The Scandalous Summer of Sissy LeBlanc
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from the Chapter-A-Day Book Club

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"Dear Suzanne: I am on my way to pick up this book. I think this book got my attention faster than any other."

--Sharon

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"I've been reading your selections for weeks now. Thanks for your work...it allows me to sample a variety of "romance types." I really liked "The Scandalous Summer of Sissy LeBlac" by Loraine Despres this week. Now I have to go out and buy the book to see what happens to Sissy! I loved Sissy's spunk as a young woman and as an old woman. A keeper." --Sally

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"I loved this week's book Scandalous, that Sissy is a real hoot. I can't wait to see where this story goes. I am definitely going to get this book and finish it. I have never read anything by Loraine Despres but I am going to start looking for other books she has written. You really make my day with the book club and you send just enough to tease and make me want to read every book you send (I also read the from the other chapteraday group) books that I ordinarily would not pick up. Thanks for all you do." --Kathy

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"I really enjoyed this week's book. I can't wait to buy it and finish reading!! I am from the South and have really enjoyed hearing some familiar descriptions. Thanks for the great reads!" --Joni

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"I can't wait to finish this book!!! In fact, I joined the Romance Book Club just because I noticed it was the book of the week!!. I not normally a 'romance' fan, but every once in a while I like to read something 'mindless' just for fun. Keep up the good work of picking out books for us 'readers' to enjoy. With you're help my list of summer reads is growing!!" --Dawn

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"I am looking forward to reading the end of this book. Thanks for all of the good books you keep picking out. I wish there were more hours in the day for reading." --Judy

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"This is a book which I probably would not have picked off a shelf or bought in a bookstore however--but now I,m definitely going to finish it." --Nairy

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"Suzanne: This Sissy is some kind of lady!! You finished today's "read" at such a critical point. I've got the book on "hold" at the library, so you can see that I have to find out just which "Rule No." she's going to use to get herself out of this predicament. I have to say she's doing very well so far with her "Rules."

I'm the one who always wants to use TIME wisely. Reading just to be reading has always made me nervous because I seem to want to LEARN something when I read. This silly Sissy character has captured by interest because she's very, very interesting. Hmmm, perhaps I'm intrigued with her RULES...could it be that I am learning something?" --Carol

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"I didn't think I was going to like this book (The Scandalous Summer of Sissy LeBlanc) at the beginning but the more I read it, the more I liked it. Now I want to finish the book so that I can find out what happened to Sissy. Thanks for a great read!" --Rhonda

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"Yes, I do plan on finishing this book. I found it humorous and intriguing. --Carolyn

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"I loved the preview to "The Scandalous Summer of Sissy LeBlanc," and will definitely add it to my list of books to read. Thank you for the "sneak peeks" into many great books." --Tonya

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"Yes! I will definitely read this book. I am always looking for something exciting and this certainly sounds like it has its share of excitement.

I love that I can read a part of a book to see if I like it before buying or checking out! Thank you!" --Diane

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"This book (The Scandalous Summer ...) is great. I will definitely go to my library and pick it up to finish. I can't wait." --Melissa

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"Please tell Loraine how much I am looking forward to finishing her book. I just reserved it at the library and there are 12 holds on the book." --Jean

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"loved this one--I catalog mostly non fiction, this was a nice change--already put it on reserve to finish it---thanks for the different chapters, this is fun." --PAM

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"I just had to write in my opinion of this book -- I really wanted the author to know. So here goes: I love it. It's really different - doesn't follow the usual romance novel formula. I'm dying to know what happens, because I can tell there's no guarantee the two main characters end up together. It's original, juicy, and a captivating read. I definitely plan to get it!" --Elaine

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"I haven't read a romance book in quite awhile so I signed up for this section of the book club to find a good one. Well, this one is it! It will be moving to the top of my "must reads"!" --Darlene

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"This looks like a wonderful book! I surely love to finish such books. Thanks for sharing it with us!" --Syed

