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New York Times bestselling author Carolyn Brown returns with a heartbreakingly hilarious novel about three women who had nothing in common, except their husband.
Leaving one widow behind is unfortunate. Leaving three widows behind is just plain despicable. Oil heiress Kate Steele knew her not-so-dearly departed husband was a con man, but she's shocked that Conrad racked up two more wives without divorcing her first. The only remnant of their miserable marriage she plans to keep is their lakeside cabin in Bootleg, Texas. Unfortunately, she's not the only woman with that idea.
Fiery, strong-willed Jamie wishes Conrad were still alive - so she could kill the scoundrel herself. But for their daughter's sake, she needs that property. As does Amanda - twenty-eight, pregnant, and still weeping over the loss of her true love. On a broiling July day, all three arrive in Bootleg...with a dogged detective right behind who's convinced that at least one of them conspired to commit murder. One momentous summer filled with revelations, quirky neighbors, and barefoot evenings on the porch offers three women the chance to make the journey from enemies to friends, and claim a bright, new beginning.
©2017 Carolyn Brown. (P)2016 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.
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By Too Happy on 08-16-17

It was a great book until...

...the entire thing fell apart over the dialogue of an increasingly hoaky kid. Demanding, unrestrained and whiny. It commandeered the whole story. This book jumped the shark in Chapter17 and I decided I wouldn't skip 30 seconds 1 more time. Too bad. it had such promise. All the yapping didn't get the story anywhere. It was unproductive, so it fast became annoying.

Spoiler alert: sort of

Too many unrealistic scenarios, including ideas of selling a big family held oil company, for the "love" of a complete stranger's child. After only a week or two. Everyone falling in love, new jobs miraculously appearing in a small town for outsiders and the perfect acceptance of church going folk. I'm from Texas, I go to church and I know better. Suspension of disbelief doesn't cover what you need for this section. The author was clipping along at a good pace until all this.

Since I already know what happens I'll give this up. If the author has another book, I'll try it as long as invasive child dialogue isn't evident.

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By Linda on 08-18-17

Conrad Was A Piece of Work--3 Wives!

Well, reading this book made me think of growing up in Oklahoma and all the hot steamy summers, It is a nice romance story with three women thrown together at the funeral of their husband. Neither of them knew of the others but Kate was less emotionally involved because she had told Conrad 'no divorce and no money' and had pretty much moved on after the first year. The story takes place in a small town in Texas. The story was sweet but too sweet for my taste. I listened to it on audible and enjoyed the accents provided by the narrator, Donna Postal, but the story was too sweet. If you like sweet romantic stories with no sex and lots of old fashioned charm, you'll love this story. I'm more into murder and mayhem. It was a nice break and would be a nice beach read.

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2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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By Mrs. H. L. Rider on 03-11-17


I'm bereft now that barefoot summer has past and I will no longer spend time with these vivid characters through their deepest sorrows and journey to find themselves. Spectacular story coupled with a perfect performance. Will have to read again right now!

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