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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (847 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Haywood Smith Narrator: Anne Gartlan Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2008 ISBN:
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Southern housewife Linwood Breedlove Scott was happily content in her comfortable 30-year marriage, but when her husband cleans out their bank accounts and runs off with a stripper, her life takes a hilarious, yet touching, right turn into reality. With no place to go but home, she's forced back to her eccentric family she escaped by marrying at 19. But despite her newly dependent situation, Lin begins to stand on her own two feet and wake up to the joys - and perils - of life as a single woman. And she also learns surprising lessons about her family: that things aren't always what they seem, and that the power of love governs even the most dysfunctional of relationships. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carol Crenshaw | 2/20/2014

    " The main character is a 50-year old woman who must move in with her parents after a divorce. It was a good read especially for the over 40 woman. Laughs, tears and understanding are some of the emotions you will experience reading this book. Women 40+ will find emotions in common with the heroine. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sarah | 2/11/2014

    " Loved it! Not the best story, but amazing writing. Haywood Smith is really talented. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gail | 2/9/2014

    " This is a women's fiction novel about a 50-ish woman putting her life back together after a devastating divorce virtually identical to what happened to the author herself. (I heard Smith speak once, and she told the story. The basic facts are the same--husband sends them both into bankruptcy by spending hundreds of thousands of $$ on hookers, takes up with bimbo, etc. Beyond that, I believe there is little to no correspondence.) Heroine has to move back home because she can't afford anything better, reconnects with old friends (and enemies), learns to respect herself again, etc., etc. It's a good story with lots of that Southern feel and family dynamics and even some nice romance thrown in. But the main story is how the heroine recovers herself. Good read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Merrill | 2/4/2014

    " Characters are real people---a good read with typical Haywood Smith humor! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Theresa Gassler | 1/30/2014

    " Really super Southern book. Funny and wish there was a sequel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Debra | 1/29/2014

    " I know this author personally. (we sometimes have breakfast together) She is a HOOT! Love her. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deb | 1/28/2014

    " I thought I had it all figured out -- but it threw in a few surprises. A good, light, enjoyable read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Emily Ross | 1/14/2014

    " This book was fun but I thought the end was kind of hokey and a little unnecessary. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Karla | 1/14/2014

    " Full of cliches and stereotypes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shelby | 1/1/2014

    " This book started off so funny! It then slowed down a bit but I still liked it alot. I realized the author lives near me so it was really neat to see our area described. I will def. check out some of her other books. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Syndy | 1/1/2014

    " If there was a negative rating I would choose it. This book was really pointless. The woman was bitter and witchy. My friend told me it was bad but I read it anyway, dumb. That's several hours of my life I will never get back. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Candace | 12/13/2013

    " This was a book I had been moving around for 5 years - someone had given it to me... It was funny and light. I enjoyed the fact that it was situated near where I live, allowing me the aha moment of "I know where that is". "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dawn | 12/4/2013

    " Funny, touching, uplifting book about a woman who struggles to find out what really matters in life. Very good and well written book as usual by Haywood Smith. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Crystal Wallar | 10/16/2013

    " Very lovely tale about a woman forced to go home again & reinvent herself. Lovely. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sandi | 10/2/2013

    " book about women starting over; about parent/adult child relationships; Alzheimer's; I enjoyed it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gretchy | 9/25/2013

    " LOL funny! Literally. Especially if you are from or have lived in the South. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Angela Lintner | 9/20/2013

    " Good little southern-chick-lit. . .very colorful cast of characters and interesting little sub-plots. No major awards to be doled out, but a fun little read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Breeze Watson | 7/23/2013

    " Sort of funny and definitely didn't put on any airs. Sort of felt like a sophisticated story of the sitcom "Mama's Family". "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephanie | 5/22/2013

    " Very quick very fun read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Malinda | 4/22/2013

    " I only read a little way into the book before I thought that it was too base to waste any more time on. After skimming a little farther, I realized I was more than right. Boo. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cheryl in CC NV | 3/20/2013

    " Actually, I'm not sure if I finished this. I just know I don't want to try to read it again. Premise is good, but it was just too frothy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sandy | 2/23/2013

    " Very cute book, but I LOVE everything she writes, can't put them down. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Amy Bocage | 10/30/2012

    " This book made me feel good about my crazy family! lol! Full of southern charm, friends, and Prozac. After reading this one I had to see what else she had written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jackie | 10/4/2012

    " Read a few years ago. It was pretty funny. The cover gave me the idea for my usual summer pedicure. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dottie | 3/31/2012

    " now and again one needs to laugh out loud and this is a book that lets one do so at times. I don't remember much but that i found it funny -- laugh at loud funny. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sandy | 7/8/2011

    " Just couldn't get into this book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pamela | 5/22/2011

    " Loved this story! It felt so much like my own experience growing up in the South! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Laura C. | 5/20/2011

    " I had expected to be thrilled to find a witty southern belle of a certain age in this book, but instead found that all I had in common with her is a fondness for southern vernacular and a profound belief that all consumed calories must be chewable. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kissa | 5/16/2011

    " This was a great depiction of southern culture. I loved reading about Lin's travel back in time and her growth from that experience. I related to a lot in this book. I love anything set in Atlanta and the south. "

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