Allie and Bea by Catherine Ryan Hyde

Allie and Bea

Bea has barely been scraping by since her husband died. After falling for a telephone scam, she loses everything and is forced to abandon her trailer. With only two-thirds of a tank in her old van, she heads toward the Pacific Ocean with her cat—on a mission to reclaim what’s rightfully hers, even if it means making others pay for what she lost.When fifteen-year-old Allie’s parents are jailed for tax fraud, she’s sent to a group home. But...


Details Allie and Bea

TitleAllie and Bea
Author
Release DateMay 23rd, 2017
PublisherLake Union Publishing
LanguageEnglish
GenreFiction, Contemporary, Womens Fiction, Chick Lit
Rating

Reviews Allie and Bea

  • Pouting Always
    2017-08-01
    Bea has been trying to keep her finances in order after her husband died but no matter how thin she spreads the money her saving seem to dwindle endlessly. Then when she falls for a phone scam and loses the last of her money and that month's social security she decides to take off on the road. Leaving most of her belongings behind her, except her cat, she heads out to try and figure out a way to get by. Allie's parents get arrested for tax evasio...
  • Sarah Joint
    2017-05-23
    A very pleasant book. I wanted something light, and about 30 percent in I was so terrified for both of the characters I wasn't sure I was going to get it. It did lighten up significantly after that, but it's not always sunshine and roses. I really ended up liking both characters and their unlikely friendship. A great quick read, would be a perfect vacation book. Bea has already lost her husband, but now she's lost everything. Thanks to a telephon...
  • Cindy Burnett
    2017-03-11
    Catherine Hyde Ryan writes beautiful books with relevant and important messages imparted to the reader without seeming preachy in the least. What a fabulous skill to have! As Allie and Bea begins, Bea, a tough woman in her seventies, has been fleeced of her remaining money by a con man. Left with few options, Bea decides to live in her van and make her way up the coast of California to try and find a place to reside. Meanwhile, Allie, a strong-wi...
  • Tudor Vlad
    2017-05-05
    “Seems all my life I had to make choices between what I considered wasting money and what I now see was wasting my life. If it keeps you from wasting your life, it can’t very well be a waste, now can it?” It doesn’t happen very often for me to see a book and immediately think “this is exactly what I need right now” and be absolutely certain that I’m going to love it, but this is what happened when I saw Allie and Bea. I recently rea...
  • Carole
    2017-07-04
    As always, you can't go wrong with choosing a book by Catherine Ryan Hyde. Immediately I fell I love with the characters, Allie & Bea. The 2 are an unlikely pair. A young teenage girl who gets taken from her parents into protective custody, and an elderly widow who has fallen for a scam and lost everything. They meet up after Allie runs away from some scary situations, and they embark on a journey up the west coast along with Bea's cat, Phyliss. ...
  • Sherri Thacker
    2018-05-04
    This is my 2nd book by Catherine Ryan Hyde. I loved her book Take Me With You and gave it 5 stars so I had high hopes for this one. This book is pretty good. I felt like it started off slow but once both Allie and Bea got together, it picked up speed! It’s a beautiful story and how the 2 formed a bond and the friendships they made along the way. If it hadn’t been slow in spots, I would give it 5 stars but I’m giving it 4 stars.
  • Agnes (BeaderBubbe)
    2017-06-10
    What a heartwarming story. Bea who becomes homeless and lives in her van. Allie whose parents are arrested and she is put in a group home. Two separate lives who meet up when Allie runs away from the terrible things that happen in the home.This unlikely couple become friends, travelling together....their adventure makes you believe in the kindness of human nature as they meet so many helpful people; and the ending will make you smile.Love Catheri...
  • Judy Collins
    2017-05-13
    Master storyteller, Catherine Ryan Hyde returns following Say Good-Bye for Now landing on my Top 50 Books of 2016 with another emotional thought-provoking saga ALLIE AND BEA – two protagonists from different generations caught up an unfair system find they may learn something from one another.The best and worst of humanity.Bea a senior barely making it on her small social security check. Her husband is deceased and she resides in a mobil...
  • Amy
    2017-06-06
    All of my reviews can be found on www.novelgossip.com4.5/5I think we’ve all read plenty of books about characters that are down on their luck and struggling to get back on their feet, but in Allie and Bea both title characters are truly fighting for survival, there is nothing cutesy or whimsical about their situations, things are drastic, life threatening even. But don’t be mistaken, as much as this book deals with some heavy themes, at it’...
  • Nancy
    2017-04-06
    When I have been reading a lot of 'heavy' books and need to lift my spirit to remember that good things can happen in this world of trials and conflict, I am glad to have Catherine Ryan Hyde to turn to. Her newest book, Allie and Bea, did not disappoint.Hyde's books have a common thread: imperfect people with real life problems, often mired in anger or despair, are lifted through an empowering, healthy relationship. This novel begins with Bea, a ...
  • Rhonda Ruff
    2017-07-08
    I won this book in a drawing from Catherine Ryan Hyde! Loved it! Such a good story and very likeable characters. This story had a hea which was just what i was looking for right now .
  • Shalini
    2017-10-22
    This is my first book by this author. Story was very unusual; a 70 year old Bea loses all her life savings by a telephone scammer. After her husband's death, life has been a struggle for her, so this was the last straw, so she takes off on the road. Allie's parents are jailed for tax evasion; to escape a dangerous situation, Allie runs away. And kismet plays a hand, throws these 2 unlikely characters together and they go on a road trip, where the...
  • Jennifer
    2017-04-10
