writing style and it took a while to get into the story. This is probably the most dysfunction in any one family I have ever read about. I finished the book but it was very strange story.
Beth
Jan 19, 2017 rated it liked it
Interesting...

Crazy story and not what I was expecting when I first started reading and based on the title. Very entertaining. Good beach read.
linda M Callier
Jan 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
Good read

I liked the book. It was totally not what I was expecting. It was off the wall and weird, but sad and funny, and life.
sandra bradley
Jul 27, 2014 rated it it was ok
Hokey

Hokey

very good book til the end. I love Suzanne Jenkins books but this was a little far fetched.
Could this possibly happen?
Tracy
Aug 03, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: kindle
I enjoyed most of the story. The ending was a bit bizarre, but I guess kind of fitting for this dysfunctional family.
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Suzanne Jenkins lives at the west Michigan lakeshore. She is the author of Pam of Babylon and the series; Don’t You Forget About Me,Dream Lover, Prayers for the Dying, Family Dynamics and The Tao of Pam. The Greeks of Beaubien Street,and The Princess of Greektown from the Greektown Stories, Alice's Summertime Adventure, The Savant of Chelsea and Someone Like You.
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