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Its humor, poignancy, and a dash of sass will touch the heart. In the south you always say “yes, ma’am” and “no, ma’am. You know everybody’s business. Now, as adults, they’re still almost inseparable as they life together: from the sometimes rocky path of marriage to the outrageous curveballs that life sometimes throws—from devastating pain to absolute joy.
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As an elite event planner, margot’s rubbed elbows with the cream of Chicago society, and made elegance and glamour her business. Margot cary has spent her life immersed in everything Lake Sackett is not. She’s riding high until one event goes tragically, spectacularly wrong. Elementary school principal Kyle Archer is a fellow fish-out-of-water who volunteers to show Margot the picture-postcard side of Southern living.
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Frankie McCready talks to dead people. Fortunately, at the mccready Family Funeral Home & Bait Shop, Frankie’s eccentricities fit right in. What’s he so worried about? and what kind of cop can get a job with the atlanta pd but can’t stand to look at a dead body? Frankie has other questions that need answering first—namely, who’s behind the recent break-in attempts at the funeral home, and how can she stop them? This one really does seem like a job for the sheriff—and as Frankie and Eric do their best Scooby-Doo impressions to catch their man, they get closer to spilling some secrets they thought were buried forever.
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She had to wear it all night, dangling chain and all. Bertie's nearly perfect life is about to take a downhill turn, however. And mary lou's pregnancy test just came up positive. But when she goes to the courthouse to take care of her little problem, it is only to discover George Bigham is deceased. Yes.
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But when she's targeted by the town's teenage bad boy, she may need more than her "secret sense" to survive. Will wildflower fall to another tragedy or will her strength be enough to carry her through?With prose as lush and colorful as the American south, The Secret Sense of Wildflower is powerful and poignant, brimming with energy and angst, humor and hope.
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