Must've Done Something Good

Must've Done Something Good

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by Cheryl Cory
     
 

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If you love "The Sound of Music" and "Pride and Prejudice," prepare to be enchanted by "Must've Done Something Good!"

Sylvie O'Rourke, "The Sound of Music" devotee and born procrastinator, is about to die. Well, she thinks she is, anyway, and so attempts a last-ditch bargain with God for her life.

"You guys are my witnesses," she tells her sisters somewhere over

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If you love "The Sound of Music" and "Pride and Prejudice," prepare to be enchanted by "Must've Done Something Good!"

Sylvie O'Rourke, "The Sound of Music" devotee and born procrastinator, is about to die. Well, she thinks she is, anyway, and so attempts a last-ditch bargain with God for her life.

"You guys are my witnesses," she tells her sisters somewhere over Connecticut. "If we get out of this plane alive, I promise to do something good with my life."

Back on firm ground, Kate and Meg won't let their sister forget her promise, and with their years of practice hitting just the right chords of guilt ("What kind of person lies to God?" Meg wants to know), Sylvie finally caves.

A teaching position at the broken-down St. Matthew's High School appears to be Sylvie's perfect opportunity to do some good. That is, until she's snubbed by a fellow teacher on the first day of school.

Whether she's becoming a bit too invested in the students' fall fundraiser or directing the school's sure-fire musical disaster, Sylvie's charmingly irreverent style gets her called down to the principal more often than her students. Can Sylvie keep her promise and make it through the year, dignity and sanity intact?

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Editorial Reviews

Austenesque Reviews - Meredith Esparza
I greatly enjoyed my experience reading this engaging debut novel by Cheryl Cory. I loved her stimulating and sparkling style, relaxed tone, endearing characters. It is a refreshing and original take on Pride and Prejudice, and it is a rarity to find a modern chic-lit book that is wholesome and without profanity or low morals. I emphatically recommend this book to any first-year teacher, Pride and Prejudice fan, or Sound of Music fan!

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781449578206
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
11/17/2009
Pages:
284
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.64(d)

Meet the Author

Cheryl Cory was born in Worcester, Massachusetts. She spent the first twenty-six years of her life in nearby Holden, where she graduated from Wachusett Regional High School in 1993. She and her husband Matthew have been living in Worcester since 2004.

Since graduating from Assumption College, Cheryl has held a number of jobs in finance, insurance, healthcare and education (one very long year teaching English to five very large classes of tenth-graders). Writing has been, by far, her favorite occupation.

The Corys have a cat named Betsy who was the inspiration behind the hilarious children's musical "Professor Smellbottom & the P.U. Patrol." Her reputation is deserved. They also have one ALF stuffed alien.

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