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The Great Unexpected
The Great Unexpected | Dan Mooney
11 posts | 6 read | 11 to read
A curmudgeon and his eccentric new roommate join together to plan an epic escape in this charming, poignant tale. Joel lives in a nursing home, and hes not one bit happy about it. He hates being told when to eat, when to sleep, when to take his pills. Hes fed up with life and begins to plan a way out when his new roommate, a retired soap opera actor named Frank, moves in and turns the nursing-home community upside down. Though the two men couldnt be more opposite, a fast friendship is formed when Frank is the only one who listens to and stands up for Joel. When he tells Frank about his burgeoning plan, they embark together on a mission to find the perfect escape, and along the way will discover that its never too late for new beginnings. Filled with colorful characters, sparkling humor and deep emotion, The Great Unexpected is the story of friendship, finding oneself later in life and experiencing newfound joy in the most unexpected places.
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Readswithcoffee
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Two old men, who are roommates in a nursing home and very much unalike, become friends. I enjoyed their banter & their adventures. Funny moments, but an emotional story.

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Crazeedi
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@shellleigh33 Michelle the book arrived today! Thanks! #LMPBC #round7 group P
@IvoryLunatic @Bookishthoughts @suvata

shellleigh33 😊 5d
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shellleigh33
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Relaxing day on beach finishing up this book for #LMPBC. Such an enjoyable read so far. Hope you girls like it @Crazeedi @Bookishthoughts @IvoryLunatic

Beatlefan129 That looks heavenly! 2w
shellleigh33 @Beatlefan129 it is. We are on a cruise and it is one of their private island‘s in the Bahamas. The water is so clear and beautiful. I wish I could stay here forever 2w
IvoryLunatic That‘s so pretty! 2w
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shellleigh33
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Okay #groupP #LMPBC #round7 this is the book I decided to go with and I am going to use red as my color. I‘m a little OCD 🤣and like to color coordinate. @Crazeedi @Bookishthoughts @IvoryLunatic

IvoryLunatic I‘ve been wanting to use blue, which matches my book also. I didn‘t even realize until you said that! 2mo
shellleigh33 @IvoryLunatic that is usually how I pick my color. 2mo
Bookishthoughts Great pick! I'll be using black or a light blue. 2mo
Crazeedi @Bookishthoughts maybe go with the black then since @IvoryLunatic is using blue! That way our writing will stand out! Please post pics of your books so I can do collage for our group! Thanks! Very excited!! 2mo
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BookNAround
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A tale of late in life friendship between an old curmudgeon and a dapper bon vivant who end up as nursing home roommates, this was humorous, sweet, and just a tad predictable. Full review at https://booknaround.blogspot.com/2019/06/review-great-unexpected-by-dan-mooney.h...

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lovelybookshelf
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I really enjoyed the banter between these two characters and seeing their unlikely friendship develop! If you'd like to enter for a chance to win a copy of this book, head over to www.lovelybookshelf.com for the #giveaway details (US readers only, runs through June 25, 2019).

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BookNAround
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The top of the closest stack on my bedside table. (There are three stacks—don‘t judge.). How cute are the little old bench sitters on this cover? Maybe I can get this read and reviewed before I head out on vacation so I don‘t have to take it with me.

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BookNAround
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It took some thinking but I finally came up with my #14books14weeks hosted by @TheHeartlandBookFairy I almost feel like this is cheating since I *have* to read almost all of these for reviews or book clubs or such. But I don‘t always get my required reading finished so I decided it‘s fair. 😉

Cathythoughts Crawdads 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 7mo
CoverToCoverGirl That‘s a nice stack! 7mo
Tamra Lincoln in the Bardo! 😻 7mo
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hes7
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#BookMail

“A curmudgeon and his eccentric new roommate join together to plan an epic escape in this charming, poignant tale.”

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GerardtheBookworm
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Stuck in a retirement home, Joel struggles with the same old daily rituals. Enter a new resident named Frank, a free spirit who teaches Frank to live again. A sweet, heartfelt story that will appeal to fans of A Man Called Ove and The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper.

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