Can't Wait to Get to Heaven (Elmwood Springs, Bk 3)
Can't Wait to Get to Heaven - Elmwood Springs, Bk 3 Author:Fannie Flagg Combining southern warmth with unabashed emotion and side-splitting hilarity, Fannie Flagg takes readers back to Elmwood Springs, Missouri, where the most unlikely and surprising experiences of a high-spirited octogenarian inspire a town to ponder the age-old question: Why are we here? — In this comedy-mystery, those near and dear to Elner Shimfi... more »ssle discover something wonderful: Heaven is actually right here, right now, with people you love, neighbors you help, friendships you keep.« less
I love Fannie Flagg's books. They are sweet and sentimental and always fun to read, without too much sappiness.
Can't Wait to Get to Heaven is set in Elmwood Springs, MO, where several of her other books have been set. We have a handful of recurring characters, but this time the focus is on Elner Schimfissle, who is 80 years old and has fallen out of a tree and passed away. Or has she? Is Elner dreaming or is she having an after death experience? And what will this mean for her friends and family getting ready to mourn her passing?
Funny, sweet and life affirming this book brought a smile to my face and a small tear to the eye. Thoroughly enjoyable.
This was an absolute surprise. I chose this book as something to fill time and found a wonderfully written and humorous book that gives hope to what is on the other side. The main character is who I want to be when I am in my 80's;spunky, optimistic and able to take all that she is given with grace and humility. Spend some time with her.
Fannie Flagg never disappoints. Her characters are always unique and not in an unbelievable way. It's a comedy that has a great pace and doesn't let you down. And it's very poignant, gets you thinking about people in your life.
Fannie Flagg, for those of you out there that remember her, is as funny on paper as she is in life. This book is really funny. It isn't how I imagine Heaven, but I like that it is just what Elner Shimfissle needs.
The book is a wonderful escape into a comedic faith adventure, full of rich and memorable characters! Ms. Flagg is a gifted storyteller. I have recommended to others and now have also purchased copies for gifts.
This was a very enjoyable read like all of Fannie Flagg's books and I highly recommend it. The amazing story how one woman touched so many lives is a real page-turner and thought provoking story without getting "preachy". There is hardly a page that didnt't make me smile, chuckle or downright laugh out loud---a must read.