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An uplifting and moving story of Lois and Tom’s relocation from London to an unexpectedly quirky, rural hamlet. Tom falls off his mountain bike just days before they take ownership of Honeysuckle Cottage; leaving a pregnant Lois and her close friend to collect the keys to their new home. Finding her dream house fraught with unexpected problems, Lois becomes sick with worryAn uplifting and moving story of Lois and Tom’s relocation from London to an unexpectedly quirky, rural hamlet. Tom falls off his mountain bike just days before they take ownership of Honeysuckle Cottage; leaving a pregnant Lois and her close friend to collect the keys to their new home. Finding her dream house fraught with unexpected problems, Lois becomes sick with worry that she should never have persuaded Tom to leave the city. But, as they settle, glitches with the cottage are resolved, and a wonderfully eclectic mix of friends, enemies, crooks, and eccentrics is revealed within this extraordinary community. Lois and Tom’s rapid series of major life events culminates in great excitement, with their wedding and the birth of the baby in very quick succession and a melodramatic twist, as uninvited guests arrive at the home delivery. ...

Title : The Unorthodox Arrival of Pumpkin Allan
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ISBN : 22158648
Format Type : Kindle Edition
Number of Pages : 254 Pages
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The Unorthodox Arrival of Pumpkin Allan Reviews

  • Ronald R. Rossiter
    2018-12-23 12:50

    Fun read.Fun, easy story. Interesting twists of events and deciphering English interpretations. A positive story of love, friendship and diverse relationships.

  • Joan
    2019-01-21 19:16

    I stopped at 7% when I read: 'The alcohol Irene had consumed over the years seemed to have taken its toll on her sensitivity, as well as making her 'quirky' as Tom called it, in a variety of ways.'Alcoholism, and its appalling effects on the alcoholic as well as family and friends, is not something that should be taken lightly. Not rating.

  • Kathleen Celata
    2019-01-22 18:54

    Absolutely CharmingAbsolutely CharmingI really enjoyed this book as a light fun Saturday read. The characters are fabulous and you quickly get attached to them and all their quirks. The ending is fabulous and funny and a fitting topper to Lois and Tom's summer journey through new homeownership, pregnancy and becoming part of a neighborhood. Delightful.

  • Lucy
    2019-01-13 13:04

    a fun, quick read

  • Janet Rosenthal
    2019-01-06 13:55

    Quirky storyThis was a fun read about a wonderful group of odd people living in the British countryside. it was a delightful book from start to finish.

  • Darcysmom
    2018-12-30 18:05

    The Unorthodox Arrival of Pumpkin Allan was a delightful book! Lois and Tom have a lot to do in a very short amount of time: renovate the cottage they just bought, get married, and prepare for the arrival of their baby. Fortunately, they have a rag tag bunch of new neighbors who are ready and willing to help them. I loved getting to know Lois, Tom, and all of their friends and new neighbors. The Unorthodox Arrival of Pumpkin Allan is pure fun. It was a perfect book to read on a lazy Sunday.

  • Gina Schwartz
    2019-01-06 19:12

    This novel was just OK. It provided a change of settling from some of the other city-ish novels that I read this year and was a simple uncomplicated no-stress story.My biggest peeve comes from the timeline. I found it difficult to gauge the passage of time. We know that Lois is pregnant when the novel begins but after that there is presumably a long stretch of time when the renovations and other things happen but she is still researching how to deliver the baby. So that was strange.The novel really leads up to the arrival of Pumpkin but it does so in a long meandering circuit of meeting the neighbours and hanving dinner with them, having tea with them, having drinks with them, wathcing the kites, catching the glis glis etc. This makes it a little tedious.all the same it was a good clean novel about a part of the world that I know little about. It might suit you. Let me know.

  • Lisa Hacker
    2019-01-07 19:49

    One of the essential ingredients of any narrative is conflict. Protagonists need to struggle and overcome. But the only struggles in this blithe tale are ones that take care of themselves. I kept latching onto lines and waiting for the plot to get juicier--for instance, when Lois' best friend indicates her surprise at her impulsive decision to quit her career and become a stay at home mom, I thought, "oh, this is going to come up again later." But no, this was apparently just a wasted one-liner that was meant to be discarded as soon as it was read. The book was enjoyable, the characters were charming, and the whole thing would make for a nice BBC series. But the episodic narrative, complete with "set-em-up-and-knock-em-down" conflicts, leaves it feeling a bit hollow as a novel.

