Length: 448 pages
Audiobook Length: 14 hours and 30 minutes
First Published: 2022
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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 the 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 smooth Hollywood producer shows up in her hometown of Savannah, Georgia, she gets a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity: to 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 world-weary detective investigating the case, an arsonist on the loose, two men playing with her emotions, and layer upon layer 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.
About Mary Kay Andrews
Mary Kay Andres is a former journalist and the author of more than twenty novels, including Hello, Summer, The Weekenders, The Homewreckers, The Newcomer, and Sunset Beach. She currently lives in Atlanta, Georgia. Visit the author’s website →