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Mary Kay Andrews

Forfatter af Savannah Blues

53+ Værker 16,099 Medlemmer 812 Anmeldelser 41 Favorited

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Mary Kay Andrews was born Kathy Hogan Trocheck on July 27, 1954 in St. Petersburg, Florida. She received a B.A. in journalism from the University of Georgia. She worked for fourteen years as a reporter, mainly at The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, before becoming a full-time author. Under Kathy vis mere Hogan Trocheck, she wrote 10 mysteries including the Callahan Garrity Mystery series and the Truman Kicklighter Mysteries series. Under Mary Kay Andrews, her works include the Weezie and Bebe series, Little Bitty Lies, Hissy Fit, Deep Dish, The Fixer Upper, Summer Rental, Spring Fever, Ladies Night, Save the Date, and Beach Town. Mary Kay's title, The Weekenders, made the New York Times Bestseller list in 2016. (Bowker Author Biography) vis mindre
Image credit: Kathy Hogan Trocheck with Justine Veatch in Nashville

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Værker af Mary Kay Andrews

Savannah Blues (2002) 1,248 eksemplarer, 45 anmeldelser
Hissy Fit (2004) 1,201 eksemplarer, 34 anmeldelser
Savannah Breeze (2006) 898 eksemplarer, 21 anmeldelser
The Fixer Upper (2009) 883 eksemplarer, 37 anmeldelser
Summer Rental (2011) 856 eksemplarer, 52 anmeldelser
Deep Dish (2008) 803 eksemplarer, 55 anmeldelser
Little Bitty Lies (2003) 794 eksemplarer, 18 anmeldelser
Blue Christmas (2006) 725 eksemplarer, 27 anmeldelser
The Weekenders (2016) 637 eksemplarer, 44 anmeldelser
Spring Fever: A Novel (2012) 599 eksemplarer, 29 anmeldelser
Ladies' Night (2013) 587 eksemplarer, 33 anmeldelser
The High Tide Club (2018) 562 eksemplarer, 41 anmeldelser
Beach Town (2015) 534 eksemplarer, 29 anmeldelser
Sunset Beach (2019) 528 eksemplarer, 41 anmeldelser
The Newcomer (2021) 514 eksemplarer, 34 anmeldelser
Save the Date (2014) 491 eksemplarer, 31 anmeldelser
Hello, Summer (2020) 461 eksemplarer, 27 anmeldelser
The Santa Suit (2021) 412 eksemplarer, 46 anmeldelser
The Homewreckers (2022) 410 eksemplarer, 26 anmeldelser
Every Crooked Nanny (1992) 358 eksemplarer, 13 anmeldelser
Christmas Bliss (2013) 352 eksemplarer, 20 anmeldelser
To Live & Die in Dixie (1993) 291 eksemplarer, 7 anmeldelser
Strange Brew (1997) 244 eksemplarer, 6 anmeldelser
Irish Eyes (2000) 240 eksemplarer, 8 anmeldelser
Heart Trouble (1996) 223 eksemplarer, 5 anmeldelser
Homemade Sin (1994) 222 eksemplarer, 8 anmeldelser
Midnight Clear (1998) 217 eksemplarer, 7 anmeldelser
Happy Never After (1995) 209 eksemplarer, 7 anmeldelser
Bright Lights, Big Christmas: A Novel (2023) 194 eksemplarer, 27 anmeldelser
Summers at the Saint: A Novel (2024) 129 eksemplarer, 18 anmeldelser
Lickety-Split (1996) 75 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Crash Course (1997) 44 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
The Beach House Cookbook (2017) 29 eksemplarer, 3 anmeldelser
Killer Fudge (2012) 26 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
Change of Scene: A 100 Page Novella (2016) 25 eksemplarer, 4 anmeldelser
Fatal Fruitcake (2012) 25 eksemplarer, 2 anmeldelser
The Family Jewels (2014) — Forfatter — 14 eksemplarer
Deep Dish [abridged audio] (2008) 14 eksemplarer
Hissy Fit [Abridged Audiobook] (2004) 11 eksemplarer, 1 anmeldelse
Body Slam 1 eksemplar
Seizure 1 eksemplar
Savannah Breeze [abridged audio] (2006) 1 eksemplar, 1 anmeldelse
Black Cat 1 eksemplar

Associated Works

Love and Death (2000) — Bidragyder — 31 eksemplarer
Tar Heel Dead: Tales of Mystery and Mayhem from North Carolina (2005) — Bidragyder — 26 eksemplarer
Vrouwen onder hoogspanning (1995) 2 eksemplarer

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This book took me by surprise in the nicest way. I’ll be honest—my cynical side expected sappy, but I was soon immersed in a story of family secrets, infidelity and money troubles.

Traci and her friend Shannon grew up wanting to be a part of the Saint. When they were old enough, they got jobs as lifeguards. However, one awful incident resulted in Shannon being fired. Traci went on to marry the owner’s son and her friendship with Shannon fell apart.

Now years later, Traci is running the saint as a widow and trying to keep the place out of the red. She spends the money to provide free housing to her staff and hires some enthusiastic young women to work for her. One woman just happens to be her niece, Parrish.

Parrish is observant and carries around a small notebook of things she needs to check into. Little does she know how important the notebook will come to be before the summer ends.

I must say I was a bit disappointed at what happened to one of my favorite characters, but the story kept me guessing and I did not think the ending was predictable, except for the romantic connection.

This was one of my favorite reads of the summer. I highly recommend this one to my reader friends.

Many thanks to NetGalley and St. Martin’s Press for allowing me to read a copy. I am happy to give my honest review.
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tamidale | 17 andre anmeldelser | Jul 23, 2024 |
I was pleasantly surprised by this book, as I haven't really enjoyed MKA's previous books. But, this one is her best that I read.
Traci Eddings is head of the resort The Saint, managing it after her beloved husband, Hoke, died in a plane crash. Traci had been a townie, or an "Ain't", and Hoke was heir to the fortune of the Saint. Traci met him while she was working at the resort. One summer years earlier, she and her best friend, Shannon, were lifeguards when a child drowned in the pool. Shannon was fired, and hasn't spoken to Traci since.
Now Traci is trying to keep the resort afloat, while money is hemorrhaging. She begs her niece, Parrish, to help out. Her BIL Ric is not happy, and is conspiring to cheat Traci out of any inheritance when his father dies. Traci also hires Olivia, Shannon's daughter, to help at The Saint.
When a tragedy occurs, Traci tries to solve the crime. She uncovers some sinister activity. The staff gardener helps her.
All in all, a satisfying novel.
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rmarcin | 17 andre anmeldelser | Jun 15, 2024 |
I was so happily surprised at how much I enjoyed this book. Reading the synopsis was hmm, the haves vs the have-nots and not one of my favorite subjects. But wrapped up in a twisty, hateful family dynamic, this story was well plotted and very interesting. Mary Kay Andrews nails the stereotypes, which are tightly and truly drawn. While it might have been easy to see where this story was going the getting there was well thought out. The book held my attention and I ripped through it. Rounding up because it was just that good.

Thanks to St. Martin’s Press and NetGalley for a copy.
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kimkimkim | 17 andre anmeldelser | Jun 9, 2024 |
A perfect summer beach read! Mary Kay Andrews has knocked it out of the park with this book. It held my interest from beginning to end!
 
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Dianekeenoy | 17 andre anmeldelser | May 29, 2024 |

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