Nice to Come Home To

Author(s): Rebecca Flowers
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (9.62 hours)
Product Number: Z10009241
Released: Sep 01, 2008
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781593163938
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A smart, funny, entertaining novel of love and family for our times, Nice to Come Home To breaks the mold of the conventional love story--and will have readers cheering. Everyone around Prudence Whistler, thirty-six, seems to be settling down. Her once-single girlfriends have lately married and had babies. Her gay best friend is discussing marriage with his partner. Even her irresponsible younger sister, Patsy is the single mother of a two-year-old. But when Pru loses her lackluster boyfriend of two years, she fears she's lost her chance at a traditional family of her own. What she then stumbles upon, however, may actually be even better. Setting about redesigning her life, Pru finds herself accumulating an unusual ad hoc family around he, both within her crowded apartment and in the broader community of Adams-Morgan in Washington, DC.

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Author(s): Rebecca Flowers
Product Number EB00384965
Released: Jun 05, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Riverhead Books
ISBN: #9781440633805

Professional reviews

"All Prudence Whistler, a 30-something spinster, wants is a caring husband, kids, and her own dress shop. What she gets are her younger sister, who is an unmarried mother, and a retinue of disturbed family and friends. Narrator Carrington MacDuffie inhabits Pru with gusto and heartache. The comparison to Jane Austen's SENSE AND SENSIBILITY is inevitable: Pru is the sensible heroine, and Patsy is burdened by too much sensibility. Most of the voices sound true, with the exception of Pru's niece, who sounds like a grown-up trying to imitate a little girl. But Pru herself is so convincing, evoking laughter and tears, that this flaw can easily be forgiven. M.T.B. (c) AudioFile 2008, Portland, Maine"