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Jennie has been a widow for two years. Her twelve-year-old son thinks it's about time she started dating, and so does her best friend, Angela. So with Angela's help, Jennie signs up to an online dating site. Within hours, she has several dates lined up for the week. Surely there will be one Prince Charming in the bunch. And if not, it's only one date, right? How bad could it be?

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Date de parution 05 septembre 2017
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EAN13 9781459815605
Langue English

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WORST DATE EVER
mELODIE càmpBELL
P r a i s e f o r M e l o d i e C a M P b e l l’ s G o d d a u G h t e r s e r i e s
“Campbell’s comic caper is just right for Jane Evanovich fans. Wacky family connections and snappy dialog make it impossible not to laugh.” —Library Journal
“The audience will enjoy the romance and… Campbell throws a few twists into the mix to add to the suspense.” CM Magazine
“Campbell weaves a light, airy story with witty humor and a heroine with a likeable personality…Give this to readers who enjoy a deliciously funny tale.” VOYA
“Another home run from Canada’s funny girl, Melodie Campbell.” A Prairie Girl Readsblog
“Strong plot, great zingers and imagery that draws you in and just doesn’t let go.” Canadian Mystery Reviews
P r a i s e f o r M e l o d i e C a M P b e l l’ s G o d d a u G h t e r s e r i e s
“This caper from Campbell is just that: ridiculous relatives running around and covering up crime after crime. A good read.” Kirkus Reviews
“Campbell creates a pageturner that is fast moving, exciting and filled with twists and turns… Highly recommended.” CM Magazine
“The Bootlegger’s Goddaughter…is the best in what can be described as the finest compact mystery series out there. The writing is polished, the funny bits sneak up on you and you’ve been had then had again before there’s time to recover.” Canadian Mystery Reviews
WORST DATEEVER
M e l o d i e C a M P b e l l
Copyright ©Melodie Campbell
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Campbell, Melodie,–, author Worst date ever / Melodie Campbell. (Rapid reads)
Issued in print and electronic formats. ISBN----(softcover).ISBN----(pdf ).ISBN----(epub)
I. Title. II. Series: Rapid reads. PS. C'. -- --
First published in the United States, Library of Congress Control Number:
Summary:This funny short novel follows a single mom on a number of first dates. ( .)
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For my friends at the Hamilton Literacy Council
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ne day I am going to write a book. It is O going to be calledA Dummy’s Guide to Menuseful tips,. It will include all sorts of such as how to find Prince Charming in a sea of Prince Ronalds. I am well qualified to write about this subject. This is because I have recently met a lot of Prince Ronalds. I met them all through an online dating site. I blame my friend Angela for pushing me into online dating. She also gave me the idea for the book. It started like this…
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“You signed up?” said Angela. She plunked down onto the plastic chair opposite me. I nodded. “Yup. EGalaxy, here I come.” “It’s time.” Angela cradled her coffee mug with both hands. “It’s been two years, Jennie. Two years since Greg died. It’s time you started dating.” She could say his name now without me bursting into tears. So I guess time had done some healing. But it had been such a shock. Who expects their husband to die of a heart attack at thirtyfour? I forced the thought from my mind and instead filled my mouth with coffee. It was Sunday evening. We were seated in the Original Coffeehouse, a cute little coffee bistro on Main. It was close to my new apartment. Angela said they had the best coffee in town. Better thanthe chains.
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It was cheap and cheerful. Not dark and expensive like some of the uptown bistros that aped New York. I felt comfortable here, enveloped in the aroma of freshly brewed, rich coffee. Is there any better smell in the world? “You need to get back on the horse,” said Angela, pointing a perfectly manicured finger at me. “Don’t be a nag,” I quipped, putting my mug down. Angela was my best friend. I’d known her since high school. She and Zack had met each other three years ago. Now she was happily married and wanted everyone else to be. That’s the sort of nice person she was. But she could also be kind of pushy. “You have to tell me every detail,” she ordered. “Of every date you go on.” “Of course I will!” I said. No I won’t, I thought.
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Angela is a great pal, but she works as a hair stylist. I know better than to tell her all the gory details. That hair salon thrives on gossip. Of course, Angela always looks fabu lous. Perfect hair, dyed a fashionable blond, with a great cut. My hair is pretty ordinary, long and chocolate brown. I can’t complain, because Angela gives me a great deal on cuts. And I like my natural hair color. It matchesmy eyes. We are different in other ways too. Angela is outgoing. I’m more quiet. Angela is like glamorous Ginger onGilligan’s Island. I’m a Mary Ann. “Let ’s call this Oper ation Prince Charming. I like that,” she said, obviously pleased with herself. “Operation for short, in case anyone is listening in.” I grinned back at her. “Cute. Sort of like we’re on a secret mission.”
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