Thursday, April 14, 2022

Homewreckers by Mary Kay Andrews

 

Summer never truly begins until Mary Kay sends her newest beach book out into the world. I was extremely pleased when this ARC showed up on my doorstep and once again Mary Kay doesn't disappoint.  

The only disappointment I had with the novel is that Mary Kay writes BIG books and there was no way I could sneak reads of it in at work. 9 or 10 hours a day where I couldn't find out what was happening in Hattie's life!

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Description:

Summer begins with Mary Kay Andrews, in this delightful summer read about flipping houses, and finding true love.

Hattie Kavanaugh went to work restoring homes for Kavanaugh & Son Restorations at eighteen, married the boss’s son at twenty, and became a widow at twenty-five. Now, she’s passionate about her work, but that’s the only passion in her life. “Never love something that can’t love you back,” is advice her father-in-law gives her, but Hattie doesn’t follow it and falls head-over-heels for a money pit of a house. She’s determined to make it work, but disaster after disaster occurs, and Hattie’s dream might cost Kavanaugh & Son their livelihood. Hattie needs money, and fast.

When a slick Hollywood producer shows up in her hometown of Savannah, Georgia, she gets a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: star in a beach house renovation reality show called The Homewreckers, cast against a male lead who may be a love interest, or may be the ultimate antagonist. Soon, there’s more at stake than bad pipes and dry rot: during the demolition, evidence comes to light that points to the mysterious disappearance of a young wife and mother years before.

With a burned out detective investigating the case, an arsonist on the loose, two men playing with her emotions, and layers upon layers of vintage wallpaper causing havoc, it's a question of who will flip, who will flop, and if Hattie will ever get her happily-ever-after.

Sunday, February 6, 2022

Maggie Moves On - Lucy Score

I've been a big fan of Lucy Score for several years now and always grab her books when they come out.  I tend to buy the physical copies of the ones I enjoyed the most and have 11 so far.  This book will definitely be #12 when it publishes.  

Lucy has a way of creating the most likable/lovable characters, even the grumpy ones make you chuckle.  My husband says he can always tell when I'm reading a Lucy book because I'm almost always smiling. Makes it hard to sneak in any reading at work.  

Without giving away any of the plot, let's just say that this book is about creating a wonderful family without even knowing you really needed or wanted one.  The people that you surround yourself with in your daily life are your family.  

Out in June!



Wednesday, September 15, 2021

New Books for all you awesome readers out there!

When you have a moment, take a look at some of the new and interesting novels that have crossed my desk in the last couple of months.  You can find little write - ups or shout outs on Instagram @lindsaykinah or the Dew's Facebook page facebook.com/dewonthekudzu.

Some of my favorite authors are here: Patti Callahan, J.T. Ellison, Kristin Harmel, Sally Kilpatrick.  I don't know the other authors but from reading their books, they are soon to be on my favorite's list too!  


Thursday, July 8, 2021

The Other Me by Sarah Zachrich Jeng


An interesting suspense novel that dips into Sci-Fi, but keeps it to the outer edges for the most part.  It's really more of a story of Kelly and how her life suddenly turns upside down.  She has memories of another life, but also fully remembers the one she's currently in.  Does she talk to her husband about this?  Will he think she's crazy?  Is he part of the problem?

 There's a lot of going back in time with her memories and flashbacks on what she might have done better/different, but the writing is smooth and doesn't stagger in spots, as it easily could with this type of novel.

 Altogether, an enjoyable read.

 

Available August 10th.

Tuesday, June 29, 2021

Wait for it by Jenn McKinlay


This a sweet romance book about a woman realizing that perhaps she's a bit smother-y in relationships while at the same time trying to help a wounded man - both in mind and body - find his place in life again and begin to live after becoming a recluse.  There's the usual sexual tension, angst-y moments, light humor and HEA that one finds in an enjoyable romantic read.   A good way to while away an afternoon by the pool or beach.

PS - By sweet, I mean the story - there's definitely sexy times in there!

 

Publication Date: August 10

#Berkley Publishers #waitforit #jennmckinlay