Once things start falling apart around Polly Giller, chaos takes over and all she can do is hold on for the ride Sylvie Donovan has finished school and things are supposed to be rainbows and unicorns Not in Bellingwood Her oldest son, Jason, has just started high school and isn t handling the transition well Within the span of three weeks, his behavior has escalated toOnce things start falling apart around Polly Giller, chaos takes over and all she can do is hold on for the ride Sylvie Donovan has finished school and things are supposed to be rainbows and unicorns Not in Bellingwood Her oldest son, Jason, has just started high school and isn t handling the transition well Within the span of three weeks, his behavior has escalated to the point that she doesn t know what to do next Her ex husband shows up and the mere sight of him drains her confidence, returning her to the days when she lived with an abuser Polly s little family is dealing with bedlam of its own Jessie Locke is twenty years old and no matter how badly she wants to be an adult, she s making horrible decisions When she runs away, Polly has to deal with a furious husband and a devastated little girl Poor Rebecca Heater s life is already in disarray as she watches her mother s health deteriorate The one constant through all of the storms that come is the friendships each person has developed along the way Friends show up when you least expect it and are there when you need them If there s one thing Polly knows and Sylvie is learning, it s that when you need strength to stand against the horrors of the world, you can find it in those who love you.
Wow, ok that one was just ummmmmmm ya.This had a bit more suspense than I was expecting and some of the emotions were a bit close to home, which made it a bit more real. So I should warn you that you will really need some tissues.I know at this point that when I pick up the next book I will not be disappointed with the story that will unfold. I know that it will also be difficult for me to put it down. But, I am okay with that, especially since reading is one of my main forms of entertainment. I [...]
The author writes in a manner that easily connects with animals lover's, and any of us who have raised kids and triues to herlp them to get through adolescents and the teen-age years. Polly reaching out to others who has cancer and is a single parent, went through a natural disaster, overwhelmed faith work, a friend who neefds to stand down to an ex, etc Yes, this particular book was hjammed pack with many of our life issues. Polly approaches each situation like she is a natural therapist and ca [...]
What is it about these people?When I finished reading the first 7 books in this series (one right after another), I realized I was going to miss the characters the way I miss old friends. Not too many authors have affected me that way. Louise Penny and Agatha Christie come to mind. I was so happy to find book 8 in this series, and it did not disappoint. I can’t wait for the next!
Life in Bellingwood is never easy. So much is happening! Sylvie graduates from culinary school, her son Jason starts hanging around with the wrong crowd, and her abusive ex-husband shows up. Then Polly's latest rescue, Jesse, who has a thing for bad boys, runs away with one of them. Sarah's health is going downhill rapidly. Poor Polly can't get a break! Sycamore House is in for some rough weatherFun stories, great characters, and a small town I wish I could visit!
Through the Storm is another great read in the Bellingwood series - brings out a bit of the backstory on Sylvie, and will keep you up all night when Polly's world spins out of control leading to more dead bodies and Polly in the hospital. Don't miss this one!
Through the stormGood all rounder book has a bit of everything in it. Dead bodies, lots of friends and good relationships. Great throughout.
Fantastic series!I have read them all through book eight and loved them all. It was good to start with book one as you can see the growth of Sycamore house and Polly Giller. You will fall in love with all of them.
I enjoyedI liked this book but had a little trouble keeping up with everything going on because I hadn' t read other books in the series.
Cliff hangerGood book. Lots of action good characters. Seems like you have to get the next book to close this story
Delightful readingEnjoyed this story greatly. Wonderful cast of characters made the reading more enjoyable.Story lines intertwine to keep the reader entertained.
I love this series!Great stories, likable characters, enjoyable reads. I will definitely be reading and enjoy continuing through the rest of the series!
Through the Storm: Bellingwood Book Eight is by Diane Greenwood Muir. This is definitely an exciting book. Things just keep happening to Polly Giller and around her and Sycamore House. This book begins and ends with a storm. Polly and Jason are coming home from school when two cars are coming up behind her, one on each side of the road. They are coming so fast that she will be hit by one or both of them. She goes off into the ditch and only by driving well does she manage to miss a culvert and g [...]
I fell in love with this series from the very start. I love all of the crazy characters. I can't wait to see what the series holds from here. I love the friendships and family relationships woven throughout the stories. This series will make you laugh and cry and definitely make you appreciate those special relationships you have in your life.
I thoroughly enjoyed this latest in the Bellingwood series (which I have read through #8). I only have #8.5 remaining, One Perfect Honeymoon. It will be hard to leave Polly's world. Things are changing, Polly is still recovering from a car crash, Rebecca's mother is still holding on. I hope #9 is published soon!
Brings you to tears amongst the laughterThis book is awesome. I loved every bit of it. Nothing to dislike in anyway. I look forward to the next book and continued story. This book was hard to put down. So settle in for a day of reading with your coffee or any beverageyou won't want to go anywhere except to Bellingwood.
Bellingwood scores again. Another lively story about Polly, Henry and all the employees and friends of Sycamore House. This exciting story includes murder, mayhem, a short kidnapping and lots of fun stuff. Polly gets in plenty of trouble, as usual, but all's well that ends well. I'm a fan of Diane Muir!
Loved it, more please :) I found the series right before Christmas 2016 and finished the entire series by the first week in 2017. I am so happy to find an author I love, but now I have to wait for the next book like the rest of Diane's fans. On the positive side, she appears to be very prolific and the next book will be out in March 2017 (17).
One of the best seriesI just love this series! The characters are wonderful friends who bring the reader into their lives. I can't wait for more books about Polly and the gang at Sycamore House.
Amazing!!!!Oh my! Just finished #8 What can I read next?#9?????Please! This is THE MOST AMAZING SET OF BOOKS I HAVE EVER READ! Please read them all. I feel like there part of my family.
TeenagersTeenagers and bad decisions seem to be taking over the lives of the Bellingwood inhabitants. Add in some murder, ex-husbands, and the race to find the comic books, and you have a week in the life of Polly and her friends and family.
I have really enjoyed the entire Bellingwood series. DGM has created a wonderful setting and truly memorable characters that you want to know more about. Made me look forward to the next book in the series.
Exciting moments!This series continues to keep your interest. I can't wait for the next ones to see what Polly gets involved in next! I recommend this series to anyone that likes small towns, family, friends, laughter and intrigue.
I'm loving this series. Good, wholesome characters. Wonderful books!
Great continuation of the series. Brilliant simple reading when you don't want to have to think too hard! Great characters.
I think this might be my favorite Bellingwood book so far, and they've all been fantastic. I need a Polly and friends in my life!
Another Great BookI would recommend this book to anyone. This is a wonderful series and am anxiously waiting for Book 9. Thanks and keep on writing.
An excellent entry to the fine Bellingwood series. The author wrapped all the plot lines up & really told a good story about small town living in a cozy mystery package!
Love this seriesLove each book in this series. Read the whole series in about 10 days. Could not put the books down.
BellingwoodOnce again never a dull moment in the life of Polly Gilller. Can't wait for book 9 to see what happens next