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"Hello Suzanne! I just wanted to drop a note and tell you that I'm loving this weeks book! I'm just now getting the chance to catch up on the week, which is kind of nice to read them all (all 5 days) at once. Anyway, I'm a sucker for anything with the southern-bellish flair......Steel Magnolias, Divine Secrets of the Ya Ya Sisterhood...........so I do believe I will RUN to the library for this book just as soon as I get out of work today. Thank you so much for the time you devote to doing "this" for us. It is truly a bright spot in my day!" --Kathy

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"I have enjoyed the book club so far. I like "Scandalous"; I was excited when I found out that my local public library has a copy of the book. Keep up the good work!" --Kim

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"I thoroughly enjoyed this week's romance read. I just subscribed to the romance club after the mix-up a couple of weeks ago with the wrong book. At any rate, this is not a book I would normally have picked up but I so enjoyed reading it as this week's read that I am adding it to the list of books to buy/read. You are really making that a long list. Thanks for offering us a peek into the books before we buy them. I can not wait to finish this one!!" --Melissa

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"This is a great read, Suzanne. I look forward to getting it at the library." --Billye

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"I loved this book (it's Friday and I have read all 5 "reads" of it).

My two favorite things are the title and the "rule book" that is not written down and seems to be randomly numbered. I like the characters and the story so far too. It reminds me a bit of "Secrets of the YaYa Sisterhood" in it's "tone". I am not a literary critic so don't read too much into that statement -- it's just seems like the same "feel" to me. (I liked Ya Ya too)." --JlTeske

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"I did like the book. It has a quick, interesting style." --Candy

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"Hi! Just wanted to say that I really enjoyed the beginning of this book. I'm looking forward to continuing it. I also wanted to say that I really enjoy getting your emails everyday. Thanks!" --Alisa

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"Hi Suzanne, I really liked this book and I would like to read the whole book. This is a good way to find out if you would like a book or not. Sometimes in a bookstore you really can't tell by the back cover. Now I can go to the bookstore and grab the book. So thanks for a chapter a day and by the way, I heard about this from my 12 year old son where he heard it in school." --Cindy

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"I definitely plan on finishing the book. It is really fast paced and to the point. I do not have the internet, so I hope I can find a copy of this at a book store. You were cruel with this last reading. It is worse than a movie where someone is sneaking around the corner, you can see them in the mirror but the main character can't and just as they turn....BOOM!...a commercial. Thanks for sharing reads with me." --A.R.

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"Of course I'm reading the rest of this book - Parker sounds hot, hot, hot!" --Dorothy

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"I find this book very entertaining, enough to buy the book. What I really want is the manual on being a Southern belle as it seems it would be helpful to us Northern belles, too. Since that hasn't been written I'll have to buy the novel and learn from it.

I have bought two of the books since I started the club and in addition to Sissy there is another one I intend to buy, but have to find my notes with the title, author and publisher.Thanks for providing the opportunity to read with friends." --Joan

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"I have really been enjoying The Scandalous Summer of Sissy LeBlanc. I am definitely going to finish reading it. I need to know what happened years ago, what is happening now, and look forward to reading more rules from the Southern Belle's Handbook. As you can see, I am hooked. All in all a very good selection. Thanks!" --Harriett

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"Yes, have really enjoyed this one ~ amusing, but believable. I will buy this one to finish the story. Thanks for the opportunity to preview these fun stories!" --Mary

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"Just wanted to tell you that I am intrigued by Lorane Despres' book this week, and like the writing style a lot - I will definitely put this on my "future reading list". Thanks for your services!" --Dawn

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"The start of this book was a little confusing, but as you went along the week, it became really interesting and involving. The author's vivid imagery draws me into the story as if I am actually there - - talking, feeling, responding. I wish I could run out to the bookstore and buy it so that I don't have to wait until I get my online shipment. But, I am going to honor your request and "click on your picture". Keep up the good work. You make waking up on some days worthwhile :-)" --Gargee

