A beautifully written debut novel, Mississippi Blues deftly explores the difficulty of resolving troubled relationships and never forgetting the healing power of love. After her father's death eight years ago, Beverly Lamark had no desire to deal with her toxic siblings. As kids, they'd do anything for each other, but as adults they had nothing in common--though each had their own special gifts. Her jailbird brother Bobby got their daddy's good looks, Andrew got the brains, Mabel got pregnant, Grace got to be mother hen--and Beverly got the hell out of Mississippi. But despite her success as a bestselling author, her two lovely children and beautiful house, after seventeen years in an unsatisfying marriage, Beverly understood the old saying: Be careful what you wish for--you just might get it. Left on her own most of the time by her workaholic husband, Beverly's days and lonely nights are usually spent writing--and drinking. And lately, the drinking is exceeding the writing. There's no end to her sad routine in sight--until she gets word that there's important family business to take care of. Soon an apprehensive Beverly is on her way back to Vicksburg, with her cranky teenagers in tow. But once she arrives at the local inn--and runs into a handsome fan--Bev's mood brightens. Strangely enough, now that she's away from her man, she's starting to feel like a woman again. Meanwhile, Beverly prepares for what is guaranteed to be a tense reunion with her brothers and sisters. But none of them can begin to imagine what's in store. For as the rivalries and misunderstandings of the family's past unravel, a shocking event will change the future for them all. Uplifting, heartbreaking, andabsorbing, Mississippi Blues is an unforgettable story of devastating loss--and unexpected gain...
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