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Saturday, October 23, 2010

Maybe This Time by Jennifer Crusie

If you are looking for the perfect book to curl up with on a lazy fall afternoon or weekend, you can’t go wrong with choosing Jennifer Crusie’s new book, “Maybe This Time.”

Part ghost story, part romance, part hilarious romp, this novel absolutely delighted me with it’s clever premise, lively characters and charming story.

Here is a little about the book:


 Andie Miller is ready to move on in life. She wants to marry her fiancé and leave behind everything in her past, especially her ex-husband, North Archer. But when Andie tries to gain closure with him, he asks one final favor of her before they go their separate ways forever. A very distant cousin of his has died and left North as the guardian of two orphans who have driven out three nannies already, and things are getting worse. He needs a very special person to take care of the situation and he knows Andie can handle anything.

When Andie meets the two children she quickly realizes things are much worse than she feared. The place is a mess, the children, Carter and Alice, aren’t your average delinquents, and the creepy old house where they live is being run by the worst housekeeper since Mrs. Danvers. What’s worse, Andie’s fiancé thinks this is all a plan by North to get Andie back, and he may be right. Andie’s dreams have been haunted by North since she arrived at the old house. And that’s not the only haunting.

 If Andie can just get rid of all the guests and ghosts, she’s pretty sure she can save the kids, and herself, from the past. But fate might just have another thing in mind!

My Thoughts:

 Crusie, who is a long-time favorite author with romance fans, has truly out-done herself with “Maybe This Time.” To me a sign of a good book is one that you can picture in your mind the action and the players just as you would in a movie, and this would make a heck of a good movie!

Some fun facts that I discovered about Jennifer Crusie –

1. Early in her marriage, she lived in my hometown of Wichita Falls, Texas with her husband who was stationed at Sheppard Air Force Base!

2. Jennifer’s real name is Jennifer Smith, but she choose to use her grandmother’s name of Crusie as a tribute!

3. Jennifer’s daughter runs her websites!

4. Banana Bread figures prominently in “Maybe This Time,” and Jennifer includes the recipe on her website at http://www.jennifercrusie.com/

I received a copy of this book from the publisher in exchange for a fair review. I was not compensated for my opinions.

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Mary said...

Sounds like a fun read - adding it to my TBR list!

M.A.D. said...

Good review! This is another one going on my wish list :)