Marilee Abernathy decides that life has played one too many tricks on her. Even though Chickpea, South Carolina, is a small town, she was the last to know that her husband moved in with the local trollop, taking along their 15-year-old son. Shocked and devastated, Marilee settles on suicide, but even that doesn't work. In the middle of hanging herself from a beam in the ceiling, Marilee realizes that she wants to live and fight for her son, then the ladder falls. Her next-door neighbor, Sam Brewer, who was a Romeo back when she was in high school, rescues her from the debris, but now Marilee must rescue herself from her old life and find a new one. While trying to do this, she takes in a pregnant teen, finds a job, and starts divorce proceedings as Sam tries to convince her that he should be part of her new life. An appealing romance filled with charm and snappy dialogue. Patty Engelmann
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This book was so good it is one of the best I have read in a long time. The whole story is very heartwarming and sweet. Read morePublished on Aug. 13 2007 by Melanie
Charlotte Hughes and Janet Evanovich have a lot in common when it comes to their writing styles. (They do have a few novels out togehter, so that would make sense! Read morePublished on March 23 2004 by TJ's Mommy
THIS WAS THE FIRST BOOK BY CHRLOTTE HUGHES THAT I READ, BUT IT DEFINATELY WON'T BE THE LAST! I WOULD RECOMMEND IT TO ANYONE WHO WNJOYS A TOUCHING ROMANCE WITH PLENTY OF HUMOR AS... Read morePublished on July 7 2003 by LINDSEY YASGAR
I liked this book but not as well as Hot Shot by the same author. It was still a good read though.Published on June 20 2003 by goldencz
This author has a gift for telling it like it is. She created scenes that are so far from believable that you have no choice but to believe. Read morePublished on Oct. 14 2002
This was one of the funniest books I've ever read.This woman gets in so many messes she should have just stayed home. Read morePublished on Oct. 4 2002 by "bikesandskulls"
I picked this book up because I needed a distraction and boy did this book deliver. I can't remember a time when I have felt closer or more involved with characters in a book. Read morePublished on Jan. 24 2002 by A. Siebert
can make it seem comical when a woman tries to hang herself, botches it, is discovered by her(gorgeous) neighbor and then trying to recover her dignity is walking around saying... Read morePublished on Nov. 14 2001 by Amy Leemon