Anywhere but Here

Anywhere but Here

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by Jenny Gardiner
     
 

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Mary Kate Dupree has reached a crossroad in her lifeless life. Literally. While running an errand for her oppressively controlling husband, she encounters a handsome hitchhiker whose siren-like lure tempts her to do the unthinkable: pick up a strange man on the side of the road and keep on driving. Like the mesmerizing lip of Niagara Falls, which has tempted many…  See more details below

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Mary Kate Dupree has reached a crossroad in her lifeless life. Literally. While running an errand for her oppressively controlling husband, she encounters a handsome hitchhiker whose siren-like lure tempts her to do the unthinkable: pick up a strange man on the side of the road and keep on driving. Like the mesmerizing lip of Niagara Falls, which has tempted many an unsuspecting soul to plunge to an icy demise, the hitchhiker woos Mary Kate from her mundane existence into an adventure she could never before have imagined.

Randy "Smoothie" Cunningham is abandoning convention. After one too many life surprises thrown his way, he's decided to chuck it all and take to the road. When meek and mousy Mary Kate unexpectedly picks him up, the two downtrodden souls embark on a road trip that eventually leads them to the source of Mary Kate's temptation: Niagara Falls, where they confront the fabled water's edge in search of elusive redemption.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781517317256
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
09/21/2015
Pages:
238
Product dimensions:
5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

Hi! I'm the author of the #1 Kindle bestselling novel SLIM TO NONE; the award-winning novel SLEEPING WITH WARD CLEAVER; the It's Reigning Men series, including SOMETHING IN THE HEIR, HEIR TODAY GONE TOMORROW, BAD TO THE THRONE and LOVE IS IN THE HEIR; the memoir WINGING IT: A MEMOIR OF CARING FOR A VENGEFUL PARROT WHO'S DETERMINED TO KILL ME (Simon Spotlight/March 2010), which is now renamed BITE ME: A PARROT, A FAMILY AND A WHOLE LOT OF FLESH WOUNDS and available digitally; ANYWHERE BUT HERE; ACCIDENTALLY ON PURPOSE; and WHERE THE HEART IS; as well as the essay collection NAKED MAN ON MAIN STREET. I also have a short story in Wade Rouse's fabulous anthology of humorous dog stories, I'M NOT THE BIGGEST BITCH IN THIS RELATIONSHIP featuring authors Jen Lancaster, Rita Mae Brown, Sarah Pekkanen, Wade Rouse and more.

I've had pieces appear in Ladies Home Journal, the Washington Post and on NPR's Day to Day. I joke that I honed my fiction writing skills while working as a publicist for a US Senator. Other jobs I've held have included: an orthodontic assistant (learning quite readily that I wasn't cut out for a career in polyester), a waitress (probably my highest-paying job), a TV reporter, a pre-obituary writer, and a photographer (once being Prince Charles' photographer in Washington!). I live in Virginia with my husband and a small menagerie; we have three grown children. I love all things Italian, dream of traveling to exotic locales, and feel a bit guilty for rarely attempting to clean the house. Visit me at my website, www.jennygardiner.net; my blog, www.jennygardiner.net/blog/ ; my facebook fan page , or twitter

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Anywhere But Here 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Very sweet and witty story. Loved it.
Beth_Labonte More than 1 year ago
I loved this book, it made me return from my lunch break later than I should have for a couple of days. It was inspiring to watch Mary Kate leave her abusive husband and figure things out for herself alongside Smoothie, the hot, younger Southern guy she picks up on the side of the road. Sure picking up a hitchhiker is a bad idea, but this is fiction and not an advice column for women. There was some great chemistry between the two main characters that kept the storyline fun and steamy. I am definitely going to read some of Jenny's other books and highly recommend this one!