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The Neighborhood

4.33  ·  Rating details ·  54 ratings  ·  45 reviews
Gretchen O’Malley thinks her new neighborhood is nice and quiet, as ordinary as any other neighborhood. But this soon changes. Every day a new dilemma arises, pulling her into the chaos, and as she gets to know her neighbors she discovers comedy, cruelty, and even tragedy.

Do you know what’s going on in your neighborhood?
Kindle Edition, 260 pages
Published June 25th 2018
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leslie hamod
May 31, 2019 rated it really liked it
Thankyou Erina Bridget Ring for a delightful romp through everybody's business! A glorious and delicious intrusion into the lives of neighbors and what the heck is going on in THEIR homes!!
Sherwood Forest is a lovely and normal neighborhood! Except, they are all gossiping, lying, and not exactly who they think they are! Perhaps not all is normal! But then again, what is normal?
Gretchen O'Malley is new to the Neighborhood! She sees the houses, each the same, relatively. She begins to meet her new
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Elizabeth of Silver's Reviews

What a wild and crazy neighborhood Sherwood Forest is. The name of the place is a treat right from the beginning.

The newest neighbors Gretchen and Jarrod were bombarded the instant they arrived. Gretchen had a neighbor stop by and tell her where to put her dishes in the cupboards, and Jarrod had a neighbor tell him how to organize his garage tools.

Living in Sherwood Forest is a gossip fest, but such fun. There is NEVER a dull moment.

We meet all the neighbors, hear their stories, and find out
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Cindy
Feb 09, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I would not have survived one single day living in this crazy neighborhood! There is so much going on in the story! I had a difficult time keeping up with all the busybodies and gossip. This was a fun read with unbelievable situations and outrageous neighbors! Thank you, Erina, for this comp copy. I’m still laughing!
Dianna
Aug 14, 2019 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: borrowed, cindy-owns
A romp through Sherwood Forest. Are we talking Robin Hood here? No. Just a crazy, mixed up, extremely nosy and annoying neighbors in this neighborhood! Everyone has an agenda and not afraid to do anything to get what they want. Not everybody is who they appear to be. But they all agree they need to stick together (for the most part). That is until things get even more bizarre. I know I wouldn’t be able to live peacefully in this place! Hang on for this short ride (read)! 3 stars
Karen
May 26, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Great fast paced clean book

I read this book in a day. It is paced fast and the storyline keeps you going. Characters are well described and believable. I really enjoyed this book. I highly recommend this book if you want to just relax with a good clean book.
Bambi Rathman
Jun 16, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What is a neighborhood? It's "often a social community with considerable face-to-face interaction among members". OH, does this book take that definition to a new level! The neighborhood in this book, Sherwood Forest, has more than it's share of endless interactions and not so fairy tale events.
Life is about to become one hot mess when Gretchen and Jarrod O'Malley move into their new home on Sir Richard Road. With the neighborhood called Sherwood Forest, they thought they were moving into the
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Jane
What a great book. I read it in one day which I can't remember doing so in a long time.

A crazy neighborhood Jarrod & Gretchen moved into with all kinds of people inhabiting it and the goings on. A lot of people to keep track of but I had no problems. I think the only normal people were Jarrod and Gretchen and the new neighbors Eli & Lisa who moved in later on in the book.

