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Ain't She Sweet? epub

by Susan Elizabeth Phillips


Ain't She Sweet? epub

ISBN: 0749935081

ISBN13: 978-0749935085

Author: Susan Elizabeth Phillips

Category: Literature and Fiction

Subcategory: Contemporary

Language: English

Publisher: Piatkus Books (February 2005)

Pages: 400 pages

ePUB book: 1314 kb

FB2 book: 1844 kb

Rating: 4.9

Votes: 119

Other Formats: lrf azw mobi lit





Susan Elizabeth Phillips. Susan Elizabeth Phillips. Ain't She Sweet? is a story of courage and redemption. of friendship and laughter.

Susan Elizabeth Phillips. of love and the possibility of happily-ever-after.

Susan Elizabeth Phillips soared onto the New York Times bestseller list with her 1998 smash Dream a Little .

Susan Elizabeth Phillips soared onto the New York Times bestseller list with her 1998 smash Dream a Little Dream. All of her titles are PerfectBound e-books: Ain’t She Sweet, Breathing Room; Dream a Little Dream; First Lady; Heaven, Texas; It Had to Be You; Just Imagine; Kiss an Angel; Lady Be Good; Nobody’s Baby but Mine; and This Heart of Mine. A resident of the Chicago suburbs, Susan Elizabeth Phillips is a wife and the mother of two grown sons.

AIN'T SHE SWEET is a dangerous book next thing I knew it was 4:30am and I wanted to read it again

AIN'T SHE SWEET is a dangerous book next thing I knew it was 4:30am and I wanted to read it again. The story was complex and deeply satisfying with characters that were original and fascinating.

Ain't She Sweet? book. In high school Sugar Carey had reigned supreme  .

Susan Elizabeth Phillips (born December 11, 1948 in Cincinnati, Ohio) is a romance novelist from the United States. She is the creator of the sports romance and has been called the Queen of Romantic Comedy. Phillips was born on December 11 in Cincinnati, Ohio to John Aller Titus and Louesa Coate Titus. After receiving a . in theater arts from Ohio University, Phillips taught drama, speech, and English at a local high school until her first child was born, then became a stay-at-home mother.

Colin watched Heidi coming toward him with a carving knife. You’re the only man here who can cut up a ham without mangling it, she said. Give Honeybell to me. I’m not eatin’ anything but my Lean Cuisine, Merylinn declared, heading for the microwave. Slap me if you see me even look at anything else. Because Life's Too Short to Read Depressing Books. AIN’T SHE SWEET Avon Mass Market Paperback ISBN-10: 0061032085 ISBN-13: 978-0061032080. BREATHING ROOM Avon Mass Market Paperback ISBN-10: 0061032093 ISBN-13: 978-0061032097. FIRST LADY Avon Mass Market Paperback ISBN-10: 0380808072 ISBN-13: 978-0380808076.

Phillips Susan Elizabeth (EN). Ain't She Sweet? Not exactly. The girl everybody loves to hate has returned to the town she'd sworn to leave behind forever. As the rich, spoiled princess of Parrish, Mississippi, Sugar Beth Carey had broken hearts, ruined friendships, and destroyed reputations. But fifteen years have passed, and life has taught Sugar Beth its toughest lessons. Now she's come homebroke, desperate, and too proud to show i. he people of Parrish don't believe in forgive and forget

Susan Elizabeth Phillips. A dear friend, a wonderful writer, and the romance novel’s most eloquent. No reference to examples in books. Men have had every advantage of us in telling their own story. and insightful advocate. Education has been theirs in so much higher a degree. The pen has been in their hands. I will not allow books to prove anything. JANE AUSTEN, Persuasion.

In high school Sugar Carey had reigned supreme. She alone had decided what or who was cool. Her spiral perm had been the perm against which all others were measured, and her opinion on which boys were acceptable to date the only one that counted. A beautiful, blonde - if not always benevolent - dictator, she had a reputation for being the wild child in her home town, the girl most likely to set the world on fire, and leave a trail of destruction in her wake. When she left home she swore she'd never return. Only now, fifteen years and several husbands later, she's run out of money, luck and options. But Sugar arrives back home to discover that everyone else is living her life. Her half sister is married to Sugar's high school sweetheart, the teacher she schemed to get fired is now a successful novelist and owns her old house. She also discovers that people have long memories - especially where Sugar is concerned
This was a fantastic book, in fact this is the third time I read It, and I love it more each time. By the time I finished I felt as if the Residents of Parrish, Mississippi were my neighbors, and friends, and family, and at one point, my enemies as well. I laughed with the characters and at then, and I cried and sniffled and chuckled along with them as well. And i cheered for our heroines (plural) and bet is (plural as well) too. I recommend this book to anyone and everyone. It's a great time.
AIN'T SHE SWEET is a dangerous book. I started reading it at 11pm intending on only reading a chapter or two...next thing I knew it was 4:30am and I wanted to read it again. The story was complex and deeply satisfying with characters that were original and fascinating.

It is the story of dealing with pain and loss, complex motivations, revenge and forgiveness and how we all change. It is also the story of how the past changes depending on your perspective. Amazingly, it is also an incredibly funny book with witty dialog and one of the most amusing dogs.

