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[[ Download Ebook ]] ä Goodbye, Earl: A Bad Girl Creek Novel ⚨ Five challenging years have passed in the lives of the ladies of Bad Girl Creek Beryl, Nance, Ness, and Phoebe have experienced their share of hardship and heartache, but also much happinessBeryl now lives with Earl in Alaska, where the fissures in their relationship have started to spread When Earl disappears one wintry night, some dark and desperate memories surface, forcing Beryl to take inventory and withdraw from her friends while she works things out Nance, on the heels of a string of devastating miscarriages, has been advised to stop trying for a baby Phoebe finds herself overwhelmed by her own daughter, Sally, who is five years old going on thirty meanwhile she is being romanced by an enigmatic Southern charmer named Andrew And Ness tenderly nurses David Snow as he gradually succumbs to AIDS The farm s successes have brought profits, but when a nursery opens across the road, the bar is set higher yet again As Beryl wonders at Earl s fate, she is isolated by than geography Even as her friends in California are wondering what happened to Beryl, Beryl wonders the very same thingBut life rolls on, and in the midst of myriad misfortunes come explosive surprises The old friends are challenged to reunite once again, to rediscover with fresh eyes the powerful words in Aunt Sadie s journal Live life to the fullest Love as often as you can Regret nothing Eat hearty Laugh often Plant flowers And don t forget to dance I really liked Bad Girl Creek, in a guilty pleasure, chick book sort of way, so I was excited that it was going to be a series The second book, Along Came Mary, was pretty disappointed This one was better, although it still didn t live up to the original I think the problem here is that Mapson is trying to tell too many stories at once So we focus here mostly on Beryl s break up, but then there s also Phoebe s new relationship, and Nance s pregnancy Ness s story gets shoved way into the bac I really liked Bad Girl Creek, in a guilty pleasure, chick book sort of way, so I was excited that it was going to be a series The second book, Along Came Mary, was pretty disappointed This one was better, although it still didn t live up to the original I think the problem here is that Mapson is trying to tell too many stories at once So we focus here mostly on Beryl s break up, but then there s also Phoebe s new relationship, and Nance s pregnancy Ness s story gets shoved way into the background, and there are a lot of other things that aren t really resolved or fleshed out.Not a bad light read, but I don t know if I ll pick up the 4th book, if the series continues An authentic feeling end to the Bad Girl Creek trilogy I m going to miss these complex, amazing, and sometimes annoying women From great moments of joy to long stretches of depression and sadness, the friendship these 4 unique and mature women shared gave me many enjoyable reading hours The Bad Girls had a good run in the course of 3 books going over a span of 7 years Nevertheless, I could go on reading about their lives, because I think there are so manystories to tell and it al An authentic feeling end to the Bad Girl Creek trilogy I m going to miss these complex, amazing, and sometimes annoying women From great moments of joy to long stretches of depression and sadness, the friendship these 4 unique and mature women shared gave me many enjoyable reading hours The Bad Girls had a good run in the course of 3 books going over a span of 7 years Nevertheless, I could go on reading about their lives, because I think there are so manystories to tell and it always feels real because there s so many letdowns I don t get tired of them, and I don t get tired of this author I liked this third book muchthan the previous one, because Beryl is my second favorite character after Ness I couldn t believe the title at first Goodbye Earl It didn t make sense No way was it possible to have Earl out of the picture Well, how wrong were we about Earl The new Alaskan characters, Mike Stokes, the 60 something cop, Thomas Jack, the bird whisperer and Zoe, the driving instructor, added a new spice, a new dynamic to Beryl s world I especially enjoyed Mike s humor, and Zoe s directness.Jo Ann Mapson s style is engrossing Her work is women s fiction at its best Not only is the characterization so convincing, but also the level of maturity of language keeps the reader captivated I m also glad I got a taste of how appealing and beautiful Alaska is This author always succeeds in creating great imagery with details about one s work environment and or living conditions, all meticulously depicted from taking care of birds at the sanctuary to growing flowers at the farm without getting too technical or boring.I can only conclude I m glad the author ended the trilogy with the lights shining on Beryl Of course there s no clear closure for any of the girls, which is fantastic, but we get some sort of indication which way they re heading.The Bad Girl Creek girls are a great bunch I m missing them already I really don t get the point of this book Everyone was pretty happily ever after after the previous book, and for some reason the author wanted to mess things up for people, for no reason that I could understand And the characters are less enjoyable than usual For example, the author portrays Phoebe s daughter as such an unpleasant child, yet everyone dotes on her it makes no sense I don t understand why the author never shows anything good about the child I didn t enjoy any of the story I really don t get the point of this book Everyone was pretty happily ever after after the previous book, and for some reason the author wanted to mess things up for people, for no reason that I could understand And the characters are less enjoyable than usual For example, the author portrays Phoebe s daughter as such an unpleasant child, yet everyone dotes on her it makes no sense I don t understand why the author never shows anything good about the child I didn t enjoy any of the story lines in this book, and I really don t see what the point was It took me months to get through this book Ugh I could not get into it and stay into it The characters themselves are engaging but the plot fell a little flat by bouncing around from one problem of one friend to another problem of another friend and back again Even fans of the series had complaints on this one.