My neighborhood is not this crazy that's for sure.
Doreen Lamar
Apr 19, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the 5th book I have read by this author and just as with her other 4 I have read, this one did not disappoint. It was one of those unbelievable and at the same time funny book about some crazy people you just might happen to live by. It was a really entertaining book for me. When I thought I had heard it all then another situation arises. The author definitely held your interest and compelled you to continue reading because you couldn't wait for the next situation to present itself. Well ...more
Dyana Hulgan
Jan 20, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Gretchen and Jarrod move into a supposedly quiet neighborhood, only to find the nosiest neighbors a person could possibly endure. We have all had a neighbor or two that got on our nerves - but this couple had to put up with annoying neighbors all around. There are mysteries to be solved and patience to be had. I about lost my patience with Gladys, with her binoculars around her neck and clipboard in hand - noting all the crazy goings on. And Maggie, trying to take control. I thought Gretchen did ...more
Susan Gromis
Mar 03, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Craziest neighborhood ever!
Gretchen and Jarrod move into an upscale quaint neighborhood named Sherwood Forest. But from the moment the boxes are moved into their dream home, a parade of crazies descends upon them, turning their quiet lives into chaos. Worst of all, these people are their new neighbors: they take “nosy” to a new level, gossip is the favorite pastime and nothing remains private for long. At first it seems quirky and amusing, but as the days and weeks pass, Gretchen and Jarrod
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Carole Newton
Mar 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a book! While I really enjoyed the first two books that I read by this author, THIS book is my favorite, so far. What a bunch of kooks live in this neighborhood. I can't tell you how many times I laughed out loud or muttered an obscenity. So much so that my husband was so curious that I had to read the excerpts to him. While this isn't his genre, he may just pick it up and read the whole story. This book would make an excellent screenplay or comedy series. Wait: They walked what on a ...more
Patti Piorkowski
May 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Great book
Denise
Jul 25, 2019 rated it it was amazing
BOOK REVIEW:

The Neighborhood by Author, Erina Bridget Ring

Let me begin by saying, this author has written such a book that not only will you be glued to its pages from the start, it will have you laughing right out loud with its humorous spin, as its delightfully funny.

A story of the crazy, the nosey, quirky and downright whacky neighbors that we all may have just outside our own front doors. These characters, so true-to-life, who reside in the Sherwood Forest Neighborhood, will take you on a
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Ellen Rice
Oct 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Neighborhood, an entertaining read that takes you into the life of a couple, looking for the quiet life, who moved into a new neighborhood full of “in your face” neighbors. The little town is a place where everyone knows everyone's business so you can't get away from it. Even when it's about you.
And why does that woman with the binoculars and note pad keep lurking and hiding behind the lilac bush?

Just when they think they have figured out everything and life is calming down, something or
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Amy
Jul 27, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is the first book by Erina Bridget Ring that I have read and totally enjoyed the book! Have you ever moved into a neighborhood and thought how nice and quiet and normal it looked?
Gretchen and Jarrod are not expecting the neighborhood they move into.
Nosy, pushy, kooky, quirky characters that had me laughing out loud. A total fun and entertaining read. I see similarities in my own neighborhood.
Opinions are my own.
Thank you Erina Bridget Ring for my signed copy.
Diane
Oct 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is so relatable in many aspect to real life ! It had me laughing wondering about my neighborhood and it was a great book to read!
Teresa
Feb 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is the first book I've read by Erina Bridget Ring and it was a pleasure to read.

What would you do if you moved into a neighborhood where all of the neighbors were very nosy and quirky and some of them a bit crazy. That's what happens to Gretchen and Jarrod and they have to decide how to handle these pushy neighbors. This story takes us through the every day challenges that Gretchen and Jarrod meet with their neighbors and how they decide to handle them. I'm glad I don't live in a
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Karen Mcnicol
Feb 07, 2019 rated it really liked it
This is a fantastic idea for a book, who hasn't lived next door or in a neighborhood with some quirky people? I loved it too a certain point, I was frustrated that they did not stand up for themselves more! I know it's fiction but if you were not happy with someone that is a stranger you would sort of put your foot down to their outrageous ideas wouldn't you? I was with Gretchen a lot in wanting to laugh at the goings on, but she was just as bad at some points for gossiping with her hairdresser! ...more
Amanda Hash
Feb 24, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2019
This was an easy, entertaining read with some of the most zany characters I've ever encountered. The craziness kept me turning pages as fast as I could, eager to see what would happen next. Although the book was a bit more absurdist than I usually prefer, I still very much enjoyed the story. My one wish is that the characters were a little more developed, so that I could have connected with them more, but that didn't stop me from sitting back and watching the drama unfold! Overall, it was a fun ...more
Chrissy Danielson
Feb 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: giveaway-wins
I must start by thanking Erina Ring for the copy of this book. This was such a fun easy going read with just enough drama to keep it a fast pace read! I loved Gretchen and Jarrod and at the same time felt sorry for them for having to deal with these crazy neighbors! Gladys was a riot and so nosey along with the rest of the block. The story made me feel as though I was Gretchen’s next door neighbor! Great easy fast read!
Cara
Feb 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
New author to me. The book had so many interesting characters. Some of the neighbors you familiarize yourself with. Once you think you have things figured out, it just gets wackier :) Would read this again and again. Can't wait to read more of her novels!
Tena Bremmer
Feb 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: giveaways
I absolutely love this author! I couldn't put this book down. I don't know what I would do if I lived in a neighborhood like this one! Maggie is overbearing and Gladys is just plain nosey!
Cheryl
Dec 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2019-read
This year I have been reading mostly Psychological Thrillers but was needing a change so I decided on The Neighborhood, which I was lucky enough, to receive a signed copy from the author. Can I say what a charming delight this book was!!!! The first book that I have read by Ms. Ring but will definitely not be the last.

