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Summer begins with Mary Kay Andrews's The Homewreckers, a delightful summer read about flipping houses, and finding true love.

"Andrews (The Newcomer) sparkles in this fast-paced tale. Andrews's fans will eat this up." --Publishers Weekly

"A fun story with twists and turns that will appeal to romantics and cold-case fans alike." --Kirkus

Hattie Kavanaugh went to work restoring homes for Kavanaugh & Son Restorations at eighteen, married the boss's son at twenty, and became a widow at twenty-five. Now, she's passionate about her work, but that's the only passion in her life. "Never love something that can't love you back," is advice her father-in-law gives her, but Hattie doesn't follow it and falls head-over-heels for a money pit of a house. She's determined to make it work, but disaster after disaster occurs, and Hattie's dream might cost Kavanaugh & Son their livelihood. Hattie needs money, and fast.

When a slick Hollywood producer shows up in her hometown of Savannah, Georgia, she gets a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: star in a beach house renovation reality show called The Homewreckers, cast against a male lead who may be a love interest, or may be the ultimate antagonist. Soon, there's more at stake than bad pipes and dry rot: during the demolition, evidence comes to light that points to the mysterious disappearance of a young wife and mother years before.

With a burned out detective investigating the case, an arsonist on the loose, two men playing with her emotions, and layers upon layers of vintage wallpaper causing havoc, it's a question of who will flip, who will flop, and if Hattie will ever get her happily-ever-after.



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"Mary Kay Andrews is the queen of beach reads. This one combines our love of romance, HGTV shows, and murder mysteries. What more could you want?" --CountryLiving.com

"Andrews' latest, after The Newcomer (2021), is a frothy combination of a hectic old-house-renovation story and a cozy mystery with a hint of romance centered around a likable heroine who has been holding too many feelings at bay. A perfect summer escape." --Booklist

"Andrews (The Newcomer) sparkles in this fast-paced tale. Andrews's fans will eat this up." --Publishers Weekly

"A fun story with twists and turns that will appeal to romantics and cold-case fans alike." --Kirkus

"Mary Kay Andrews has done it again" -- Mystery & Suspense

"Seamlessly combines romance and mystery" -- PopSugar

"Imagine if HGTV and a murder mystery met, fell in love and unexpectedly produced a rom-com." -- E! Online

"Bestselling author Mary Kay Andrews has penned 26 novels with heartfelt plots-- and her latest follows suit." --Woman's World

"Oh, just bring us the beach chair and fancy umbrella drink now. We're in." --CNN.com

"Mary Kay Andrews is having her moment...she's a great, great writer and [The Homewreckers] is a lot of fun." --

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About the Author



MARY KAY ANDREWS is The New York Times bestselling author of The Newcomer, Hello, Summer, Sunset Beach. The High Tide Club, The Beach House Cookbook, The Weekenders, Beach Town, Save the Date, Ladies' Night, Christmas Bliss, Spring Fever, Summer Rental, The Fixer Upper, Deep Dish, Blue Christmas, Savannah Breeze, Hissy Fit, Little Bitty Lies, and Savannah Blues. A former journalist for The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, she lives in Atlanta, Georgia.
Suggested Age: 22 Years and Up
Number of Pages: 464
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Sub-Genre: Women
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Format: Paperback
Author: Mary Kay Andrews
Language: English
Street Date: May 23, 2023
TCIN: 87421244
UPC: 9781250822345
Item Number (DPCI): 059-04-3357
Origin: Made in the USA
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Estimated ship dimensions: 1.53 inches length x 5.39 inches width x 8.24 inches height
Estimated ship weight: 0.89 pounds
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4.8 out of 5 stars with 11 reviews
100% would recommend
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5 out of 5 stars
Thumbs up graphic, would recommend
K - 2 years ago, Verified purchaser
GREAT READ.. HOLDS YOUR ATTENTIO ..HAVE READ OTHER BOOKS BY SAME AUTHOR..HAVE ENJOYED EACH READ.
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Nice summer read

4 out of 5 stars
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ACrawford - 2 years ago
This book would be perfect for a lazy summer afternoon. I really enjoyed the story line. Without giving anything away the mystery plot that was a major part of the story was a nice surprise and written very well, I was guessing until the end. The one part that was iffy to me was the romance plot at the very end of the book. I felt like it came out of nowhere and was pretty rushed. It felt mostly out of place in the story. Overall I really enjoyed the book and I would definitely recommend!
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A Great Vacation Read

5 out of 5 stars
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Akbaird - 2 years ago
Mary Kay Andrews does not disappoint with her latest book, The Homewreckers. Her books are always engaging and entertaining! A perfect book to start off your summer reading! Hattie Kavanagh had been through so much, her husband’s unexpected death, buying a house she thought she could fix up, but turned out to be a money pit, so was forced to sell. Hattie and her best friend Cass both work for Hattie’s father in law’s construction and renovation company, Hattie as a contractor and Cass as her foreman. Mo Lopez from Toolbox Productions comes to town to find the right opportunity for his new reality home renovation TV show. He feels that Hattie would be the perfect match for his show, but she doesn’t agree. After much convincing, she agrees. Will Hattie be able to recoup her losses? Is reality TV all that appears to be? All the twists and turns will have you turning the pages to find out. I love how Mary Kay Andrew’s books include a mystery element, are humorous, and keeps you entertained! I loved all the plot twists as well. A great vacation read!
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