There are some authors that I track with almost devout attention, pre-ordering books so I can have them as soon as they’re published. Mary Kay Andrews is one of them. When those books arrive, after I’ve read them, they go on the shelf that I reserve for books that inspire my own writing.
I love her voice. I love her characters. I love her stories. I thoroughly enjoy being transported to whatever area she’s chosen to set the scene for each tale; especially when it’s the South. Man I love a good story set in the South.
This isn’t high literature, but it’s perfect for a cozy afternoon escape. And it’ll probably make you want to redecorate your home… or strip it to the studs and rebuild it. And then, when you’re done, you’ll probably want to pop back online to buy the rest of Mary Kay’s books. Don’t say I didn’t warn you.
Read this book if: You enjoy a good tale of a woman wronged righting things her way. You like reading stories about renovations, antiques, and life in the South. You love stories with great characters who will feel like close friends long before the final chapter.
Would this make a good book club book? Probably not. Save this one for a quiet afternoon on your couch with a great cup of tea.
Want to read the other books on this list? Here they are!
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