The Homewreckers A Novel

Mary Kay Andrews, 1954-

eAudio - 2022

Summer begins with Mary Kay Andrews, in this delightful summer read about flipping houses, and finding true love. "Narrator Kathleen McInerney exudes beach-read energy in this entertaining audiobook....Listeners will be swept up in the complicated plot and enjoy the entire wild ride." -AudioFile on The Homewreckers Hattie Kavanaugh went to work restoring homes for Kavanaugh & Son Restorations at eighteen, married the boss's son at twenty, and became a widow at twenty-five. Now, she's passionate about her work, but that's the only passion in her life. "Never love something that can't love you back," is advice her father-in-law gives her, but Hattie doesn't follow it and falls head-over-heels f...or a money pit of a house. She's determined to make it work, but disaster after disaster occurs, and Hattie's dream might cost Kavanaugh & Son their livelihood. Hattie needs money, and fast. When a slick Hollywood producer shows up in her hometown of Savannah, Georgia, she gets a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: star in a beach house renovation reality show called The Homewreckers, cast against a male lead who may be a love interest, or may be the ultimate antagonist. Soon, there's more at stake than bad pipes and dry rot: during the demolition, evidence comes to light that points to the mysterious disappearance of a young wife and mother years before. With a burned out detective investigating the case, an arsonist on the loose, two men playing with her emotions, and layers upon layers of vintage wallpaper causing havoc, it's a question of who will flip, who will flop, and if Hattie will ever get her happily-ever-after.

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Genres
Love stories
Published
[United States] : Macmillan Audio 2022.
Language
English
Corporate Author
hoopla digital
Main Author
Mary Kay Andrews, 1954- (author)
Corporate Author
hoopla digital (-)
Other Authors
Kathleen (Actress) McInerney (narrator)
Edition
Unabridged
Online Access
Instantly available on hoopla.
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Physical Description
1 online resource (1 audio file (14hr., 30 min.)) : digital
Format
Mode of access: World Wide Web.
ISBN
9781250852175
Access
AVAILABLE FOR USE ONLY BY IOWA CITY AND RESIDENTS OF THE CONTRACTING GOVERNMENTS OF JOHNSON COUNTY, UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS, HILLS, AND LONE TREE (IA).
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Review by Library Journal Review

With her signature twist of mystery and romance, Andrews (The Santa Suit) tells the story of Hattie Kavanaugh, a young widow who went into business as a contractor with her father-in-law, Tug, in historic Savannah. After making the mistake of choosing a house that becomes more than she can handle, Hattie gets talked into working on a home improvement reality show to recoup her losses. Between contemplating a possible romance with her costar and other suitors, finding the body of her former teacher at the renovation site, and trying to identify and avoid the murderer herself, Hattie has a rough road to travel. Versatile voice actress Kathleen McInerney brings warmth and vivacity to her narration and creates individual voices for each of the book's characters. McInerney's depiction of Hattie is especially skillful, so that listeners will feel privy to all her thoughts and concerns. VERDICT Recommend to fans of light romance and mystery or anyone looking for a fun beach read.--Cheryl Youse

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