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Friday, April 29, 2016

Mrs. Odboddy Hometown Patriot by Elaine Faber

review by Marilyn Meredith

Details on how to win an e-book copy of this book at the end of the review.

This hilarious tale is set during the early part of World War II. Since I was a child during this period, much of what was in this story brought back many memories.

Mrs. Odboddy has an active imagination, and is always on the lookout for those who might be spies, or who are involved in nefarious deeds. Because she’s a tad hard of hearing, at times she misinterprets what is being said.

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No matter what anyone else may think of her and her hair-brained schemes, she is more often right than wrong. Because of this, she has put herself in jeopardy even though she doesn’t realize it.

As she takes on each day, she handles wartime food shortages, does her part for the war effort, deals with chickens that aren’t as promised, and a romance from the past., She follows up clues, and is coerced into telling a huge lie.

Image source: Elk Grove Publications

I’ve read a lot of books that are supposed to be funny, but this is the first one that made me laugh loudly many times. If you’d like to brighten your day, pick up a copy of Mrs. Odboddy Hometown Patriot.

To enter to win an e-book copy of Mrs. Odboddy Hometown Patriot, simply email KRL at krlcontests@gmail[dot]com by replacing the [dot] with a period, and with the subject line “Band,” or comment on this article. A winner will be chosen May 7, 2016. U.S. residents only. If entering via email please include your mailing address.

Marilyn Meredith is a Springville, CA mystery author of the Tempe Crabtree series and writing as F. M. Meredith, the Rocky Bluff P.D. series. Be sure to visit her website; fictionforyou.com


  1. Thanks, Lori for hosting this review today and thanks to Marilyn for a lovely review. Hope others will read and enjoy the book as much as you.

  2. Nice review and I love the cover! She looks like someone I'd want to be friends with.

    1. We love Mrs. Odboddy and her antics. She has become my real imaginary friend. You would enjoy reading her story. Just$3.99 at Amazon in ebook!

  3. I love reading about this period and this sounds like a delightful story. It has gone on my TBR list. Thanks for the chance to win a copy.

    1. Hope you will get a chance to read the book. It is delightful and laugh out loud funny... if I do say so myself.

  4. I'm ready for a laugh out loud read and by the look on Mrs.Odboddy's face, it doesn't look like I'd be disappointed.

  5. And.. you'd be right. Laugh out loud antics and WWII history combined in a humorous mystery. Add Mrs. Roosevelt attending a funeral in small town Newbury and you have a rib-tickling novel. Thanks for visiting today.

  6. I like to read a cozy that's NOT about a curvaceous 30 year old with several men competing for her!!!

  7. Then Mrs Odboddy is right up your alley. At 70 years old, stout with an ample bosom, Mrs. Odboddy is the picture of health. She doesn't dye her red hair... she 'freshens' it with henna rinse. Ahem! And the human protag in my cat books is 30 something, divorcee with a child and a bit on the plump side. You'd like her too in Black Cat' Legacy. Thanks for visiting and your comment.