Colin Byrne's world was destroyed when he was in his early twenties. He had come to the US to write a novel and so he got the job as a teacher at a high school in the small town of Parrish, Mississippi. While he wasn't the best teacher, he felt acceptance in the town for the first time in his life. Unfortunately, his life was destroyed by the queen bee of the high school who lied and accused him of sexually accosting her.

Ten years later, Colin returned to Parrish and now he has found a place in the community. He is a writer and is writing a series of non-fiction books about the history of the town. Everything is going well until the queen bee returns.

Sugar Beth Carey seemed to have the perfect life growing up in Parrish. She was the richest, most popular girl in town. She had the best looking guy. All that has changed in fifteen years. She has returned to town having been married three times. She is broke and is desperate to find a painting that is her only inheritance. The people in town who loved her now despise her but she is too proud and guilty to let them defeat her. Worst of all, her childhood home has been sold to Colin Byrne.

Colin begins the book wanting revenge. He hopes to humiliate Sugar Beth. As he gets to know her, however, he begins to begrudgingly respect her. There is no easy resolution to the pain that Sugar Beth caused others especially Colin. Colin's character is the real center of this story. While Sugar Beth has changed through the years, it is Colin who has to accept and acknowledge her change. Sugar Beth cannot get on with her life without the forgiveness that Colin gives. The scene where Colin works his revenge upon Sugar Beth is the true turning point in the book. The subtle transformation of his thoughts in that scene make it a powerful moment in the book.

The complexity of this book is centered upon the characters. In order to see that Sugar Beth is not a bad person, we also need to see that all the other characters react, act badly, have their own prejudices and bad experiences that make them react in fearful and hurtful ways. Just as Colin has to forgive and understand what the driving forces are that form Sugar Beth, the reader goes on that same journey.

Honestly, I've had this book on my to read list for several months and while it was highly recommended the synopsis of the story repelled me. Sugar Beth sounded just like the type of character that I hated in high school and I really couldn't imagine that I would be sympathetic to a character like her. I was so wrong. In many ways, my journey as a reader mirrored those of the characters in the book. I was introduced to a strong woman who had been hurt so much that she only knew how to protect herself from more pain. She hurt other people, but they had hurt her as well.

The secondary characters are essential to this story. The nice thing about the book is that ultimately all of the living characters are likeable. Many of them hurt each other and so they journey mirrors that of Sugar Beth and Colin. The book for me is about perspective. The more we understand others, the more their actions make sense. There is no justification of behavior. Sugar Beth knows that she had done horrible things. Colin knows that his revenge upon Sugar Beth is wrong. The secondary characters also have that journey to take. It is a redeeming book to see that all the characters can recover from mistakes and make a better life for themselves.

My ultimate determination is that this book is one that instantly is on my all time favorites. Sometimes I read a book that I keep thinking about and that I want to reread instantly. This is one of those books. When I awoke from my much delayed sleep, there were scenes and sections that just drew me again: Colin's dinner party revenge, the repartee between Sugar Beth and Colin, Colin's unfortunate marriage proposal, Colin's ultimate plan to win Sugar Beth, and the wedding and honeymoon (which is at the same time both the saddest and the funniest ones I have ever read).
This is one of Susan Elizabeth Phillip's best books (it's a stand-alone), and it's a book that can be read over and over again without ever getting old. Although it can be considered a romance it definitely falls into the category of Women's fiction: writing that focuses on the issues of being a woman and the life experiences of women (and the men who love, and try to understand their needs). The life experiences in this book focuses on the main character of Sugar Beth Carey. Sugar Beth grew up the only child of wealthy parents, with an overly indulgent mother, and a father who had no time for her. I don't want to give too much away about the storyline, but Sugar Beth finds herself back in her hometown of Parrish, Mississippi dealing with her past, and her past mistakes (of which there are many). It's a story of a woman finding her truth, understanding her power, fighting for her life, and fearful of love. This is a brilliant book, and I can't recommend it highly enough.
I loved how this book included every person in this town. I read this in 2 days. This book goes back and forth from Sugar Beth's childhood to later life. There is the heartbreak of being a teenager. The love of friendships. A little mystery with laugh out loud scenes. Also a few tears. But good ones too. Totally awesome
This is one of my favorite books!! I have read it three times, and find myself thinking about the main characters all of the time. If you love all things Southern, handsome and complex men, witty repartee, then this book is for you. It is wayyy more than your average romance novel, and I will probably read it for the 4th time one day (embarassingly) soon!
After a year of waiting, I opened my Amazon box and dove into SEP's latest. Reading the reviews, blurbs, book jacket, I was ready to indulge in a good few hours of heart-tugging, laughter filled hours with yet another new bunch of characters I felt like I knew.
Boy was I surprised. There's nothing funny about Ain't She Sweet. It's a fantastic book, and the characterization is as good as ever, but this book is heart-wrenching. More Dream a Little Dream than Breathing Room. I don't mind reading a book with a powerful punch, but I want fair warning when it's going to happen. Every bit of publicity on this book promised comedy. By the end, the humor is there, but it's almost bitter-sweet. Reading this book reminded me of when I went to see Step Mom expecting to laugh my way through the movie and left needing a box of Kleenex. With SEP's latest, I was blindsided by a poor publicity job on all parts: SEP's, the publisher and the advance reviews.