Bea has barely been scraping by since her husband died After falling for a telephone scam, she loses everything and is forced to abandon her trailer With only two thirds of a tank in her old van, she heads toward the Pacific Ocean with her cat on a mission to reclaim what s rightfully hers, even if it means making others pay for what she lost.When fifteen year old Allie Bea has barely been scraping by since her husband died After falling for a telephone scam, she loses everything and is forced to abandon her trailer With only two thirds of a tank in her old van, she heads toward the Pacific Ocean with her cat on a mission to reclaim what s rightfully hers, even if it means making others pay for what she lost.When fifteen year old Allie s parents are jailed for tax fraud, she s sent to a group home But when her life is threatened by another resident, she knows she has to get out She escapes only to find she has nowhere to go until fate throws Allie in Bea s path.Reluctant to trust each other, much less become friends, the two warily make their way up the Pacific Coast Yet as their hearts open to friendship and love from the strangers they meet on their journey, they find the courage to forge their own unique family and begin to see an imperfect world with new eyes.
Allie and Bea Bea has barely been scraping by since her husband died After falling for a telephone scam she loses everything and is forced to abandon her trailer With only two thirds of a tank in her old van she
Bea has been trying to keep her finances in order after her husband died but no matter how thin she spreads the money her saving seem to dwindle endlessly Then when she falls for a phone scam and loses the last of her money and that month s social security she decides to take off on the road Leaving most of her belongings behind her, except her cat, she heads out to try and figure out a way to get by Allie s parents get arrested for tax evasion, landing her in a group home Allie s idealistic way [...]
A very pleasant book I wanted something light, and about 30 percent in I was so terrified for both of the characters I wasn t sure I was going to get it It did lighten up significantly after that, but it s not always sunshine and roses I really ended up liking both characters and their unlikely friendship A great quick read, would be a perfect vacation book Bea has already lost her husband, but now she s lost everything Thanks to a telephone scam that cleaned out her bank account, she s flat bro [...]
Catherine Hyde Ryan writes beautiful books with relevant and important messages imparted to the reader without seeming preachy in the least What a fabulous skill to have As Allie and Bea begins, Bea, a tough woman in her seventies, has been fleeced of her remaining money by a con man Left with few options, Bea decides to live in her van and make her way up the coast of California to try and find a place to reside Meanwhile, Allie, a strong willed teenager, has just been thrown into the CPS syste [...]
Seems all my life I had to make choices between what I considered wasting money and what I now see was wasting my life If it keeps you from wasting your life, it can t very well be a waste, now can it It doesn t happen very often for me to see a book and immediately think this is exactly what I need right now and be absolutely certain that I m going to love it, but this is what happened when I saw Allie and Bea I recently read a lot of heavy and depressing books with questionable characters and [...]
As always, you can t go wrong with choosing a book by Catherine Ryan Hyde Immediately I fell I love with the characters, Allie Bea The 2 are an unlikely pair A young teenage girl who gets taken from her parents into protective custody, and an elderly widow who has fallen for a scam and lost everything They meet up after Allie runs away from some scary situations, and they embark on a journey up the west coast along with Bea s cat, Phyliss Allie is extremely honest and Bea is a bit jaded about li [...]
What a heartwarming story Bea who becomes homeless and lives in her van Allie whose parents are arrested and she is put in a group home Two separate lives who meet up when Allie runs away from the terrible things that happen in the home.This unlikely couple become friends, travelling togethereir adventure makes you believe in the kindness of human nature as they meet so many helpful people and the ending will make you smile.Love Catherine Ryan Hyde never get tired of her books.
Master storyteller, Catherine Ryan Hyde returns followingSay Good Bye for Nowlanding on myTop 50 Books of 2016with another emotional thought provoking sagaALLIE AND BEA two protagonists from different generations caught up an unfair system find they may learn something from one another.The best and worst of humanity.Bea a seniorbarely making it on her small social security check Her husband is deceased and she resides in a mobile home with her cat Phyllis Her savings is nearly depleted trying to [...]
All of my reviews can be found on novelgossip4.5 5I think we ve all read plenty of books about characters that are down on their luck and struggling to get back on their feet, but in Allie and Bea both title characters are truly fighting for survival, there is nothing cutesy or whimsical about their situations, things are drastic, life threatening even But don t be mistaken, as much as this book deals with some heavy themes, at it s core it s uplifting and a story of hope and how small acts of k [...]
When I have been reading a lot of heavy books and need to lift my spirit to remember that good things can happen in this world of trials and conflict, I am glad to have Catherine Ryan Hyde to turn to Her newest book, Allie and Bea, did not disappoint.Hyde s books have a common thread imperfect people with real life problems, often mired in anger or despair, are lifted through an empowering, healthy relationship This novel begins with Bea, a widow in her senior years, living on Social Security th [...]
I won this book in a drawing from Catherine Ryan Hyde Loved it Such a good story and very likeable characters This story had a hea which was just what i was looking for right now.
This is my first book by this author Story was very unusual a 70 year old Bea loses all her life savings by a telephone scammer After her husband s death, life has been a struggle for her, so this was the last straw, so she takes off on the road Allie s parents are jailed for tax evasion to escape a dangerous situation, Allie runs away And kismet plays a hand, throws these 2 unlikely characters together and they go on a road trip, where they teach each other some lessons of lifeThe author, Cathe [...]