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"Just a note to say YES I plan on finishing the "THE SCANDALOUS SUMMER OF SISSY LEBLANC". I have already place a request for this book with my local library." --Lisa

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"This is truly a book I will be looking to finish....the author's writing style definitely appeals to my liking and I need to know what happens in Sissy's life!!! Good choice for the weekly read..." --CookieBakker

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"I have to thank you so much for putting this book in your club. I absolutely LOVE it!!! I'm definitely going to finish this book! I really enjoy the way the author writes. It's a very well-written and entertaining story. I'm very interested to find out what happens next with Parker and Sissy! I was sitting at work yesterday when I read the part where Sissy's children are at the front door and see her kissing Parker. I hope no one saw me because I was sitting here with my hand over my mouth just shocked. I have to find out if they tell or not. I think you've just started me on yet another wonderful author. It's so easy to get caught up in this book. It feels like I just started the read and 10 seconds later it's over because I was sucked into the story so quickly. Thanks for another great book!" --Evan

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"I love this book. Can't wait to get it so I can finish reading it. You left it with me dying to know what is happening next. Thanks!" --Deirdre

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"Talk about grabbing your attention! I have never read anything before by this author but she is going down on my Good List. I would very much like to read the rest of this book. I can't wait to find out where Parker was hiding and if he was the reason Sissy dropped her cigarette." --Marla

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"Yes I will be finishing the book and I will suggest it to my book club for a selection." --Lori

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"Hi Suzanne: Just wanted you to know I am enjoying this week's story. I'd never read this author before, but she is funny. Now you know what that means, another book to go buy!

That has happened quite a bit since I joined. I start reading, and have to get the book to find out how it ends. You are doing a great job.

Thanks for all your efforts." --Barbara

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"Please forward to Loraine Despres that her book is a delight! I have already contacted my library and they have this book. This is one I will finish reading! Thanks so much for sharing!" --Teri

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"I'm enjoying the Scandalous Summer of Sissy Leblanc so much, I wish it wouldn't stop on Friday. This one is on my priority list. If it's this much fun, I'll be reading it more than once, so I plan to have it, anyway. Maybe Sissy will become a character who will come back in future books ... I don't think her Southern Belle's Handbook will ever run out of new rules.

Please convey my enthusiasm to Ms. Despres." --Gerry

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"I am really enjoying this week's book and I definitely plan on finishing it. Thanks!" --Kathy S.

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"Please tell this weeks author, Loraine Despres, that I will definitely be finishing her book, The Scandalous Summer of Sissy LeBlanc. Her writing style and southern flare is enticing me to want to read more of her books. Thanks for this preview. My husband and I are planning a trip to New Orleans soon; this book has me itching and excited to go." --Nadine

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"In addition to working full time as a Secretary at the Pensacola Police Department, I also work part-time at the West Florida Regional Library. While I see tons of book I just 'have to read' sometimes I'm just tired and discouraged and pass them by.

That was the case with THE SCANDALOUS SUMMER OF SISSY LEBLANC by by Loraine Despres. Having just finished the third installment this week I'll definitely be reading this. I have to know all the rules!!

Thanks for giving me the boost I need to give these books a second look." --Linda

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"This book has certainly gotten my attention. I plan to continue reading it, as it has provided me an escape that I need so badly at this point in time. Thanks!" --Lisa

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"I love the romance book club pick this week and intend to finish it. I am always finding new authors that I wouldn't find if I wasn't subscribed to your book clubs." --Shirley

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"This book appeals to me especially because it starts right off with action and has certainly caught my attention...Yes, I do intend to finish it, and have suggested the chapteraday .com to friends to friends to start with this book. Thanks, its fun thing to do to read what someone "in the business" suggests." --aa

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"I will definitely be finishing THE SCANDALOUS SUMMER OF SISSY LEBLANC, I have to find out all about Parker and the murder. Thanks for entertaining me each day." --Mary

