Welcome to Partonville

6 books in series
4 out of 5 stars 125 ratings

Dearest Dorothy, Are We There Yet? Publisher's Summary

Charlene Ann Baumbich is a popular journalist and speaker who is beloved for her humorous inspirational books. Like Jan Karon's Mitford series, the Dearest Dorothy books are set in a small town filled with unforgettable characters.

Dorothy Jean Wetstra, 87, is the town matriarch in Partonville, Illinois. Fully aware of both her strengths and flaws, she often asks "the Big Guy" in heaven for help: "Dear Lord, DO SOMETHING!"

©2002 Charlene Ann Baumbich; (P)2003 Recorded Books, LLC
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  • Book 1

    • Dearest Dorothy, Are We There Yet?

    • Welcome to Partonville, Book 1
    • By: Charlene Ann Baumbich
    • Narrated by: Cynthia Darlow
    • Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 26

    Dorothy Jean Wetstra, 87, is the town matriarch in Partonville, Illinois. Fully aware of both her strengths and flaws, she often asks "the Big Guy" in heaven for help: "Dear Lord, DO SOMETHING!"

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fun and God with Dorothy

    • By Byron on 05-04-14

    Regular price: $20.99

  • Book 2

    • Dearest Dorothy, Slow Down, You're Wearing Us Out!

    • Welcome to Partonville, Book 2
    • By: Charlene Ann Baumbich
    • Narrated by: Cynthia Darlow
    • Length: 8 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Reflecting the pace, the memories and the friendships of small-town America, Dorothy's faith-filled adventures will touch your heart and tickle your funny bone at the same time.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Fun Listen

    • By Geri on 06-24-16

    Regular price: $24.49

  • Book 3

    • Dearest Dorothy, Help! I've Lost Myself!

    • Welcome to Partonville, Book 3
    • By: Charlene Ann Baumbich
    • Narrated by: Cynthia Darlow
    • Length: 8 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    Delighted fans eagerly anticipate each new book about Dorothy Jean Wetstra, reigning "oldster" of a little Midwestern town-on-the-square. She is a wonderful blend of feisty determination and strong faith. Now Dorothy is busy asking the man above for lots of help to deal with old family secrets and the mayor's wacky new plans for Partonville.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A Good Listen

    • By Geri on 07-07-16

    Regular price: $24.49

  • Book 4

    • Dearest Dorothy, Who Would Have Thought?

    • Welcome to Partonville, Book 4
    • By: Charlene Ann Baumbich
    • Narrated by: Cynthia Darlow
    • Length: 10 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 14

    The first three books in award-winning journalist Charlene Ann Baumbich's Dearest Dorothy series won her a congregation of adoring fans for her pleasant tales set amid the good people of Partonville. The fourth entry in the series contains all the hopes, heartache, happiness and inspiration her readers have come to cherish.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • This excellent series needed different reader(s)

    • By BoredCutter on 10-03-12

    Regular price: $29.37

  • Book 5

    • Dearest Dorothy, Merry Everything

    • By: Charlene Ann Baumbich
    • Narrated by: Cynthia Darlow
    • Length: 7 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 12

    The holidays are coming, and a plan to build a mini-mall has some residents in a tizzy. It'll take some shrewd negotiating and a little help from the Big Guy upstairs for Dorothy to set this one right.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • amusing and entertaining

    • By Marilyn S. on 06-09-18

    Regular price: $31.47

  • Book 6

    • Dearest Dorothy, If Not Now, When?

    • By: Charlene Baumbich
    • Narrated by: Cynthia Darlow
    • Length: 8 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 23
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15

    Dorothy can't believe her 58-year-old son, Jacob, has left his successful Philadelphia law firm and is replacing Partonville's recently deceased lawyer. And as the new mini-mall prepares to open, most of the townspeople - spurred on by a generous $100 first prize - are busy trying to create a clever name for it.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • loved em!

    • By Brian Dirks on 08-02-17

    Regular price: $29.37