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Having descended from a long line of indomitable, good-humored Scots, Hayden MacBride sees no reason to take his own death lying down. In fact, he now spends his days crashing funerals for the free food and insight into the Great Beyond. Then he meets Rosamond, a nun playing hooky from the Holy Orders. Hayden is smitten the instant her heavy silver cross smacks him in the face when she leaps up to do the wave at a ball game. Luckily, Rosamond has picked the right person to teach her how to live . . . and to love—because nobody does both better than Hayden MacBride.

However, Rosamonds years in the convent have not prepared her for the oddball characters of Haydens world. Theres his ever-fretful, vigilant daughter, Diana, the “Dutchess o the Sidelong Glance”; his sweet grandson Joey, struggling to break free of his mothers overprotective embrace; Haydens bagpipe-blowing cronies; the Greyfriars Gang; neighbor Bobbie Anne, a “working girl” full of good advice and tender mercies; and Hank, the sexy architect contemplating the priesthood—a big mistake in Haydens book. For Hayden thinks that Hank should be married to his daughter and raising Joey. And he has an elaborate plan to make Hank see things his way. . . .

In an uproariously funny novel of love, laughter, and one mans final call at the riotous watering hole called life, Laura Pedersen proves that miracles are all around us—when we open our eyes and our hearts to embrace them.

Review:

"The unlikely piles upon the unconvincing....If readers can suspend their disbelief — which might be hard — they'll find Pederson's latest offers many funny, tender and bittersweet moments." Publishers Weekly

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"This book will make you laugh and cry and like a good friend; you'll be happy to have made its acquaintance." Lorna Landvik, author of Angry Housewives Eating Bons Bons

Review:

"Laura Pedersen's wry, bittersweet story charts the unlikely romance between a dying yet still vibrant man and a nun whose faith has abandoned her. While much is lost in this gentle tale, much is gained too, and by the novel's end, the characters are granted the kind of wisdom and acceptance for which we all continue to long." Yona McDonough, author of The Four Temperaments

Synopsis:

The author of "Beginner's Luck" returns with a romantic comedy about an aging, terminally ill Scotsman and a feisty nun.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780345461919
Author:
Pedersen, Laura
Publisher:
Ballantine Books
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Humorous
Subject:
Liver
Subject:
Romance - Contemporary
Subject:
Scots
Subject:
Ex-nuns
Subject:
Brooklyn
Subject:
General Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Ballantine Reader's Circle
Series Volume:
095-03
Publication Date:
December 30, 2003
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.26x5.52x.71 in. .55 lbs.

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Product details 320 pages Ballantine Books - English 9780345461919 Reviews:
"Review" by , "The unlikely piles upon the unconvincing....If readers can suspend their disbelief — which might be hard — they'll find Pederson's latest offers many funny, tender and bittersweet moments."
"Review" by , "This book will make you laugh and cry and like a good friend; you'll be happy to have made its acquaintance."
"Review" by , "Laura Pedersen's wry, bittersweet story charts the unlikely romance between a dying yet still vibrant man and a nun whose faith has abandoned her. While much is lost in this gentle tale, much is gained too, and by the novel's end, the characters are granted the kind of wisdom and acceptance for which we all continue to long."
"Synopsis" by , The author of "Beginner's Luck" returns with a romantic comedy about an aging, terminally ill Scotsman and a feisty nun.
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