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Queen bee goes home again, Haywood Smith

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Queen bee goes home again
Title
Queen bee goes home again
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Haywood Smith
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Language
eng
Summary
In Queen Bee Goes Home Again by bestselling author Haywood Smith, it's been ten years since Linwood Scott had to move back home to Mimosa Branch, Georgia the first time. Now, with her work in real estate at a stand-still because of the economy, and her ex-husband and his alimony payments (and his former stripper-current wife) nowhere to be seen, Linwood finds herself back in the place she'd never thought she'd be: the garage apartment next to her mother Mamie's mansion. But this time around things are different. It's not just Linwood that's ten years older. Her uncle and father are living in a home, and Mamie is working hard to take care of everything on her own (while still bossing around her nearest and dearest). Linwood's brother has cleaned up his act and turned over a new leaf. And there's a new Baptist preacher in town...who also happens to be handsome and divorced. While Linwood reconnects with Mimosa Branch and works to figure out what her next step will be, its family, love, and a sense of humor that will help guide her through the unpredictable turns her life has taken
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Review
  • She’s ba-ack. Lin Breedlove Scott is once again gracing, though not gracefully, her mother’s doorstep in Mimosa Branch, after her latest personal tragedies have left her with nowhere else to turn. All the original characters from Smith’s debut (Queen Bee of Mimosa Branch, 2002) are there, too: her strong-willed mother, Mamie; her stronger-willed father; and crazy Uncle Bedford. But now they are 10 years older, though not necessarily wiser. As before, Lin is plagued by a good-looking next-door neighbor, this time charismatic preacher Conrad Allen, who is immediately smitten with the feisty 60-year-old. The feeling, much to Lin’s chagrin, is mutual. So what is the problem? With the unsavory reputation she earned on her first return home throwing up roadblocks to any future happiness, Lin does everything she can not to repeat past mistakes. A Christian conservative who conducts numerous, simultaneous mental conversations with herself, God, and her 12-step enablers, Lin somehow manages to turn the interior noise down far enough to find her own true voice. -- Haggas, Carol (Reviewed 08-01-2014) (Booklist, vol 110, number 22, p34)
  • Real estate agent Linwood Breedlove Scott is doing the drive of shame: back to her hometown, back to her mother's house to lick her wounds and recover from losing her home in a bad economy. She hasn't forgotten that this is the second time she's doing so. She's ready to hunker down until one last favor for a friend culminates in her selling the home next door to the handsome new (divorced!) minister in town. Sparks fly, but Lin's not sure she's minister's wife material. Distracted from romance by family matters and a return to college, Lin finds that it's not until a blast from the past arrives on her doorstep that she really has to evaluate what she wants vs. what she thinks God wants for her. In this perky and fast-paced sequel to Queen Bee of Mimosa Branch , which can be equally enjoyed as a stand-alone novel, Lin's predicaments aren't wholly surprising; however, the ride from beginning to end is enjoyable and charming. Smith's writing is fresh and contemporary yet still true to her faith-based roots. VERDICT A solid recommendation for book groups and fans of women's fiction and romance.— Amy Brozio-Andrews, Albany P.L., NY --Amy Brozio-Andrews (Reviewed September 15, 2014) (Library Journal, vol 139, issue 15, p71)
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10358051
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1949-
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Smith, Haywood
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3569.M53728
LC item number
Q43 2014
Literary form
fiction
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  • Divorced women
  • Small cities
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Queen bee goes home again, Haywood Smith
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volume
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rdacarrier
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text
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rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 358 pages
Isbn
9781250003515
Lccn
2014017192
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)869263735
Label
Queen bee goes home again, Haywood Smith
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 358 pages
Isbn
9781250003515
Lccn
2014017192
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)869263735

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