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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

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+


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.

Anonymous 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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