The death of her grandmother--the beloved matriarch of Langstown--has thrown preparations for the Fourth of July into chaos. But Pietra "Pete" Lang is nothing if not graceful under pressure. She plans on pulling off the town's festivities with aplomb. There are just a couple of details yet to deal with... One is the fireworks between her and her brother's celebrity divorce attorney. Two is the dead body in the freezer.
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A wry, wise new novel of Southern dreams and second chances. On the morning of her birthday, Vonda Thayer awakes from her American Dream to realize she?s living a domestic nightmare. She plays happy homemaker to two whiny, self-absorbed teenagers, a ranting, divorced monster-in-law, and her knocked-up oldest daughter, who?s just moved home to escape a deadbeat boyfriend. In her free time, Vonda stalks her no-good husband and his bimbo du jour. And now her ailing, cantankerous father-in- law?the monster?s very estranged ex?needs a nursemaid and a place to recover. Vonda seriously needs to replace that white picket fence with barbed wire. When a hurricane rips through north Florida, it threatens to tear her already fragile family completely apart. It?s up to Vonda to help them weather the storm and learn a few survival instincts in the process. The sun?s going down on this desperate housewife, and dawn?s breaking on a new, improved Vonda Thayer?
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