Before my recent trip to the beach for my birthday, my Mom picked up a few books for our vacation and surprised me with one she thought would be an easy summer-read, while basking in the warm Florida sun... and with all the free time I've had this week, I finally was able to cuddle up in my bed last night and finish the cleverly titled "The Fixer Upper" by Mary Kay Andrews.
A little bit of background: Dempsey Killebrew (isn't that such a fabulous southern name??) is a young twenty-something lobbyist in Washington working with a Senator when she becomes the unlikely target surrounding a scandal--forced to leave the city, she heads down south to restore an old plantation home that had been left to her father. Throughout her struggles between blending into local small-town politics, dealing with a distant and very difficult family member, and trying to stay under the radar while every single bachelor in Guthrie tries to date her, she finds her true self and ends up right where she belongs... SUCH A GREAT STORY!!!