Blue Straggler

Blue Straggler

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by Kathy Lynn Harris
     
 

"Kathy Lynn's Harris's keen insight and buoyant generosity sparkle on every page of this evocative, gorgeously written novel."

--- Terri Guiliano Long, bestselling author of IN LEAH'S WAKE, an award-winning family story

"well drawn, believable characters and a story that you will care about."

--- 5 Stars! Kate Farrell, from THE KINDLE

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"Kathy Lynn's Harris's keen insight and buoyant generosity sparkle on every page of this evocative, gorgeously written novel."

--- Terri Guiliano Long, bestselling author of IN LEAH'S WAKE, an award-winning family story

"well drawn, believable characters and a story that you will care about."

--- 5 Stars! Kate Farrell, from THE KINDLE BOOK REVIEW

Bailey Miller is "disconnected" from the cluster of her rural south Texas family.

She has never quite fit in with her tight-knot clan, and now in her early 30s she is struggling with inner turmoil, stuck in a rut that is her life.

The tell-tale signs of her apathy? She's drinking too much - even for a member of her family - eating spoonfuls of Cool Whip, and all of her relationship attempts seem to expire faster than the milk in her fridge.

Even her quirky best friends can't seem to make things right this time.

After being demoted from an already impossibly boring job, she quits, packs up and heads out of Texas in search of the answers to secrets from her estranged great-grandmother's past.

What she finds are the answers to some of her own secrets.

And not without a little romance along the way!

"I had to force myself to put it down at night. Bailey is the type of woman that so many of us are on the inside and so desperately wish we were on the outside."

"... I laughed till I cried, then cried till I laughed. This is one I will read over and over again."

Ever questioned why you got stuck with the family you did, what you are doing with your job and your life, or had a sudden desire to run off to the mountains? Get cozy, pour yourself a glass of wine, and enjoy every second of this laugh-out-loud and emotional ride from the comfort of your sofa!

"The charm, the wit, the heartache and pain, all overtook me and before I knew it, I was at the end."

"When [the story] ended, I just felt content, and there's really not much better than that."

"Humor, intrigue, romance and life lessons. If you are looking for a story that is women's fiction at its best, then Blue Straggler is the book for you!"

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Editorial Reviews

Kathy LaMee
I am in love! Blue Straggler is a funny and poignant journey … Harris does an amazing job of creating characters that move the reader. Her writing is succinct and the story flows at the perfect pace. She has a true gift for crafting words and sharing a glimpse into the heart of her characters. I highly recommend."
Kaira Rouda
I loved Bailey, the main character in Blue Straggler. She is a misfit in her own family, searching for her future through her long-hidden past. That she creates meaningful connections wherever she is – and tackles life with a wry sense of humor – makes her an endearing character and this novel a must-read.
Official Review
It’s easy to feel disconnected to a world that moves quicker than you wish it would. “Blue Straggler” is a novel following Baily Miller, quickly approaching midlife with no real roots she can call her own. As she begins to look for something to bring her back down to earth, her unique set of humor makes it a bigger struggle than she expected. A read that should resonate with plenty of thirty something single women...a top pick ..."
Jenn Ladd
This book and the characters get under your skin. … I love when misfit characters bond together and form their own surrogate family. … anyone who loves Chick Lit, General and/or Contemporary Fiction will be able to relate to this book ..."
Kate Farrell
I loved Blue Straggler by Kathy Lynn Harris. It had it all -- amazing and quirky characters, laughter, tears, love ... 5 stars!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780983170143
Publisher:
30 Day Books
Publication date:
02/28/2012
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.70(d)

Meet the Author

Kathy Lynn Harris makes her home in the Colorado Rockies, in an authentic log cabin at 10,500 ft above sea level with her husband and son, plus two fairly untrainable golden retriever mixes. Kathy has completed two novels and three children's books, and has published hundreds of magazine articles, poetry, short fiction and essays.

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