The Fixer Upper

The Fixer Upper

Large Print - 2009
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Andrews's latest Southern charmer begins with junior lobbyist Dempsey Jo Killebrew in the crosshairs of a political bribery investigation. Suddenly unemployed and the victim of a sleazy smear campaign by her former boss, Dempsey decides to take up her father's offer of flipping a recently inherited family home in Guthrie, Ga. As it turns out, the house needs much more than a fresh coat of paint, and Dempsey's ornery cousin and her dog are squatting there. So it is that the formerly glamorous Dempsey steps into her dead uncle's overalls and chips her manicured nails as she scrubs and sands her way through fixing up the house, quickly finding a renovation groove, fitting in with the locals and embarking on a romance. Meanwhile, the FBI and a pesky reporter come asking questions about the bribery accusations.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : HarperLuxe, c2009.
Edition: Large print ed.
ISBN: 9780061774959
0061774952
Characteristics: viii, 680 p. ;,23 cm.

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LauraSteinert
Sep 23, 2018

My first Mary Kay Andrews book, but not my last. Quirky characters, implausible plot, and some very questionable choices in remodeling, but a very enjoyable book nonetheless. Not sappy and the sex scenes are more cute than graphic. About a 7 hour read.

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traysteph23
Mar 10, 2018

The story centers way more around the political scandal than it does the old southern home and family history. Those were just a small part of the story. We only get to see a small part of the renovation and we learn nothing about the family history except a couple of "hearsays" and rumors.
Disappointing.

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jchenson
Dec 19, 2017

A light and fun read with some more serious issues that are dealt with using dry wit, sarcasm and pointed comments. Thoroughly enjoyed the book and its characters.

dgeorgia May 30, 2015

Interesting story and interesting for those who like to do a little renovation. I wish there was an epilogue at the end to tie up some story lines. A good light read with quite a bit of humour to keep you laughing.

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Rosemarydunigan
Mar 03, 2011

This is a light novel; good for summer reading. The plot and character development are not very deep. It will probably appeal most to those from Georgia or with some connection to the south.

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