The Pajama Girls of Lambert Square

The Pajama Girls of Lambert Square

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by Rosina Lippi
     
 

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Julia Darrow runs a thriving business in South Carolina, has a houseful of foster dogs-and she wears designer pajamas all day, every day.

John Dodge makes a living moving around the country, fixing up small businesses on the brink of disaster. His newest venture takes him to South Carolina, where he's greeted by an odd sight: Julia Darrow, walking across

Overview

Julia Darrow runs a thriving business in South Carolina, has a houseful of foster dogs-and she wears designer pajamas all day, every day.

John Dodge makes a living moving around the country, fixing up small businesses on the brink of disaster. His newest venture takes him to South Carolina, where he's greeted by an odd sight: Julia Darrow, walking across Lambert Square, in pajamas.

Intrigued, Dodge asks Julia out to dinner only to be refused. The townsfolk warn him that Julia is an unsolvable mystery, but Dodge likes mysteries, and he's really good at fixing things...

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"Sharp, quirky, and deeply tender, you'll laugh out loud at The Pajama Girls."
-Jacquelyn Mitchard, author of The Midnight Twins

"A rich pleasure of a book from start to finish."
-Joshilyn Jackson, author of The Girl Who Stopped Swimming

"Rosina Lippi drew me deep into the world of her characters in their lovely fictitious Southern town and held me enthralled there so that I did not want the book to end."
-Mary Balogh, author of Simply Perfect

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780425225912
Publisher:
Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date:
03/03/2009
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
969,741
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.10(h) x 1.10(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher

"Sharp, quirky, and deeply tender, you'll laugh out loud at The Pajama Girls."
-Jacquelyn Mitchard, author of The Midnight Twins

"A rich pleasure of a book from start to finish."
-Joshilyn Jackson, author of The Girl Who Stopped Swimming

"Rosina Lippi drew me deep into the world of her characters in their lovely fictitious Southern town and held me enthralled there so that I did not want the book to end."
-Mary Balogh, author of Simply Perfect

Meet the Author

Rosina Lippi, a former linguistics professor, is the author of the critically acclaimed, award-winning literary novel Homestead, which won the 1999 PEN/Hemingway Award and was shortlisted for the 2001 Orange Prize. The New York Times Book Review called it "[A] novel of great depth, compassion, and tenderness." Under the name of Sara Donati, she has written the highly praised and commercially successful historical fiction series Into the Wilderness.

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Pajama Girls of Lambert Square 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
GranbyLibraryBookClub More than 1 year ago
Our Library Book Group recently read "The Pajama Girls of Lambert Square".  While the majority of us found it slow to start we found that once the story unraveled and the characters became more developed, we became more invested in the story.  Touching, funny and mysterious at times, "Pajama Girls" was a light read we all enjoyed.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
a great book would love more books from this auther i`ve recomended this book to others.
Trishinomaha More than 1 year ago
This is one of my favorite kind of novels. I love novels set in small southern towns with interesting characters and the author has done an excellent job of bringing her main characters to life. This is just a great read - not complicated and won't win a Nobel prize for literature but it is one great story - one of those that was hard to put down and that I hated to see end. All the characters were well fleshed out and it made me want to go find Lambert Square and find a place there for myself. If you liked "The Help" you will love this book.
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Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Purchased to read for our monthly book club. Provides plenty of topics for discussion including characters, plot and themes. Enjoyable, quick read. Must order online, found it difficult to find in the bookstores.
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harstan More than 1 year ago
Two years after he arrived in Amarillo, Texas where John Dodge bought the failing business WordPlay Books and turned it profitable before recently selling it as he always does. His sister worries about John¿s inability to settle down in one place, but John starts anew in Lamb¿s Corner, South Carolina. He bought Scriveners stationary from retiree Robert Lee Cowper with the stipulation that he keeps the two employees on board for two years. When he arrives at Lambert Square where his store is located, he begins his efforts to fit in as best as an outsider can. He gets on with seemingly everyone, but it is the president of the Merchant¿s Group, Julia Darrow who he finds he desires, a feeling alien to him. She runs and owns the every popular Cocoon that sells exclusive linen and other bedroom paraphernalia, which she and her three employees advertise as THE PAJAMA GIRLS OF LAMBERT SQUARE. Whereas he is falling in love, she mistrusts that emotion having run from Chicago knowing that a dog is a woman¿s best friend. Now John has someone he wants to settle down with, but Julia rejects his advances though his kisses make her reconsider as the townsfolk matchmake them wondering who will retreat and surrender. --- This is an entertaining warm regional romance starring two likable protagonists fleeing differently from their respective pasts. Whereas John lives up to his surname dodging commitment like a rolling stone Julia buried her past settling for eccentricity and dog rescuing in one remote place. An eccentric support cast wants both to stay as they have brought life to a dying small South Carolina town. Fans will appreciate Rosina Lippi¿s wonderful contemporary that affirms ¿home is where the heart is¿. --- Harriet Klausner