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In this charming stand-alone sequel to Boo, Gutteridge pens a delightful suspend-disbelief-and-enjoy-it romp featuring the quirky characters from Skary, Ind. After bestselling writer and Skary resident Wolfe "Boo" Boone finds God and gives up writing thrillers, the horror theme that the town employed to attract tourists goes bust. Busybody Missy Peeple brainstorms ways to rebrand the town, while Wolfe experiments with selling cars, then recommends romance novels as a clerk at the town bookstore. Wolfe's fiancée, the Martha Stewartesque Ainsley Parker, is distracted from wedding plans by Wolfe's former editor, who plots to make her the Next Big Thing in homemaking stardom. Newcomer and presumed psychologist Dr. Jack Hass—yes, you read that right—is ready to provide counseling for everything from losing weight to pepping up the sheriff's depressed tomcat. Meanwhile, howling, ghostly figures walk the streets of Skary, the vet neuters a rampaging cat at gunpoint, and the mayor loses his mind and believes he's in the Caribbean. There's the infrequent bad line ("Like a hungry seagull, his mind dove into dark waters, fishing for reason"). But what makes this completely improbable plot, complete with an old map marked with an "X," so enjoyable are Gutteridge's offbeat characterizations and her sense of mischievous delight in the story. This engaging faith fiction will delight fans of Boo and capture some new readers.
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“Two weddings that might or might not take place, a gown four sizes too small, plans for one of the brides-to-be to become the new Martha Stewart, a town on the verge of bankruptcy–and just what's up with those owls? Rene Gutteridge has done it again! Just as she did in Boo, Rene takes the quirky, yet quite likeable, characters of Skary, Indiana, adds some even quirkier plot twists, tosses in some pop culture references, and mixes it all together for a fun read. Boo Who is definitely a good thing.”
–Nancy Kennedy, author of Move Over, Victoria–I Know the Real Secret and When He Doesn’t Believe
What a funny, happy, redemptive book. It was a joy to immerse myself in the town of Skary, Indiana, with its quirky, lovable, but very real people. I hope to make many more visits to Skary!
–Linda Hall, author of Steal Away and Chat Room
“Boo Who was a one-sitting read that kept me riveted with its stunning characterization. Rene Gutteridge’s tightly-written novel wrapped humor, mystery and romance into a sumptuous feast I couldn’t put down.”
–Kristin Billerbeck, author of What a Girl Wants and She’s Out of Control