The Fixer Upper

The Fixer Upper

A Novel

eBook - 2009-06-23
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The delightful New York Times bestselling author returns with a hilarious novel about one woman's quest to redo an old house . . . and her life.After her boss in a high-powered Washington public relations firm is caught in a political scandal, fledgling lobbyist Dempsey Jo Killebrew is left almost broke, unemployed, and homeless. Out of options, she reluctantly accepts her father's offer to help refurbish Birdsong, the old family place he recently inherited in Guthrie, Georgia. All it will take, he tells her, is a little paint and some TLC to turn the fading Victorian mansion into a real-estate cash cow.But, oh, is Dempsey in for a surprise when she arrives in Guthrie. "Bird Droppings" would more aptly describe the moldering Pepto Bismolpink dump with duct-taped windows and a driveway full of junk. There's also a murderously grumpy old lady, one of Dempsey's distant relations, who has claimed squatter's rights and isn't moving out. Ever.Furthermore, everyone in...
Publisher: New York: HarperCollins, 2009-06-23.
ISBN: 9780061888243
Branch Call Number: eBook Overdrive

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LauraSteinert
Sep 23, 2018

My first Mary Kay Andrews book, but not my last. Quirky characters, implausible plot, and some very questionable choices in remodeling, but a very enjoyable book nonetheless. Not sappy and the sex scenes are more cute than graphic. About a 7 hour read.

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jchenson
Dec 19, 2017

A light and fun read with some more serious issues that are dealt with using dry wit, sarcasm and pointed comments. Thoroughly enjoyed the book and its characters.

dgeorgia May 30, 2015

Interesting story and interesting for those who like to do a little renovation. I wish there was an epilogue at the end to tie up some story lines. A good light read with quite a bit of humour to keep you laughing.

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Rosemarydunigan
Mar 03, 2011

This is a light novel; good for summer reading. The plot and character development are not very deep. It will probably appeal most to those from Georgia or with some connection to the south.

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