This has been my favorite book by Catherine Ryan Hyde so far I will admit I wasn t sure if I was going to like the book when I first started Bea was not that likable at the beginning By the end, I was crying Bea is a widower with not much money in the bank Then she is scammed for what little money she has left So she decides to pack up her toothless, old cat and live in her old van Bea is not a friendly old woman, she is gruff and speaks her mind Allie is a fifteen year old girl who finds hersel [...]
This captivating tale will capture you from page one Allie and Bea are the most unlikely people to become friends, let alone family On a journey rife with danger, and sweetened by several heartwarming turns, they forge a bond than transcends age or class distinctions Highly recommended.
Absolutely loved this book I feel like I ve been on an adventure right there with Allie and Bea and now it s over and it makes me sad
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A most endearing read about two unlikely characters who become travel buddies for a short duration For very different reasons, both Bea and Allie are forced to leave their familiar lives and find themselves on the road I will not go into the whys because that would be giving away spoilers, but let me just say that they are very special circumstances however both very real, which could happen to all of us.I thought that the characters were quite recognizable they had authentic fears and thoughts [...]
Bea has lost her husband, been scammed out of her remaining funds, and is now leaving everything she s owned to live in her van Allie s world is filled upside down when she s forced to live in a group home and when things get even worse she runs away Allie and Bea was a heartwarming and emotional read about two unlikely characters I loved the writing, the story and pace of it, the characters, and the relationships that formed pretty much out of necessity This is a great beach read Full Review yo [...]
Two vagabonds escape from unpleasant circumstances and have a grand adventure on the California and NW coast, traveling on an old bus turned camper They are Allie, age 15, and Bea, age 70 plus Delightful.
When I was offered Allie and Bea to read for a review I didn t hesitate for a minute Pay It Forward, the author s previous book, changed my life, and how I look at life, and to have the chance to be part of this virtual tour for Allie and Bea is an honor that I humbly accepted And the journey Allie and Bea take, both mentally and physically, astonished me with the realistic and sober look at life, and how easy it is to shatter the frames of the life we live, rarely with a little care or thought [...]
Bea is an elderly woman living month to month on her Social Security check and barely able to make ends meet When she is scammed out of the last of her money, she devises a plan she ll pack up her van and live as best she can on the road But she s decided that the world owes her now, and as far as she s concerned, anything goes.Allie s parents are arrested and she is left to fend for herself in a group home Allie isn t street wise, so living within the system is difficult for her to understand S [...]
Catherine Ryan Hyde never disappoints This book caused me to look at what I have differently It also helped me to think differently about other people who are in desperate situations So yeah was great I hope you ll give it a try
Bea s husband hasn t left her much money and the Social Security check she receives every month isn t enough to cover her costs She s almost run out of money and loses everything she has left to pay her bills with because of a telephone scam Bea now only has her van and as she can t pay the rent of her trailer any she s homeless She takes her cat and decides to make the most of her days by driving along the Pacific Coast The only problem is that she doesn t have money for food or gas, so she has [...]
Life is so much different from the bottom looking up Catherine Ryan Hyde was able to capture perfectly how you can how very different situations ending up with one same result and outcome Allie had almost everything and Bea had been left with nearly nothing Yet their two worlds collide and friendships and something a bit become reality.Homelessness is something we as a society dislike addressing while the problem is becoming and widespread.These characters Allie 15yo teen and Bea older women [...]
What an adorable story This was my first book by Catherine Ryan Hyde and I will definitely be picking up of her work in the future The story was touching, the characters were relatable, and I was so sad to see the story end I want Allie and Bea I started reading late one night and ended up staying up until I finished it I ll be honest, I thought it was going to be just another cutesy contemporary, but it was so so much Bea is a widow who recently ran out of funds She s on her own in her van w [...]
Two women separated by six decades find each other by chance, just when each needs the other most A septuagenarian widow gets snookered out of her entire bank account by a telephone con An upper class girl watches as her parents are arrested and sent to jail, and she ends up in the system, which lets her down It s a road trip story from California to the northern most tip of Washington State There are beaches and gas stations and fascinating windshield conversations Each woman has something to l [...]
Bea is in her 70 s living alone and barely making ends meet when she is the victim of a telephone scam She packs up her belongings and loads up her van and starts driving Allie is 15 when both her parents are arrested for tax fraud and she is sent to a group home Her roommate is violent and threatens Allie so she runs away with another girl Allie runs away from a very dangerous situation and right into Bea They end up driving together along the West Coast At first things are a bit tricky but the [...]
This is just the 1st half of my review so for all of it go to Readaholic Zone I have reviewed multiple books of Catherine Ryan Hyde s and have become an admirer of her work Even though she has thirty two books written, her topics are always new and fresh Allie and Bea is the perfect read for this summer I was hooked right off the bat and became invested in the story It flew by undoubtedly too fast prompting surprise as I turned the last page Further, her writing does not bog the reader down bein [...]
FirstTime For perhaps the twentieth time that morning, Bea narrowed her eyes at the checkbook sitting on her kitchen counter.What a heartwarming story that will make you believe in the beauty of chance encounters and friendship Catherine Ryan Hyde is brilliant when it comes to creating characters that are real, authentic and worthy of their story being told She fleshes them out, blends so much of the human heart into her stories I adored how you want to keep reading well past your bedtime, like [...]
I normally read sci fi, fantasy, and highly imaginative aka couldn t happen in real life but still really cool books when I read fiction, but Catherine Ryan Hyde is my exception Her stories are captivating and addicting and this one was no different A sweet story of two unlikely friends who end up helping each other heal.
This is the first book I ve read from this author and it blew me away I loved everything about it