Thursday, December 25, 2014

For the Love of Pete by Debby Mayne

Bethany is a widow who has lost her spirit.  Her house is cluttered with all sorts of collectables she's inherited.  Her husband is gone.  She mostly stays home and keeps to herself.  But that's going to change.  The Garden Club has decided to make her their project!

B & H Books and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published January 15th, so make a note to pick it up then.

This story amused me.  Bethany likes Pete and they've been friends for years.  They even went to school together.  Since Pete helps everyone who needs it, he helps Bethany with repairs and errands, too.  They like each other but they're not brave enough to try for something more.  The older ladies in their lives aren't going to let them get away that!

When the Garden Club ladies stick Bethany under their wings and get ready to do a fundraiser, they also plan to help her weed out the clutter in her home.  Bethany resents it, then begins to get into it, and the sale moves forward.  

If that's not enough to keep your attention, there's a parrot in the story, too.  He's famous for being able to escape his cage and it creates a mob riot and he does.

This a nice cozy read with silly situations and lots of friendship and the new bloom of love to keep you reading and smiling.  Give it a try.

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