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32 Candles (Reprint) (Paperback) by Ernessa T. Carter

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"32 cheers for Ernessa T. Carter! She's created one of the freshest, funniest characters I've ever read....32 Candles is a charmer."--Carleen Brice, author of Orange Mint and Honey 32 Candles by exciting newcomer Ernessa T. Carter is the slightly twisted, utterly romantic, and deftly wry story of Davie Jones, who, if she doesn't stand in her own way, just might get the man of her dreams. For fans of John Hughes's "Sixteen Candles," 32 Candles is a fresh and fun fiction debut for every fan of romantic comedy.



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"32 cheers for Ernessa T. Carter! She's created one of the freshest, funniest characters I've ever read....32 Candles is a charmer."
--Carleen Brice, author of Orange Mint and Honey

32 Candles by exciting newcomer Ernessa T. Carter is the slightly twisted, utterly romantic, and deftly wry story of Davie Jones, who, if she doesn't stand in her own way, just might get the man of her dreams. For fans of John Hughes's "Sixteen Candles", 32 Candles is a fresh and fun fiction debut for every fan of romantic comedy.



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Davie Jones--an ugly duckling growing up in small-town Mississippi with a mother who couldn't get any meaner--is positive her life couldn't be any worse. Just when she's resigned herself to her fate, she sees a movie that will change her life--Sixteen Candles. But in her case, life doesn't imitate art. Tormented in school and hopelessly in unrequited love with a handsome football player, Davie finds it bittersweet to dream of Molly Ringwald endings. When a cruel school prank goes too far, Davie leaves the life she knows and reinvents herself in the glittery world of Hollywood--as a beautiful and successful lounge singer. Just as she's about to ride off into the L.A. sunset, the past comes back with a vengeance, threatening to crush Davie's dreams--and break her heart again.

With wholly original characters and a cinematic storyline, 32 Candles introduces Ernessa T. Carter, a new voice in fiction with smarts, attitude, and sassiness to spare.



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"[A] captivating debut. . . . With all the charm of a clever romantic comedy and peopled by appealing, memorable characters, Carter's first novel is a winner on all fronts."--Booklist (starred review)

"[Davie's] need for sweet revenge adds a welcome dark edge."--Publishers Weekly

"A debut tragicomic romance. . . . Potent and well rendered."--Kirkus Reviews

"Ernessa T. Carter is a fresh new voice. In Davie Jones, she has created a wicked yet empathetic character. I can't wait to see what's next."--Terry McMillan, author of Waiting to Exhale and Getting to Happy

"First there was Stella and she got her groove back, then there was Bridget Jones and she managed to find love despite her own lovable neuroses. Now there is Davie Jones. 32 Candles, at last, is the answer to the question 'What should I read next?'"--Erica Kennedy, author of Feminista and Bling

"I super heart Davie Jones. . . . She's perfectly imperfect, and you won't want her lively, hysterical, what-looks-like-crazy-on-an-ordinary-day story to end. A thoroughly, totally, ridiculously addictive read!"--Denene Millner, coauthor of The Vow

"32 cheers for Ernessa T. Carter! She's created one of the freshest, funniest characters I've ever read about. . . . 32 Candles is a charmer."--Carleen Brice, author of Orange Mint and Honey

"First-time novelist Ernessa T. Carter has created a quirky and likable character in Davidia 'Davie' Jones."--Network Journal

"The author creates a heroine that is multifaceted, quirky, humorous and above all, endearing. . . . 32 Candles [is] a laugh-out-loud read. . . . Hang on for the ride."--The Afro-American Newspapers (DC/Baltimore)

"This is an easy 5 out of 5 stars and one of my top five favorite fiction novels I've ever read in my entire adulthood."--Associated Content Review

"This summer's juiciest beach read. . . . Carter winds up this disarmingly moving tale with not one but many surprises, in which both Davie and you will win."--Essence
Dimensions (Overall): 7.9 Inches (H) x 5.3 Inches (W) x .9 Inches (D)
Weight: .58 Pounds
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 342
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres, Fiction + Literature Themes
Sub-Genre: Peoples + Cultures, Types of Characters, Conflicts + Dualities, Literary Genres + Types of Novels, General, Family + Friendship, Love + Relationships + Sex
Publisher: Amistad Press
Format: Paperback
Author: Ernessa T. Carter
Language: English
Street Date: March 14, 2013
TCIN: 13477860
UPC: 9780061957857
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-1034
Origin: Made in the USA or Imported
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