    This has been my favorite book by Catherine Ryan Hyde so far. I will admit I wasn't sure if I was going to like the book when I first started. Bea was not that likable at the beginning. By the end, I was crying. Bea is a widower with not much money in the bank. Then she is scammed for what little money she has left. So she decides to pack up her toothless, old cat and live in her old van. Bea is not a friendly old woman, she is gruff and speaks h...
  • Christine Nolfi
    2017-06-04
    This captivating tale will capture you from page one. Allie and Bea are the most unlikely people to become friends, let alone family. On a journey rife with danger, and sweetened by several heartwarming turns, they forge a bond than transcends age or class distinctions. Highly recommended.
  • Lori
    2017-07-03
    Absolutely loved this book! I feel like I've been on an adventure right there with Allie and Bea and now it's over and it makes me sad!
  • Caryn
    2017-05-22
    Full review and giveaway on my blog: http://www.thebookwhisperer.org/2017/...
  • Marleen
    2017-09-17
    A most endearing read about two unlikely characters who become travel buddies for a short duration. For very different reasons, both Bea and Allie are forced to leave their familiar lives and find themselves “on the road”. I will not go into the whys because that would be giving away spoilers, but let me just say that they are very special circumstances; however both very real, which could happen to all of us.I thought that the characters wer...
  • Jessi
    2017-05-14
    Bea has lost her husband, been scammed out of her remaining funds, and is now leaving everything she's owned to live in her van. Allie's world is filled upside down when she's forced to live in a group home and when things get even worse... she runs away. Allie and Bea was a heartwarming and emotional read about two unlikely characters! I loved the writing, the story and pace of it, the characters, and the relationships that formed pretty much ou...
  • Harvee
    2017-03-07
    Two vagabonds escape from unpleasant circumstances and have a grand adventure on the California and NW coast, traveling on an old bus turned camper. They are Allie, age 15, and Bea, age 70 plus. Delightful.
  • Brenda
    2018-06-23
    4.5 stars
  • Books and Spoons
    2017-05-30
    When I was offered Allie and Bea to read for a review I didn't hesitate for a minute. Pay It Forward, the author's previous book, changed my life, and how I look at life, and to have the chance to be part of this virtual tour for Allie and Bea is an honor that I humbly accepted. And the journey Allie and Bea take, both mentally and physically, astonished me with the realistic and sober look at life, and how easy it is to shatter the frames of the...
  • Deanna Sletten
    2017-04-08
    Bea is an elderly woman living month-to-month on her Social Security check and barely able to make ends meet. When she is scammed out of the last of her money, she devises a plan: she’ll pack up her van and live as best she can on the road. But she’s decided that the world owes her now, and as far as she’s concerned, anything goes.Allie’s parents are arrested and she is left to fend for herself in a group home. Allie isn’t street-wise, ...
  • Vannetta Chapman
    2017-06-05
    Catherine Ryan Hyde never disappoints. This book caused me to look at what I have differently. It also helped me to think differently about other people who are in more desperate situations. So yeah...it was great. I hope you'll give it a try!
  • Anya
    2018-07-14
    "Where are we going?" "The ocean" "Oh, good, I didn't think you'd wanna do that. I thought you'd think it was a waist of gas." "I'm changing my mid about what's waistful and what's not - Bee said - seems all my life I've had to make choices between what I considered waisting money and what I now see was waisting my life. If it keeps you from waisting your life it can't very well be a waist now, can it?" (From chapter 26)Wow, I loved that book! At...
  • Paula Sealey
    2018-03-07
    I've loved every book from this author I've read so far. Her writing captures the trials people face so beautifully and I always find myself fully immersed in the plot and rooting for the characters. This book is no different and it charmed me from the start.After the passing of her husband, Bea has lived alone, struggling to make ends meet. When she falls victim to a scammer and is left penniless, she has no choice but to leave her home and live...
  • Suze Lavender
    2017-05-24
    Bea's husband hasn't left her much money and the Social Security check she receives every month isn't enough to cover her costs. She's almost run out of money and loses everything she has left to pay her bills with because of a telephone scam. Bea now only has her van and as she can't pay the rent of her trailer anymore she's homeless. She takes her cat and decides to make the most of her days by driving along the Pacific Coast. The only problem ...
  • Donna Hines
    2017-06-23
    "Life is so much different from the bottom looking up."Catherine Ryan Hyde was able to capture perfectly how you can how very different situations ending up with one same result and outcome. Allie had almost everything and Bea had been left with nearly nothing. Yet their two worlds collide and friendships and something a bit more become reality.Homelessness is something we as a society dislike addressing while the problem is becoming more and mor...
  • Carie
    2018-04-07
    Light, easy, uplifting read. I gave it a 3 star and not a 4 star because the beginning of the book had a nice pace to it while the last half dragged on.
  • Mari
    2017-11-27
    This was a KU read and listen. I mostly read the book. Bea is a senior citizen, widowed and is facing financial woes. She rents and lives in a trailer she and her husband once owned. To pay off medical expenses it was sold to the trailer park. She becomes the victim of scammers pretending to be the IRS. With no way to raise the money she needs to pay her bills she decides to abandon everything to travel and live in her old van. Along with her 18 ...
  • The Blonde Bookworm
    2017-06-04
    What an adorable story! This was my first book by Catherine Ryan Hyde and I will definitely be picking up more of her work in the future. The story was touching, the characters were relatable, and I was so sad to see the story end. I want more Allie and Bea! I started reading late one night and ended up staying up until I finished it. I'll be honest, I thought it was going to be just another cutesy contemporary, but it was so so much more. Bea is...