Upon her escape from the shackles of an untrustworthy union (you like that one?), Keeley storms off towards her humble abode (read as her apartment, above her business, Glorious Interiors) only to be "picked up" (not hit on, literally picked up as in given a ride) by Mr. Will Mahoney. In her current state of disgrace, she is only seeking refuge in a pile of pillows, and solitude...at least for a while. Hey, its a small town, and as with most, everyone knows everything or they will eventually. Will is a newcomer to her neck of the woods. He is the red-haired, yellow Cadillac driving, dilapidated mansion buying, savior of the Loving Cup bra factory who needs Keeley desperately...to help him return the Mulberry Hill mansion to its former glory. (What? Did you think I was taking that sentence elsewhere? Gotcha!) It seems Will Mahoney has his heart set on Mulberry Hill for many reasons...the main one being Stephanie Scofield. His hopes are set on winning her over with the made over mansion and scoring a wife-to-be by Thanksgiving. But can love be custom designed? (If so, sign me up!)
For a limited time, Harper Collins Publishers is offering FULL ACCESS to this book online! (Just click on the link in the picture above, or the words FULL ACCESS.) I must admit, I may have passed this one by if just browsing in the store. I mean, it screams Southern literature (hissy fit...term mainly used in the South) and it's not that I have anything against this niche group, but I wouldn't want to get into something all backwoodsey and hard to decipher...like this sentence. Surprisingly, this book was REALLY good! So good in fact that I ordered it the other day online (thank you barnesandnoble.com) for my future re-reading pleasure. The characters are heart felt, the commotions caused realistic, and the ending befits the story. Fall in love with the Southern charm offered by author Mary Kay Andrews...just keep your friends and wits about you!
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