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TLC Book Tours: 64. The Fixer Upper by Mary Kay Andrews...

June 17, 2010
It's tour time! TLC Tours is touring Mary Kay Andrews' The Fixer Upper!

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FTC Disclosure: My copy of The Fixer Upper was provided by TLC Tours for this blog tour. I am an IndieBound and Amazon affiliate, and any purchases made by clicking on the cover or the links provided may result in monetary compensation.

mary kay andrewsAbout the Author:
New York Times bestselling author Mary Kay Andrews is a native of St. Petersburg, Florida, and a diplomate of the Maas Brothers Department Store Charm School. She also has a journalism degree from The University of Georgia. (Go Dogs.) After a 14-year career as a reporter, mainly at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, she quit newspapers to make a living telling lies. She wrote 10 critically acclaimed mysteries, including the Callahan Garrity mystery series, under her real name, Kathy Hogan Trocheck. Her new alias is a combination of her children’s names. Married to her high school sweetheart, she mostly lives in Atlanta, although sometimes also on Tybee Island, Georgia. Find her online at marykayandrews.com.

the fixer upperTitle: The Fixer Upper
Author: Mary Kay Andrews
ISBN-13: 9780060837389
Paperback: 419 pages
Publisher: HarperCollins, 2009
Purchase at IndieBound, Amazon

drey's thoughts:
I practically inhaled The Fixer Upper. I was looking for something a little light, a little sassy, and a lot interesting, and I dare say I found it with this one. The story starts with the heroine, Dempsey (which reminded me of McDreamy, and that's never a bad thing to be reminded of!), drowning her sorrows on the worst day of her life. Her girlfriends are unfortunately relatively quick extras, but you don't even notice.

Dempsey has a quirky family, and a horrible (ex-)boss. She heads south to fix up an inheritance of her father's, and finds herself surprisingly comfortable in a small Southern town of 2200, especially considering she used to live in Washington, D.C. While there, she is hounded by her past, intrigued by a very nice possibility, and while butting heads with a distant relative, immerses herself in a Dempsey that she never knew existed.

I was so engrossed in Dempsey's life that I didn't even notice the time flying by. Next thing I knew, it was the last page. Like, what??? Anyway. If you're looking for a summer read, pick this up. Pair with a frou-frou drink, a little bit of shade, and sunscreen for the parts that would get sunburned while you're forgetting about time. *grin*

drey's rating: 4/5 Excellent

Challenges: 100+

3 comments:

Serena said...

I really enjoyed Deep Dish by this same author...she has great light books that have dynamic characters. Glad to see you enjoyed this one.

heathertlc said...

"Pair with a frou-frou drink, a little bit of shade, and sunscreen for the parts that would get sunburned while you're forgetting about time" Now THAT sound like a lot of fun! Glad to know you enjoyed the book. :)

Ladytink_534 said...

This was a great book and I just adore this author! I can't wait for her next book!

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