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Flamingo Diner
Woods, Sherryl.
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Don Mills, Ont. : MIRA Books, [2003]

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393 pages ; 18 cm
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When her father tragically dies, Emma Killian returns to her small Florida hometown to face a mountain of secrets and debts, and the responsibility of keeping the family diner afloat. Original.

Author Notes

Sherryl Woods was born in Arlington, Virginia on July 23, 1944. She graduated from Ohio State University with a degree in journalism. She spent more than ten years working as a journalist, most of them as a television critic for newspapers in Ohio and Florida. For several years, she also coordinated a motivational program for the more than 8,000 employees at the University of Miami-Jackson Memorial Medical Center.

Her first novel, Restoring Love, was released in 1982 under the pseudonym of Suzanne Sherrill. Her second book, Sand Castles, was published the same year under the pseudonym of Alexandra Kirk. In 1985, she started writing under her real name and by 1986, she was writing full-time. She has written over 100 romance and mystery novels including Not at Eight, Darling; An O'Brien Family Christmas; Sweet Magnolias; the Chesapeake Shores series; The Molly Dewitt Mysteries series; and The Christmas Bouquet.

(Bowker Author Biography)

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Why would a well-respected and successful businessman with a charming and supportive wife and three children who love him suddenly take his own life? Winter Cove police chief Matt Atkins, who had spent many hours with Don Killian's family when his own disintegrated, is the man who finds him. Then, when Don's daughter, Emma, returns home to help her mother and younger brothers run the family restaurant, Matt realizes that the teen crush he had for Emma has not diminished over the years. She begs him to help her make sense of the nightmare the family is enduring, and he agrees--partly so he can see Emma, partly to repay the family for their generosity, and partly because he, too, is searching for answers about Don. During the course of this gripping, emotionally wrenching but satisfying tale, Woods deftly and realistically handles such issues as survival guilt, drug abuse as adolescent rebellion, and family dynamics when a vital member is suddenly gone. --Lynne Welch Copyright 2003 Booklist