  • Barbara
    2019-01-05 12:15

    This is a story about a soon to be married young couple who decide to leave the hustle and bustle of London to buy a cottage in the country. Their life is quite hectic at the moment with the move, a cottage to rehab, a wedding to plan and the fast approaching birth of their first child. The story concentrates on the lives of . the cast of characters that call this village home. I enjoyed the story but it was bogged down by too many characters. There were too many to keep track of; who belongs to whom, etc. There were too many to really flesh out these neighbors. You learn superficial aspects of their lives. All in all I liked the bucolic setting and the air of comfortable camaraderie between the villagers.

  • Wendy
    2019-01-07 17:17

    This is a very sweet book. I love reading a book set in the UK with all the English turns-of-phrase. There are lots of quirky characters - you can almost see them. That being said - there was virtually no tension in the book at all. Here is a couple who buy a tumble down cottage, while expecting their first child and planning a wedding and virtually nothing goes wrong. It was one happy event after another - which is great- but it's not exactly riviting. As one reviewer said - it lends itself to being the start of a series - with subsequent books focusing on the neighbors in the "park".

  • Amy Lynch
    2019-01-19 16:18

    Quite Delightful!I thought this was a mystery, and kept expecting, then dreading, a gory death of one of the wonderful characters in this book. Well, thankful to say, that never happened, much to my relief. (Or did it? Read and find out!) This would make a great first book for a series of enjoyable, fun stories. All I can say is, 'Here's hoping!'

  • Leah
    2019-01-13 12:51

    This is a very likeable book. It has good characters, a good (if predictable) storyline, and it reads well. It desperately wants an editor, though. The timeline is a little crazy. She starts out with nine weeks to go in her pregnancy and different parts of the book say 'a few' or 'several' weeks later. Typos and grammatical errors were a distraction, but I still enjoyed the book.

  • Eileen E Cartwright
    2018-12-27 12:19

    Loved it.I really enjoyed this book. Wonderful, interesting characters. and great humor. I also loved that it was so British with all the expressions and customs and cups of tea. Gallons of tea.

  • Jill Evans
    2018-12-30 18:06

    Disappointing. After 9 chapters, I was STILL waiting on something - ANYTHING - to happen. I was so bored I didn't finish the book, so I can't comment on the ending that other readers have praised.

  • Cassandra Hecate
    2019-01-17 12:56

    Great cast of charactersNo huge plot twists, no serious or dramatic situations. This was just an extremely well written book about every day people that you really would love to know. This group would make the best friends and neighbors you could ever want. Lovely book..

  • Jackie Borchers
    2018-12-31 16:14

    Very good read..Very good read. Humor, love. Really liked this author. Would read more of her books. Very uplifting humor. Could see myself self in some of her relationships with her neighbors.

  • Amy Sherman
    2019-01-14 16:01

    A delightful storyThis well-written, down-home novel leaves you feeling satisfied and fulfilled that happy endings do happen. The characters are likable and the story keeps you absorbed throughout.

  • Diann
    2019-01-21 15:12

    What a fun read ... start to finish.

  • Michelle Mckean
    2019-01-05 13:10

    Loved this bookI got it on a whim, thanks to the cover. I read it in 2 sittings-lovely, fast read that pulls you in quickly. I thoroughly enjoyed the story.

  • Little Red Readinghood
    2019-01-18 17:05

    I felt it was lacking in interest. It read more as a series of events than a story. It had good ideas but needs more flow and settings.

  • Marilyn
    2019-01-09 14:11

    Goodthis was allabout the way people in England spend the time reducing a house that is very old and needs much rebuilding and the couple get married and have a child.

  • Diana
    2019-01-04 17:51

    Quirky and fun. The surprises never stopped and it held my interest all the way through. I could envision the characters and felt as though I was meeting real people. Loved it!

  • deb adams
    2018-12-31 12:57

    Great Read!!this book was a joy to read! From beginning to end. Can't wait to read more from this author! So enjoyable

  • Leslie Dunn
    2019-01-12 13:53

    Excellent, I hope Suzie Twine writes more about these characters.

  • Cindy
    2019-01-19 14:08

    Delightful story that moves at a comfortable pace. Liked the characters wish that I could organize a new home so quickly!

  • Caren Reichhard
    2019-01-18 16:55

    Fast read about a group of eclectic neighbors...enjoyed it very much...would like to see more from this writer.