I just finished this book tonight and like another reviewer, I'm not sure what I think about the book. I enjoyed, there were parts where I was amused and I found it easy to read. Vernon Moore is a traveling salesman who comes to Ebb, Nebraska, a town of 2,000, ostensibly selling games of chance, but really is selling hope. I fully intend to read the rest of the trilogy--maybe then I'll be able to figure out how I feel about the story. :)
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Wilma prays for a miracle to save Ebb’s special way of life, but she’s surprised when it arrives in the form of a traveling salesman, if that’s what he is. Vernon L. Moore claims to peddle games of chance, but he sticks his nose in odd places and says things like, “uncertainty is the spice of life.” He is welcomed nonetheless, because he seems to have the power to change minds, save fortunes, and fix broken hearts.
Random House Publishing Group
|Number of Pages|
In the Land of Second Chances
|Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H)|
7.47 x 5.51 x 0.72 Inches
I just finished this b...
Welcome to Ebb Nebrask...
Welcome to Ebb Nebraska. Population of almost 2,000. Wilma Porter owns the local bed and breakfast called Come-Again. She has been praying for a miracle for one of the youngest residents of town who is very sick with an unknown disease. Her daughter Mona's marriage is falling apart. She gets help in the strangest way. Vernon Moore, a traveling salesman, who comes to town selling games of chance. Although its been 30 years since anyone has even seen a traveling salesman and he sure doesn't dress like one, Vernon changes the lives of several people in town. Although slightly religious, several references to god and an afterlife, you wouldn't call this christian fiction. There are several times you will be laughing out loud with some of the things people say. The ladies in this town are great. I think anyone who enjoyed Fannie Flaggs book "Can't wait to get to heaven" would probably enjoy this series. This is the first book in this series.
These are light, but i...
These are light, but interesting, particularly if you live -- or have lived -- in southeast Nebraska. They are not to be read as fiction but as sort of an extended moral tale, like Aesop's or Grimm's stories. In that light, they're quite fun.
I thought this was a f...
I thought this was a fun, easy, light read that makes one stop & think about what is important in life. Not too deep and the characters are fun to read about. Great beach or vacation book
This was a feel-good b...
This was a feel-good book. The characters were well realized and warm. It promoted faith without getting into a lot of religious doctrine.
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