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Sheaf House Publishers The Case of the Bouncing Grandma, Bouncing Grandmas Series #1

A broken leg confining her to a wheelchair, Glory Harper's itching for excitement. While watching new neighbors move in, she spies a foot dangling from a rolled carpet---but nobody believes her! Wheeling through her own investigation, the gutsy grandmother soon suspects there's more than murder afoot! Can she nail the culprits---before they find her?
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Customer Reviews for The Case of the Bouncing Grandma, Bouncing Grandmas Series #1
Review 1 for The Case of the Bouncing Grandma, Bouncing Grandmas Series #1
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Date:April 30, 2011
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Peggy Austin
Location:Milwaukie, OR
Age:Over 65
Gender:female
Can't get any cozier than this! Spiritual lessens along with mystery and humor, doesn't get any better than that!
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Review 2 for The Case of the Bouncing Grandma, Bouncing Grandmas Series #1
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The bestest books I have ever read

Date:March 12, 2011
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JaynieQ
Age:Over 65
Gender:female
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I have now read 2 of the 3 books I ordered. The "Bouncing Grandma, & Case of the Mystified MD." They not only are good reading, the mystery is great, and the writing Ah yes! Alice is very good writer as a "newbie" with fantastic talent. I am looking forward to Mirrored Image. I must say I liked the 2nd book "The Mystified MD" better than the first one. I would sit and laugh until someone would ask what I was reading. I would then read from the book and they wanted the name of the book. There is so much profanity, ugly situations in all kinds of books. Yes,they are easy reading, but not very uplifting. These books have character, they pull you in, make you feel like you are there and can identify with the character. Since I am a widow, I have been able to really get into the feelings of the women in these books. I highly recommend them to anyone, and for a good nightly read, they are great too, even being a mystery.
Thank you for allowing me to put my "two cents" in.
Jaynie Quigley
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Review 3 for The Case of the Bouncing Grandma, Bouncing Grandmas Series #1
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Keeps you guessing who did it!

