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$25 Amazon/PP-1-WW-Holly and the Food Pantry: A Holly Lewis Mystery #3-Dianne Harman Ends 9/6

Thursday, August 22, 2019

There was a room in the Church which was stocked with all kinds of donated food--another stocked with all kinds of and sizes of clothing. Not too many people were aware of the rooms in which they were kept. If someone was in need Missy, the Pastor's wife always made sure to help them out. Several people had opened that door and were in shock--but one of them came back and helped themselves to food. Missy noticed but instead of calling Bridget, who now worked with the Sheriff's Dept, she asked Holly to try and find out who had taken the food. She didn't want the person to be in trouble--but she realized they needed help and wanted to make sure they had food. Now if you have ever lived in a small town you realize that people tend to be proud even when they and their children really need a bit of a helping hand, or they honestly do not know that there is help to be had.

Holly had it rough while her Mom was still alive and remembered what it was like so she was the perfect one to try and figure out who had done grocery shopping at the Church. It wasn't until the community picnic held by the Church that Holly finally got the person to confess-after promising that noting bad would happen to them.

What really warmed my heart was that Holly also realized that the food pantry had to become more noticed--especially for the children who, since school was out, may not get any food for that day at all--a school luch program was to be set up for the children who needed it

Childhood hunger is a BIG problem here and in the rest of the world-Dianne Harman's novel brings this home--but it also makes suggestions on how to fix it.

There is a very happy ending for all in this book!!

About the Book: (from Amazon)

What if your kitchen cabinets were bare?
No food.
Could you steal from the church to feed your family?

When Missy, the pastor’s wife, discovers missing food from the church’s food pantry, she asks Holly to help find out who did it, so the church can help them.

For Holly, it brings back memories, times she’d rather forget, of when her mother was drinking and using, leaving her to fend for herself, often with little or no food. Missy had helped her then and this was a way to repay her, but can Holly find who did it time to help?

And why is everyone ignoring her sixteenth birthday? That’s a pretty big deal, at least to Holly.

Then there’s her aunt Fiona’s postpartum depression. Something else to help with. It’s a good thing Holly has a big heart and really cares about people!

If you liked Nancy Drew, don’t miss the third book in the Holly Lewis Mystery Series by a two-time USA Today Bestselling Author.

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About the Author: (from Amazon)

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USA TODAY bestselling author and seven time Amazon All Star Author, Dianne Harman, draws her stories and characters from a diverse business and personal background. She owned a national antique and art appraisal business for many years, left that industry, and opened two yoga centers where she taught and certified yoga instructors. She's traveled extensively throughout the world and loves nothing more than cooking, playing backgammon with her husband, Tom, and throwing the ball for their dog, Kelly.

Being a dog lover and having attended numerous cooking schools, she couldn't resist writing about food and dogs. Dianne is the author of several cozy mystery series: Cedar Bay, Liz Lucas, High Desert, Midwest, Jack Trout, and the Northwest. Each of these books contains recipes from her travels. Alexis, the first book in the Midlife Journey Series was also recently published. She's the author of the award-winning suspenseful Coyote Series.

Murder in the Pearl District was chosen by Amazon to be one of their Mystery books in their October, 2016 homage of great writing by independent authors and several of her books have been chosen by them as PRIME books!

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ken ohl said...

love to try there tissues

Nancy said...

I like it when bakeries and restaurants share their fresh but unsold food with food banks. Farmers can also donate their not so attractive but fresh and nutritious produce items to food banks. Those items help feed the hungry.

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Darlene said...

I have never thought about stealing, but our community has alot of places you can go for free food if you are down on your luck, no questions asked

Deb PelletierC said...

When we were young ,my father lost his pay check. So my parents and six kids had very little food for a week. My brother was sick , but we told him to go to school for breakfast and lunch , then tell the nurse he was ill and ask to go home. He ended up in the hospital. We would try to bring home some food for our parents. Back then if you went to welfare ,for help, they told you to come back for help in six months. In our state welfare was slow.
How to help people today? I do not know. But I wish the every city and town had a soup kitchen for the poor.

Christy Maurer said...

No, but I can see how it would be tempting for someone who was in need. I know there are several community resources around here but that's not always the case in every area.

traciem72 said...

No I have not but can see how someone could think about it. My email is tmcooper1972@gmail.com

Kristi Friesen said...

I've not done it but I can see how some people would get desperate and do it. Life can be hard.

Dianne Harman said...

Thanks for your comments. This is a subject that can't help but tug at your heart.

Sharon Guagliardo said...

Fortunately I have not been that hungry. I have come close tho. I don't know how people can survive without other charitable people to help. We need more kindness in this world.

Mya Goss said...

I volunteer for the homeless, and although, it's dangerous, panhandling isn't a bad idea.. Also, going to convenient stores and asking if you can clean their lot for food or money, also helps. Signing up for food stamps, and any government assistance is also key.

Erin N said...

I have never been in that type of situation, fortunately. Where I live, there are food banks and soups kitchens for people without money for food.

Valerie Ledesma said...

This makes me very sad knowing there are people out there who have to fend for themselves and steal to survive. I would consider food drives. I know many churches here in my town give out boxes full of food and other useful things. Also I know sometimes firestations will help. Rare but they do.

Terri. said...

NO, I have never stole anything. But they should go to their church, or any church, they will help them get by or know where they should go to get help.

Jan Lee said...

No I've never stolen any food. There are food pantries and food banks and many churches support the poor who can't afford food. I would direct any person in need of food to one of the local churches, or food banks, or charities for food. :)

Sandra Preti said...

No I've never stolen anything. I think the most we could donate and not use ourselves in excess would be helpful.

Ana Valente said...

I have never stolen anything and it makes me really sad that some people feel that is the only way to get by... Where I'm from, big businesses that use catering services donate the leftovers to food banks and churches, I think this should be more universal.

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