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The Merry Wives of Maggody (Arly Hanks Series #16)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 13, 2010

    a make you feel good reading book

    I have enjoyed the complete series about Arly Hanks. It is so funny that it makes you laugh and smile all the while reading it. Since I am from Missouri, I know some of towns that are mentioned in this book. It makes me feel like I am there with them. I also feel like I have met some of those character in my real life. So as pitiful as some of the characters are; they do exist in this world. It shows the human caring side that exists in the rural areas that you don't always see in the city. I am looking forward to her next book about Arly and what she will do about motherhood..

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  • Posted November 15, 2009

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    amusing cozy

    The 755 residents of Maggody, Arkansas are overall excited over hosting the first ever Maggody Charity Golf Tournament, which symbolizes how far from homemade cornpone to country club whiskey the townsfolk's have come; though secretly most prefer the products of the back woods distillery. Mrs. Jim Bob Buchanan who came up with the idea refuses to accept any issues to prevent the tournament; for instance there are no golf courses, clubs or players in the town; most of the folks cannot spell the word golf.

    When Mrs. Jim Bob announces the prize of a $40,000 bass boat for the first hole in run, everyone takes out brooms and what not to practice golf. Faberville Country Cub professional Tommy Ridner wins the prize over the hoot and holler of locals claiming he is an outside ringer as is PGA player Bonaparte Buchanan brought in by his clan to keep the prizes inside the family. Someone murders Tommy and soon afterward his friend. Pregnant police chief Arly Hanks puts aside her tea for tee time to investigate the homicides; while a LPGA pro files an assault complaint.

    Merry Wives of Maggody is even zanier than the title implies as golf proves a lethal sport with a hole in one having new meaning as a hole in the head. The thin story line is fast-paced from the moment Mrs. Jim Bob tries to change the town's rep from the centerfold of hick to glamour and never slows down as Arly investigates the homicides and the assault. Golf has never been crazier than in Maggody as Joan Hess strokes an ace on the sixteenth hole with this amusing cozy.

    Harriet Klausner

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2014

    Hard to read

    This books jumps around from one scene to another without any sense. I got it on recommemdations and reviews on another site. Don't waste your money I couldn't get past the first 50 pages this is one of the worst books I have ever tried to read. To bad I can t get a refund.

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  • Posted March 6, 2014

    Love this series. Hope Joan will bring it to a close and not le

    Love this series. Hope Joan will bring it to a close and not leave it hanging. She seems to be focusing on the Claire Malloy series (which I've got as well). I have a few as audio CD as well, makes time doing work around the house pass quickly!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2013

    Fun

    A quick, fun read!

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  • Posted April 6, 2012

    Not too merry

    I have always loved the Maggody series until this one. Arly Hanks seemed to be a minor character. She's needed to play a stronger role to combat the weird ones. The idea of the plot is ok, but the story line doesn't move along very fast.

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  • Posted April 28, 2011

    a good laugh

    if you want to get away from the realworld, read a joan hess ebook. you think you have flaws! this town will make you think twice. i just love ruby bee!! who would't want a mom with a pink hotel that knows everything?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2010

    Joan Hess has done it again

    The Arly Hanks books have always been amusing. Certain parts of the character speak to most all of us at one time or another.

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  • Posted February 20, 2010

    Better than her last few

    I have every book in this series, in hardcover, and have kept on buying even through the "lean patches". The last couple of books weren't very good as far as I was concerned, and only the fact that I used to love the town and the characters kept me coming back, hopeful that the plots would improve. To be brutally honest, I have been hoping that the author would bring the series to an end soon, because it seems to me like she is very tired of writing about Maggody. At the end of the last book, when it became clear Arly was pregnant, I was hoping that the next book (this book) would be the final installment. Now I'm just going to have to hope it will be the next one after this that brings the series to an end. But I will keep on buying and reading until the time because I really do love Maggody and don't want to miss any book about it.

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