Set in 1962 Naples, Florida, the book tells the tale of a group of misfit citizens who decide to start a book club. The misfits include: Jackie, a Boston transplant who doesn’t understand Southern ways and has a hard time fitting due to her Northern temperament. Dora, also known as Turtle Lady because she saved a large snapping turtle from the middle of Highway 41, is divorced. Robbie-Lee, known for being “different”, is the son of a stripper. Mrs. Bailey White, an 80-year old ex-con, who was in prison for killing her husband and hides the truth about what happened. Plain Jane, an unremarkable woman who has a shocking secret identity. Priscilla, a young black woman trying to improve herself in 1960’s segregated Florida. The group is guided by Miss Lansberry, the town Librarian, who also has her own secret she is hiding.
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I am really looking forward to the upcoming sequel, Miss Dreamsville and the Lost Heiress of Collier County. It is scheduled for publication in September 2015.
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Thank you, Kathy! So honored that you loved the novel. I'm getting so excited about the sequel. Pub date will be here before you know it!