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"I wasn't on the romance book club when I first started, but now I'm glad I am. Yes, I am especially enjoying the Scandalous Summer of Sissy LeBlanc I always enjoy books with a good touch of humor in them. That is why I could tell right away that I would be finishing this book. I enjoy a good laugh when I read a book. Especially after a tough day on the job! I don't know if this author has written more books, but I sure hope so. I will look forward to reading more. Thanks for choosing great reads." --Mary Ellen

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"I've enjoyed the first 3 emails of "The Scandalous Summer of Sissy LeBlanc" I've put the book on hold from the library where I work, to finish reading it. The rules of southern belles are funny too! Another story of a woman in a sort of "unhappy marriage" or at least one where she isn't recognized for the woman she is, is "Small Change, the Secret Life of Penny Burford" by J. Belinda Yandall. It is on Audio Book only as far as I could tell, and even though I'm not usually an audio book listener, the story intrigued me so much I listened to it while I was working one day. It was the winner of the Audio Book Club short story contest, and a really great story. Thanks, for all the great reads!" --Terra

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"I am enjoying The Scandalous Summer of Sissy LeBlanc. It's the kind of book I really like, and I will finish it." --Christy

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"Many of your "reads" have caught my attention and I've gone on to pick several of them up from the library so that I can enjoy the whole book. I'm heading to the library tonight in hopes to find "The Scandalous Summer of Sissy LeBlanc".

I was in a book club at work, but the busy schedule of the parent of two boys repeatedly keeps me from attending the discussion sessions. I've finally dropped out, but your virtual book club continues the trend of helping me to chose books outside of my normal interests. Thanks for giving me this "push" to read new things!" --Amy

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"I love it! I've just started reading romances again after a long hiatus reading thrillers and crime fiction, and I forgot how much I enjoyed them.

The snippets of THE SCANDALOUS SUMMER OF SISSY LEBLANC are superb, very atmospheric, and funny too. I'm popping this book on my "Must buy" list.

I've never been to the American south, but this book makes me want to go.

Many thanks to you Suzanne for presenting the book, and to the author for writing it." --Angela

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"After only 3 days reads - Sissy Leblanc has my attention and I can't wait to see what happens next. This is definately a book I will want to finish.

Thanks for this opportunity, you've exposed me to a variety of authors and books I wouldn't have come across on my own. I don't go on to finish all the books after the week's reads but this is one that I will." --Theresa

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"i am really enjoying "scandalous summer". this will be a book i want to finish. please let the author know how much i am enjoying it. will have to see if she has any other titles available. always nice to add a new author to my list. sure would love to win a book!! keep up the great work." --lynne

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"Hi Suzanne. I am really enjoying this romance novel, The Scandalous Summer of Sissy LeBlanc. I read today's chapter and can't wait to get tomorrow's. Whenever I read a good romance I always put myself in the heroine's place and "live the novel". I am really enjoying Sissy's life so far and it sounds like it's going to get better fast. When I really get into a book, like this one, I go to the library and try and take it out right away and finish the story. Some times I reserve the book, if necessary. Thanks for picking this particular book - looking forward to Thursday's excerpt." --JUDY

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"I really love this book and definately plan on getting it to finish it!!! I can tell that this author will have lots of success with her books, since they are so enticing! I can't wait to read all of her books!!" --Tammy

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"The Scandalous Summer of Sissy LeBlanc", is a great book! I'm having the best time reading it. I'd love it if all the "rules" were at the end of the book. It's definately going on my "to read" list for the summer. Thanks for sharing it with us." --Lora

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"So far I am enjoying "The Scandalous Summer of Sissy LeBlanc". I am really into books about southern women and find most of them laugh-out-loud. I do intend to finish this book and thanks for chosing it." --Joyce

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"I think I'll finish this week's read. The heroine is funny; she reminds me of my Texas days. And the prologue sets up a situation different enough from the usual genre that I want to find out the rest of the story. Good pick!" --Pam

