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Be Sweet [Paperback]

By Diann Hunt (Author)
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Baby Boomer women will laugh and cry with this fun tale of women stepping up to the unique challenges and opportunities afforded them in midlife. Two sisters in Michigan rally, knowing if they can weather midlife together and maple syrup season, victory will be sweet.

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Same mom. Same dad. Completely different lives. Who's to say which sister has it sweeter?

Viney Haverford always told her daughters to "be sweet." But the only thing sweet about Charlene Haverford these days is her sweet tooth. Little sister Janni is the nice one. The one with the intact marriage, the great kids, the stable life on the family homestead in Tappery, Michigan. Charlene's the sister who left town heartbroken and humiliated but built a sweet life for herself half a continent away: High-octane job. Red BMW. Seaside cottage. And an uncomplicated relationship with a great-looking man.

Charlene might not be the sweet sister, but she still craves sweets, like the incomparable maple syrup from her family's own maples. Which is why she's finally come home. And to make sure her tightfisted sister doesn't botch plans for their parents' 50th anniversary bash. And to show the local gossips that she's not the loser they think she is.

But Charlene's time in Tappery proves stickier than anticipated. Sweet Janni has turned moody, Mom's acting paranoid, Dad may be sneaking around with a local widow, the local police seem to be stalking them all, and the little twinge in Charlene's mouth has morphed into a full-blown, sugar-induced toothache. A hunky local dentist offers delicious diversion. But just when things get cozy, a series of revelations open both sisters' hearts to sweet possibilities they never even imagined.

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Item Specifications...


Studio: Thomas Nelson
Pages   318
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 8.6" Width: 5.48" Height: 0.82"
Weight:   0.7 lbs.
Binding  Softcover
Release Date   Jul 10, 2007
Publisher   Thomas Nelson
ISBN  1595541942  
ISBN13  9781595541949  
UPC  020049131459  


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More About Diann Hunt


Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Diann Hunt writes heart-warming stories with a rose-colored view of the world. Author of 25 books, many of them award winners, Diann lives in Indiana with her husband Jim. Visit her website at diannhunt.com. Twitter: @DiannHunt

Diann Hunt currently resides in the state of Indiana.

Diann Hunt has published or released items in the following series...
  1. Smitten (Thomas Nelson)


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1Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > General > Contemporary
2Books > Subjects > Literature & Fiction > Women > Single Women
3Books > Subjects > Religion & Spirituality > Christianity > Fiction & Poetry > Fiction
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Reviews - What do customers think about Be Sweet?

Sweet Book  Nov 25, 2007
This was a fun read from her again (RV There Yet? Was great also), loved the coffee loving spirit of the main character hehe, and the setting of the book was fun too. Relaxing read all the way I thought it was cute :)
 
Sweet But Not Sappy  Oct 12, 2007
Middle-aged sisters Charlene and Janni look at life similarly--they each believe the other sister has it sweeter. They love each other with a passion, but life's taken them down very different roads. When Janni asks Char to return home to help tap the sugar maples on their farm, Char agrees to temporarily leave her high-powered career and commitment-averse boyfriend--if only to keep Cheap Janni from throwing a chintzy 50th anniversary party for their kooky parents.

When the sweeter sister Janni turns moody and unpredictable, Char worries--almost as much as she does when their elderly mother believes their retired-minister dad is trying to murder her. Hilarity ensues, as it always does in a Diann Hunt novel, but not without touching moments in which lifelong secrets are revealed, fears soothed, and wrongs forgiven.

This entertaining story has the perfect amount of sweetness without being sappy. Except for the maple trees, that is! Make a batch of blueberry pancakes and enjoy!
 
Another Hit from Hunt!  Aug 18, 2007
Diann Hunt proves life begins at forty-five, and you don't begin to hit your stride till fifty. Her characters are zany, witty, eclectic, deep, gritty ... in other words: real, warts and all. But the book isn't a piece of fluff. There's a message of healing in its pages, a throwing off of old baggage, and trust. All wrapped up in one delicious, hilarious read.

Heavily character driven, the story unfolds at an unhurried pace, allowing the reader to get inside Charlene's head and know her. By the time you've finished half a chocolate chip cookie and a cup of coffee, you're sitting beside Char at the kitchen table, walking with her through the maples, tapping trees and getting sticky hands.

What I found so interesting is how Hunt wrote Be Sweet in first person from Charlene's point of view, yet you know each character intimately. Though each is seen from Char's perspective, each is fully developed and has their own unique voice.

The antics will keep you chuckling all the way through, from Viney's paranoia to Janni's strange behavior. Toss in a Harley, that hunky dentist, a couple of hormonal college kids, and you've got one of the best reads of the year. Grab something maple, preferably covered in chocolate, and enjoy. This reviewer gives Be Sweet her highest recommendation. It's a 5 star book.
 
Touching the woman's soul  Aug 16, 2007
Enriching reading for the baby boomer woman. Diann makes her readers understand that this aging process we go through, the family ordeals we deal with, the health issues we face, and the importance of family and friends is universal - something all women share. We do not stand alone because we have sisters of faith.
 
A new twist and a terrfic read!  Aug 9, 2007
Diann Hunt proves life begins at forty-five, and you don't begin to hit your stride till fifty. Her characters are zany, witty, eclectic, deep, gritty ... in other words: real, warts and all. But the book isn't a piece of fluff. There's a message of healing in its pages, a throwing off of old baggage, and trust. All wrapped up in one delicious, hilarious read.

Heavily character driven, the story unfolds at an unhurried pace, allowing the reader to get inside Charlene's head and know her. By the time you've finished half a chocolate chip cookie and a cup of coffee, you're sitting beside Char at the kitchen table, walking with her through the maples, tapping trees and getting sticky hands.

What I found so interesting is how Hunt wrote Be Sweet in first person from Charlene's point of view, yet you know each character intimately. Though each is seen from Char's perspective, each is fully developed and has their own unique voice.

The antics will keep you chuckling all the way through, from Viney's paranoia to Janni's strange behavior. Toss in a Harley, that hunky dentist, a couple of hormonal college kids, and you've got one of the best reads of the year. Grab something maple, preferably covered in chocolate, and enjoy. This reviewer gives Be Sweet her highest recommendation. It's a 5 star book.

Reviewed by Ane Mulligan
www.anemulligan.com
 

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