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Along Came Mary
Simon and Schuster, Jan 2003, 24.00, 354 pp. ISBN: 0743224612 A year has passed since Phoebe, Ness, Nance, and Beryl moved in together on Phoebe's California flower farm to help each other overcome or at least deal with health problems and bad relationships (see BAD GIRL CREEK). Phoebe is pregnant, but the father died in a car crash on their wedding day. Ness has been diagnosed as HIV positive. Nance is heading to the altar, as she will marry...
Bad Girl Creek
Simon & Schuster, May 2001, 24.00, 381 pp. ISBN: 0743202562 In California, Sarah DeThomas died and her will surprises her heirs. Aunt Sadie gifts her liquid assets to her nephew James, a wealthy financier. She bequests to her niece Phoebe a flower farm. Considering that Phoebe has spent her nearly forty years of life with major health problems and is wheelchair bound, that legacy seems inappropriate. However, Aunt Sadie knew how muc...
Goodbye, Earl
Simon and Schuster. Jan 2004, 24.00, 384 pp. ISBN: 0743224639 Five years ago, Beryl thought she and Earl were forever. However, now in Anchorage, Beryl knows he is going to leave her soon. Somehow the magic vanished. In California, Phoebe raises her five year old daughter by herself, makes a living from the nursery she inherited from Aunt Sadie, and fails to move past the death of her beloved. Newcomer Andrew makes her very nervous because ...