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Dearest Dorothy, If Not Now, When? (Dearest Dorothy #6)

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Home is where the heart is-and this Partonville homecoming will warm the hearts of all Dearest Dorothy fans this fall

The colorful characters of Partonville, Illinois, are back once again to delight Charlene Ann Baumbich's ever-growing legion of fans. Dorothy is thrilled that her attorney son Jacob is moving back to their hometown and wonders if he might help Katie Durbin
Paperback, 320 pages
Published September 25th 2007 by Penguin Books
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Aug 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
I was sorry to say good bye to the series, but have noticed a post by Baumbich that she is writing a #7. Can't wait to get back there. A most enjoyable read, like a vacation with friends. This was published in 2007, how far away can #7 be? I truly look forward to reading it, I love that these characters have grown on me!
Feb 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

Once again, I have been wafted off on the wings of Charlene Baumbich and her Dearest Dorothy! The characters have become my neighbors, and I'm waiting for my invite to join the Happy Hookers!
Nov 08, 2017 rated it really liked it
Audiobook performed by Cynthia Darrow. More Christian than I usually enjoy, but a highly accurate, nostalgic and enjoyable picture of small town folks.
Oct 30, 2017 rated it liked it
Read my review of series on my review of book one.
May 12, 2017 rated it did not like it
Shelves: series-2-prime
Dearest Dorothy, If Not Now, When? • by Charlene Ann Baumbich

(Dearest Dorothy, series #6)

The story is often MBS, major boring sh*t and various characters engage in overreaction nonsese. For example, a kid who owns his own car and has a job is pulled over by the cops for minor speeding. The cops let him go with a verbal warning. The kid is guilted into telling his mom since, "God knows what you did" and she grounds him for it. What? The encounter with the cops and the warning wasn't enough? This
The ending disappointed in that it was rather abrupt . . . but other than that, I loved this 6th installment in the "Dearest Dorothy" books. I visited the author's web site and although it has been 9 years since this book was published it will apparently not be the last in the series. The author is currently working on another book. I hope it will tie up some loose ends and bring the series to a more satisfying end.
Nov 02, 2015 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What I think of dearest dorothy

I LOVE the Dearest Dorothy books! It's an AMAZING book series! It's funny and it has really deep stuff in it! The characters are so funny,and they have completely different personalities! I ABSOLUTELY recommend this book to anyone who's looking for a good book to read!
Bonnie McHenry
Jul 25, 2011 rated it it was amazing
What a heartwarming and tender series. I cried and laughed and was able to really put myself in Partonville as one of the residents. Some thought provoking situations that end up centering around God and Scripture. Enjoy all 6 in the series and would highly recommend them to all.
Oct 27, 2012 rated it liked it
I really enjoyed all of the Dearest Dorothy books.
Jul 08, 2008 marked it as to-read
Dearest Dorothy series / book six
Joyce Datz
Jan 21, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Great read. Fast, easy and enjoyable. Loved to read this on the beach!
Jan 20, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: christian
This is a wonderful series that takes place in a small town. The main character,"Dorothy" is 87 year old young woman who has a heart of gold. If you enjoy the Mitford books you'll like this one.
LInda L
Jul 25, 2008 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I listened to this on CD -- sweet story of a small town. Gets a bit preachy at times, but not too much. Seems to fit the people's personalities. Anyway, it helped pass the time on a long trip.
Sep 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I like Ms. Baumbich's unfolding story in Partonville.
Cindy Speicher
Jul 18, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Charlene Ann Baumbich does an excellent job of keeping you interested in the happenings and dramas of Pardon-me-ville!
Mar 31, 2015 rated it really liked it
As always, love Dearest Dorothy and her loved ones. Can't wait to read the next installment.
Sep 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
This was my favorite book in the series. Waiting for book 7.
Sep 25, 2007 rated it really liked it
Fun series! Not near as good as the Mitford series, but enjoyable nonetheless. Read this instead of doing homework...
Mar 16, 2009 rated it really liked it
Great, easy read. Relaxing and comfortable. The main character is an elderly woman, which is quite unusual. She is very likable, as are just about all the characters. It feels like home.
Jan 10, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I loved this whole series. I hope there are more to come.
Nov 18, 2012 rated it really liked it
#6 in series. The last one and I haven't heard there will be more, but there sure should be more to "tie up" the story lines.
Feb 20, 2013 rated it really liked it
Can't believe there is no No 7, what a shame. Things r left hanging in the air. Great series
Jul 08, 2009 rated it it was amazing
More fun in Partonville!!! Jacob moves back to Partonville and Katie thaws toward him. There's a competition for mayor. And a mall-naming contest. All interwoven for a hilarious ride!
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Author, Speaker, Humorist. Seventeen books under her belt (including the Dearest Dorothy series and the Snowglobe Connections series), Charlene is still going strong, finding writing (including grocery lists and brainstorming sessions and eCards to her grandgirlies) more enjoyable than ever. Visit her website at for more information."

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