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Title:
The ladies' room
Author:
Brown, Carolyn, 1948-
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Publication Information:
Las Vegas, Nevada : Montlake Romance, [2012?]

[2012?], c2011
Physical Description:
220 pages ; 21 cm
Summary:
Secrets told in the church ladies' room are supposed to stay in the ladies' room. But that doesn't mean that what Trudy overhears there during her great-aunt Gertrude's funeral won't change the rest of her life.
General Note:
"This title was previously published by Avalon Books"--Prelim.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781612186429
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Book

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A Wall Street Journal bestseller.

Secrets told in the church ladies' room are supposed to stay in the ladies' room. But that doesn't mean that what Trudy overhears there during her great-aunt Gertrude's funeral won't change the rest of her life.

Trudy has a daughter in the middle of a major rebellion, a two-timing husband who has been cheating for their entire married life, and a mother with Alzheimer's residing in the local nursing home. She doesn't really need a crumbling old house about to fall into nothing but a pile of memories and broken knickknacks.

Billy Lee Tucker, resident oddball in Tishomingo, Oklahoma, lived next door to Gert, and in her will she leaves him the funds to help Trudy remodel the old house. That's fine with Billy Lee, because he's been in love with Trudy since before they started school. And just spending time with her is something he'd never ever allowed himself to dream about.

A beautiful home rises up from the old house on Broadway, and right along with it rises up a relationship. But is Trudy too scarred from what she heard in the ladies' room to see a lovely future with Billy Lee?


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Trudy has always been a nice girl and a good wife, but when she inadvertently hears some malicious gossip while ensconced in a lavatory stall, she kicks over the traces. Her husband's cheating shocks her, but she doesn't know what to do until Aunt Gert's will leaves her a rundown house with good bones and the funds to rebuild. She moves into Gert's place and serves notice on Drew that she wants a divorce. Next-door-neighbor Billy Lee Tucker, a former classmate stigmatized by the town as odd, reveals unplumbed depths and more than a few secrets from Gert's unhappy past. As the two work together to transform Trudy's new home into a showplace, they find that they have more in common than they ever dreamed. Brown's lively second-chance romance is a fun stand-alone contemporary, featuring two 42-year-olds who learn to speak up for themselves and go after what they want, thumbing their noses at small-minded gossips.--Welch, Lynne Copyright 2010 Booklist


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