Antiques picker Eloise ‘Weezie’ Foley thought she had the perfect marriage to an upstanding man of good character, Mr. Talmadge Evans III. Little did she know her beloved husband, Talmadge is having an affair with hot to trot Caroline DeSantos. Weezie soon finds herself divorced and unceremoniously banished from the house she made into a home, while Tal moves Caroline into her spot. Despite her failed relationship, Weezie dreams of opening her own antique shop but lacks the capital to do so.
A solution in the form of a rare antique chest from an old estate in the area presents itself. This could be just the piece she needs to gain the revenue needed to realize her dreams. After sneaking into the old house for a sneak preview of the estate sale, Weezie finds herself smack dab in the middle of a mystery guaranteed to keep you turning the page. With the help of her lawyer Uncle, and best friend, Weezie is reacquainted with an ex-boyfriend and embarks on small town adventure to clear her name, and finally realize her dreams of ownership and love.
This book was pretty good to me. I love the small town feel of the book and the unique profession of the main character. I love that the author is very knowledgeable about antiques and cooking, but the antique descriptions could sometimes be very tedious. The main character’s relationships are interesting to say the least. I’m confused by her relationship with her mom, but intrigued by the relationship between her and the best friend, uncle, and ex. As the romantic interest, the ex is your everyday rustic boy next door kind of guy. Very realistic and relatable. This book also has some mystery shrouding the main characters, and definitely keeps you turning the pages. A cute romantic whodunit book. Great lazy day or summer time reading.
Filed in: Fiction, Reviews, Romance Tags: Chick Lit, Mary Kay Andrews