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"Yes, I sure intend to. It is very different from romances that I normally read, so I admit, I am hesitant to, but your excerpts have convinced me to buy the book." --Viv

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"I will definitely find this book and finish it. What a great read so far. Having been born and raised in Tennessee I can always appreciate the southern belle point of view. I'm going to keep a running list of all of the rules in the book. They could come in handy some day. Thanks for choosing this book for us to read." --Jean

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"Just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy the book club and to thank you for doing such a great job of picking out the books....keep up the good work....I'll enjoy reading this book...." --HappyInCalif

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"Suzanne - This book "hooked" me at the Prologue and I love the "Rules!" It captures what I think a "down South" girl must really be like - at least from the viewpoint of a "MidWestern" one. Thanks for letting US read with YOU." --S.Leeks

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"About a year ago I told my sister I was bored with reading books, what I was reading (romance) didn't peak an interest anymore. She then told me about this book club. I have been reading with you for almost a year now. (I have bought and read several that you featured) When I saw that you were going to do a romance book, I thought what the heck, maybe there will be something to "repeak" my interest in them. Well Scandalous did it for me. I LOVE IT! I can't wait to get home from work and read it. So thank you Suzanne and Ms. Despres for repeaking my interest in romance books again." --Debbie

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"I really like this book-it is a refreshing change from "pirate/shiek" genre and very fun. I am a confirmed book-aholic and you feed my addiction!! I subscribe to the romance, original and fiction book clubs and find that I request from the library at least one book a week from the three choices. Keep up the good work!" --Patti

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"Loraine had done a great work in her book "THE SCANDALOUS SUMMER OF SISSY".

Though summer is not a relishing season here in india but her few chapters made it merry for me.

Her imagination, the erotic moments she created and moreover the background she had chosen althrough the meeting between sissy and parker....fantastic...

The story was told in such fashion that one could easily visualize the whole chains of gatherings between the characters great erotic momets... told beatifully,

Let me appreciate Loraine for her great work... and a lots of love and wishes.

Wish all success." --Sam(India)

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"I know it's Monday but I just finished the fifth installment of this book and I would love to read it." --Deb

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"I read a *lot* of romance. This is very good. The author has an edgy "voice" that makes her characters believable and interesting." --Mary

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"I really am enjoying the book. It is very cute. Thanks for sharing it." --Shannon

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"I am really enjoying Scandalous. I have been married 21 years, but there is probably one man that could affect me this way.... " --Melanie

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"I have been reading with you for about a year, & I really look forward to reading the selections each day. I find myself really excited, awaiting the next chapter of the current selection that we are reading!

Keep up the good work!" --Joyce

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"I'm really enjoying this book. It has made me laugh out loud at times. Maybe because I'm from the South, but maybe because it's just plain funny." --Lipi

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"This is the kind of a book one would take to the beach or, better yet, read on a lazy, rainy day. You can tell that the story is perfect for a WOMAN. It has all of the visualization that a female would enjoy. I am enjoying it." --Carol

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"Yes, this book has me intrigued enough to want to learn how it continues and ends. I lived in the hot, steamy climate of Louisiana a couple of years, and therefore know about the weather they have. The Cajun people are definitely a specialty." --Virgil

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"This book is sizzling already and it's only the 3rd email! Can't wait until tomorrow!" --Anita

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"I am really enjoying this one. I love a romance that also has a little humor! Can't wait to finish the book." --Marie

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"Thanks Suzanne for sharing your experiences. It seems that judging the person by looking at the cover was beneficial to you.

I enjoy reading your selections online and have ran out to the bookstore so fast some times, that I can hardly wait for the next selection. Being a Louisiana "Southern Belle" myself, you know I have to run and get this one too!

Until the next time, keep up your good spirits and keep us reading. It is so healthy for the mind!" --Joyce

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"This seems like it will be just delightful reading!! So far it is a light and funny which sets the pace of enjoyable reading. Thanks for sharing a good read!" --Carolyn

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