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Nice to Come Home To

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 14, 2009

    Excellent reading in this book!

    From the first page, I was captivated. Excellent writing, I will look for future books from Rebecca Flowers. An absolutely lovely read - funny, sad, heartwarming, such "real" characters I felt I was there with them (at least watching them). I definitely recommend this book.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 29, 2008

    Absolutely nice to pick up each night

    Loved this book the first of my summer reading, and Highly recommend it! Pru is funny, flawed, and makes you like her and care about what happens in her life. Her friends and family add twists and turns but it is her story and she will charm you.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 5, 2008

    Reading Past Midnight

    Nice to Come Home To is based on Jane Austen's Sense and Sensibility, but it's easy to forget that the story is a retelling as Pru (Prudence) navigates her way through the realities of family trials and dating past thirty. Pru is always the voice of reason and when her sister Patsy (Patience) visits DC with her quirky, disorganized personality that is the polar opposite of Pru's, she knows she must continue to be the strong one for Patsy. Unfortunately for Pru, family visits are never orderly or predictable. Readers will laugh and their hearts will ache with Pru as she tries too hard to keep her feelings about men and her family bottled up inside. Peopled with colorful Characters and set in the neighborhood of Adams Morgan in Washington, DC, a setting that Rebecca Flowers seems to know inside and out, Nice to Come Home to is an exceptional read. This funny, witty novel will likely keep readers up past midnight to see if Pru will ever be able to let go of taking care of everyone else and finally let someone else walk beside her.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 21, 2008

    A Witty and Charming Book

    The cover of 'Nice to Come Home To,' lovely as it is, might lead one to think that the heroine is a demure young thing. In fact, Pru Whistler is an engaging, funny, smart and feisty young woman, whose rocky road to true love begins when, after losing her job and boyfriend, she finds herself unexpectedly caring for an assortment of quirky characters. These include a neurotic cat named Big Whoop, whose arrival in Pru's apartment is followed by Pru's flaky but appealing sister Patsy and Patsy's delightful 2-year old daughter Annali. Pru and Patsy's mother eventually also shows up, with Patsy's former lover, who is Annali's father, in tow. Pru's work also takes an unanticipated turn as she discovers that she can turn her love of clothing into a career. Pru, who changes and grows throughout the book, has depth and complexity, and the rest of the characters are also well-drawn and multi-dimensional. The setting -- the Adams-Morgan section of Washington D.C. -- is vividly portrayed and reminds us that D.C. is a city, not just of monuments and bureaucrats, but of real people who do nitty-gritty work. Ms. Flowers writes with compassion, charm and wit. This book held my interest from beginning to end. In fact, I enjoyed reading it so much I was sorry when it ended!

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