Who will honestly say that you have checked out what your neighbors are doing or shaking your heads at them? I know I have.

Gretchen and Jarrod O'Malley have moved into a house in
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Vivian Payton
Jul 25, 2019 rated it really liked it
First, I must say thank you to Erina Bridget Ring as I was delighted that I won a copy of THE NEIGHBORHOOD.

As Gretchen and Jarrod O’Malley move into their dream home in Sherwood Forest, they soon find out the precarious shenanigans that begin with their neighbors the next morning. Not only do they realize they have the zaniest neighbors in such a kooky neighborhood, but they are swooped into their lies, secrets, gossip and absolute craziness. The O’Malley’s are really down-to-earth, lovely, and
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Jeanne Kennedy
Nov 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
THE NEIGHBORHOOD by Erina Bridget Ring was very entertaining, delightfully funny and enjoyable. It grabbed me from page one to the very last page with a fantastic surprise ending! Gretchen and Jarrod O’Malley move into their new home in a beautiful picturesque tree-lined fairytale setting thinking they’ve moved into a perfect neighborhood. As they begin to meet each new neighbor, they become a bit amused, and at times confused, overwhelmed and annoyed. This is a story of some very quirky, ...more
Carla Suto
Jul 12, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
THE NEIGHBORHOOD by Erina Bridget Ring is an amusing look at what is going on in the seemingly normal, suburban neighborhood of Sherwood Forest. Once you meet these neighbors, though, you will surely wonder how normal it is. When Gretchen O’Malley and her husband, Jarrod move in to Sherwood Forest, they are excited to be in their new dream home in a lovely community. They are soon shocked to find out how pushy and intrusive their neighbors are and how everyone spies on each other. Each day ...more
Lisa Neumeyer
Jan 04, 2020 rated it really liked it
Terrific book to start the new year year for me! My family refers to me as "Gladys", although I am not exactly like the one in The Neighborhood. Lots of fun and parties with themes and dress- up options on this street. Gossipy characters mingle with one or two down-to-earth couples with a handful of kids plus one single person. Everyone is described very well - from their hobbies and places they frequent, what type of car they drive and how often the police need to be called to their address in ...more
Karina
Jul 07, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The Neighborhood by Erina Bridget Ring is the third book I have read by this author and won’t be the last. I was pulled right in from the first page and was totally entertained until I hit the end. I had to keep turning the pages forget about dinner I needed to know what the next situation was going to be. This was such a quick and enjoyable read. This book had me laughing out loud my husband thought I was crazy. The descriptions were so vivid you felt like you were right there dealing with the ...more
Carol Deegan
Oct 11, 2019 rated it it was ok
This is one of the most ridiculous books I’ve read. Gretchen and Jarrod move into a new neighborhood, and immediately weird things start to happen. The neighbors are extremely nosy and rude. One appears to be a spy, another breaks into their house to make Thanksgiving dinner and nearly burns their house down. Across the street, the new widow brings in pet chickens, and motorcycle riders walk the chickens in front of their bikes. I will admit I couldn’t put the book down because I kept thinking ...more
Linda Weber
Sep 09, 2019 rated it liked it
As is Erina Bridget Ring’s style, this is a fast paced book which makes you feel like you are reading about someone’s actual experiences - but hope not!! In this case it is set in a neighborhood and I swear I heard Rod Serling’s voice reading this to me! The characters and events were so strange and annoying you just wished it would end! But there was enough humor and suspense that you wanted to get some closure and you REALLY hoped that the main characters, Gretchen & Jarrod, would finally ...more
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