Testimonial Tuesday: Allie and Bea (A Novel)

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"While you were busy judging others, you left your closet door open and a lot of skeletons fell out....Oops!" 

I would like to recommend the novel Allie and Bea by Catherin Ryan Hyde. 

Here is another book I loved.  Even though it is a novel, it could be a real-life 
story about two innocent victims thrown into crisis due to unexpected events happening in their lives. 

Bea is a woman who loses her husband and left to survive on her scant Social Security check, which wasn't going to cover even her basic expenses.  To make things worse, she gets scammed out of her scant savings and is left homeless.

Allie is a teenager whose parents get hauled off to jail for tax fraud.  Allie is then sent to a group home which turns out to be a cold, cruel place.  Turns out running away from there with one of the other girls was running into disaster. 

Without giving the storyline away, I'll just say that Allie and Bea end up crossing paths and try to figure out how to stay safe and alive. 

I loved this book mostly because it has great dialogue about how our perspective on life, morality and how we judge other people can change when we are faced with unexpected circumstances. 

I definitely recommend this book to everyone.  

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James Dray
Fathom Realty AR LLC - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Morning Carol.

So, what is the next book on your agenda?  BTW, how did you play today?  Lately, for some reason I'm having all kinds of trouble getting off the T-box.

Jul 10, 2018 02:55 AM #1
Kat Palmiotti
Grand Lux Realty, Monroe NY, 914-419-0270, kat@thehousekat.com - Monroe, NY
The House Kat

Thanks for the book review - this sounds like an interesting one!

Jul 10, 2018 02:56 AM #2
Wayne Martin
Wayne M Martin - Chicago, IL
Real Estate Broker - Retired

Good morning Carol. I have not read any fiction in years. So much to do, so little time. Time for fiction is coming. Enjoy your day and playing golf. You are making James Dray jealous!

Jul 10, 2018 04:38 AM #3
Dorie Dillard CRS GRI ABR
Coldwell Banker United Realtors® ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
Serving Buyers & Sellers in NW Austin Real Estate

Good morning Carol Williams,

I loved this book! It was such a good read and so glad you endorsed it! I love to read and find reading even for 15 minutes before retiring for the evening helps me sleep. I always have a book going!

Jul 10, 2018 05:07 AM #4
Scott Godzyk
Godzyk Real Estate Services - Manchester, NH
One of Manchester NH's Leading Agents

I do not have a lot of time to read, but this one does sound interesting Carol Williams 

Jul 10, 2018 05:45 AM #5
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


Thank you for the book review.  I will add it to my growing list.  Wishing you a continued realaxing and fun vacation.  A

Jul 10, 2018 07:13 AM #6
JL Boney, III
Coldwell Banker - Columbia, SC
Columbia, SC Real Estate

Sounds like it could be a good one and I know that my wife has been looking for a good read as well.

Jul 10, 2018 07:31 AM #7
Myrl Jeffcoat
GreatWest Realty - Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent

I am so envious of you and Roy Kelly, who seem to have the right stuff for settling down with a good book.  I can read alright, but always seem to have my nose in some manual or textbook of some sort.  I need to let loose and tackle this pile of recreational reads settled in with a slight covering of dust on my desk.

Jul 10, 2018 02:04 PM #8
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Carol- I too will add this to my list. I tend to read mysteries but this one sounds interesting. 

Jul 10, 2018 05:57 PM #9
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