Date:November 16, 2010
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Bookworm
Location:Phoenix,Arizona
Age:Over 65
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Another book I couldn't put down. Great characters written by a wonderful writer who can keep you wanting more of her mystery stories.
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Review 4 for The Case of the Bouncing Grandma, Bouncing Grandmas Series #1
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Date:December 16, 2009
The first book in this cozy mystery series by A.K. Arenz is titled The Case of the Bouncing Grandma, about Glory Harper, a grandmother who sees a foot dangling from a carpet when her mysterious neighbors move in. Glory isn't taken very seriously by the police department ever since a skateboarding accident she had resulted in a multi-car pile-up. But, one of the detectives seems to be interested in more than just her story. This book has enough twists and turns to make you feel like you're on The Whip at the county fair. It was a finalist in the ACFW Book of the Year Contest for 2009. A fun read.
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Review 5 for The Case of the Bouncing Grandma, Bouncing Grandmas Series #1
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Date:October 5, 2009
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Beckie Burks
What a wonderful book!! Hope to be like Bouncy Bouncy when I am that age!!!
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Review 6 for The Case of the Bouncing Grandma, Bouncing Grandmas Series #1
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Date:June 10, 2009
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Nadine
I really enjoyed reading this book. It kept my attention to the end and I have recommended it to several friends.
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Review 7 for The Case of the Bouncing Grandma, Bouncing Grandmas Series #1
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Date:May 26, 2009
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Lisa Rhea
This book is a light hearted murder mystery. It does read as though it is a first book for this author, but really it is still very enjoyable. I will read the next book in this series.
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Review 8 for The Case of the Bouncing Grandma, Bouncing Grandmas Series #1
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Date:October 3, 2008
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Cynthia Hickey
Glory Harper, adventurous, skate-boarding, tramboline jumping, grandma is confined to a wheelchair because of a broken leg. While spying on the new neighbors, Glory spots a foot hanging from the end of rolled up carpet. When she alerts her family and the police, they don't believe her. Instead, they try convincing her the foot belongs to a mannequin. Glory decides to investigate on her own, bum leg or not! When handsome detective Rick Spencer enters the picture, Glory finds herself torn between a possible romance, or solving a murder.In a humorous "Rear View" fashion, A.K. Arenz has crafted a wonderfully entertaining mystery complete with a quirky heroine, unforgettable characters, and a healthy dose of romance. I can't wait to read the next mystery involving The Bouncing Grandma
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Review 9 for The Case of the Bouncing Grandma, Bouncing Grandmas Series #1
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Date:October 2, 2008
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Bonnie Engstrom
Wanna have some fun? What could be more enticing than helping a skateboarding grandma, currently wheelchair bound (guess why), solve the mystery of a foot dangling from a rolled carpet? Twitch the window curtain with Glory Harper and sneak a peek at the new neighbors moving in across the street from her. Do you see what she sees? Do you hear the raucous words, the harsh, screaming voices? You will laugh at Glorys witty words and stubborn behavior, the kind that constantly either gets her into trouble or gets her chastised by her prim and proper sister and her recalcitrant daughter. Fortunately, young grandson Seth truly appreciates his grandmas antics. As Glory befriends the lovely young adult twin girls who appear to be semi-captive by the strange newcomers, she begins to unravel a secret that is decades old. Besides Arenzs clever use of dialogue, she blatantly names one of the protagonists Rex Stout. One wonders what Nero Wolfe would think of that, or is old Rex squirming in his grave? Join Glory, the bouncing grandma, a.k.a. Bouncy, for a fun ride; unravel a mystery that only she believes in; rescue two beautiful ladies; and find yet another body part! A big plus is a possible budding romance for Glory with the police detective who may, or may not, believe her dangling foot story.A delightful story, a soft mystery (well, not too soft considering the body parts) with just enough faith to convince you that God really is in control. Thoroughly enjoyable!
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Review 10 for The Case of the Bouncing Grandma, Bouncing Grandmas Series #1
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Date:September 12, 2008
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Kassy Paris
What would it be like to be a fifty-something grandmother stuck in a wheelchair, recovering from a broken leg, while new neighbors moved in next door? For Glory Harper, its boring until she spies a foot dangling from the end of a carpet the movers are unloading from the moving van.The sight shocks Glory. Her daughter, Andi, fails to believe Glory causing Glory to question her own sanityuntil the movers walk past again and grandma Glory gets a second look. Convinced of what she has seen, Glory tries to get sister Jane to believe her.Janes reaction only spurs Glory to try to prove to everyone she is correct and at least one of the members of the new family next door is a murderer. Her task proves tougher than she had ever imagined. Even the police think the over-active grandmother has banged her head one too many times.Has there been a murder? Can Glory manage to make Detective Blue Eyes understand that she isnt seeing things before she runs him off? Only by reading A. K. Arenzs The Case of the Bouncing Grandma will you learn the outcome.Ms. Arenz has written a poignant story of a widow learning to allow her heart to flower again while in the midst of solving a mystery. The relationships between Glory, her daughter Andi, her grandson Seth, and her sister Jane are handled with finesse, drawing the reader deeper into the story with each turn of a page of this easy-to-read flowing style of writing.Oh, and how did Glory Harper come to be called Bouncing Grandmayoull have to read The Case of the Bouncing Grandma for yourself to find the answer. I cant wait for book two of the Bouncing Grandma Mysteries to come out.
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Review 11 for The Case of the Bouncing Grandma, Bouncing Grandmas Series #1
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Date:September 11, 2008
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Patti Shene
Can a Wheelchair Confined Fifty Something Grandma Really Solve a Murder?Glory Harper is not your typical fifty-something grandmother. Rather, she is known as the bouncing grandma because well- I dont want to give away all the secrets!. Now, Glory is confined to a wheelchair with a broken leg and bored out of her mind after trying her hand at skateboarding.No one really believes Glorys theory that theres a dead body next door, based on her observation of a foot dangling from a rolled up carpet belonging to the new neighbors as they move in. Despite skepticism from her sister, Jane, her daughter, Andi, and even the handsome blue-eyed detective who investigates her claim, Glory is determined to prove her case.Suspense deepens as the new residents of small town Tarryton appear to be tied to a crime far more elaborate than harboring a dead body. Glory obtains her evidence simply by extending Christian friendship to the new neighbors along with a little internet surfing.Glory and her sister Jane share a deep bond as sisters and best friends. The relationship between daughter Andi and grandson Seth is presented with humor intertwined skillfully with drama and real-life emotion. The promise of a potential budding romance for Glory adds depth to her character. Throw the town scoundrel and a past national scandal into the mix and you have a book that keeps you turning the pages until the end.A. K. Arenz has done a fine job of delivering a great story in this debut novel. I look forward to more work from this talented author.
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Review 12 for The Case of the Bouncing Grandma, Bouncing Grandmas Series #1
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Date:September 6, 2008
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k.harris
First time author A. K. Arenz creates colorful characters with a splash of humor and an artistic rendering of believability. The well-drawn plot begins on page one and paces pleasingly throughout the book. Protagonist Glory Harper is every kid's dream for a grandmother--she's fun loving, resourceful and mischievous. And she bounces right off a skateboard into a murder mystery that has moved into her neighborhood. Glory may have a broken leg, but that doesn't keep her from jumping headlong into cracking the case, despite her naysaying sister. Eventually her entire family gets involved in solving the crime. Supporting characters add interest to the unfolding mystery. Elements of suspense and romance provide a fresh perspective in each chapter, and the climax reveals a sophisticated Whodunit turn of events. The Case of the Bouncing Grandma is a fun, easy read with lots of depth. It's published by Sheaf House, which is synonymous with graphic readability. The font and type size are excellent for lowlight reading.
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