The Scandalous Summer of Sissy LeBlanc

The Scandalous Summer of Sissy LeBlanc

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by Loraine Despres
     
 

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It's a steamy June afternoon in Louisiana, circa 1956, and Sissy LeBlanc is sitting on her front porch, wondering -- half seriously -- if she could kill herself with aspirins and Coca-Cola. She's been living in stifling old Gentry since the day she was born and trapped in a sham of a marriage to PeeWee LeBlanc since she was only seventeen. In short, she's fed up,

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It's a steamy June afternoon in Louisiana, circa 1956, and Sissy LeBlanc is sitting on her front porch, wondering -- half seriously -- if she could kill herself with aspirins and Coca-Cola. She's been living in stifling old Gentry since the day she was born and trapped in a sham of a marriage to PeeWee LeBlanc since she was only seventeen. In short, she's fed up, restless, and ready for an adventure.

Sissy just never imagined temptation would come into her life that breathless summer day as she sat smoking on her porch swing. For although she may have been fixated on the taut muscles of the lineman shimmying down the telephone pole across the street, she hadn't allowed herself to imagine that he'd be none other than her high school sweetheart, Parker Davidson, who left town fourteen years before without so much as a wave good-bye. But suddenly, here he is, leaning in for a kiss that will stir up more excitement than Sissy could ever have imagined...

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Library Journal
While most readers may not immediately recognize the author's name, many will be familiar with her TV work. She's written for Dynasty, The Waltons, Love Boat, and Knots Landing and is probably best known for the "Who Shot J.R.?" episode of Dallas. Her television background serves her well in this debut novel. Her timing is excellent and the plot twists are both delightful and surprising. Sissy LeBlanc lives by a code she calls "The Southern Belle's Handbook." When a pithy idea pops into her head, she instinctively knows how that code applies to her life. Sissy understands her role as granddaughter of a suffragette, daughter of a newspaper editor, wife of PeeWee, and mother of three, but lately she's been feeling restless. When her high school sweetheart comes back to Gentry, LA, after a 14-year absence, Sissy decides that it is time to make some changes in her life if they cause a little scandal, so be it. Readers may be reminded of the movies Fried Green Tomatoes and Something To Talk About. Despres's heroine has spunk, her villains get their comeuppance, and her ending is psychologically satisfying. Recommended for public libraries with large collections of women's fiction. Pam Kingsbury, Florence, AL Copyright 2001 Cahners Business Information.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780061869853
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
03/17/2009
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
147,322
File size:
650 KB

Meet the Author

Loraine Despres is the author of the bestselling novel The Scandalous Summer of Sissy LeBlanc and its tie-in title, The Southern Belle's Handbook. Raised in Amite, Louisiana, Despres is a former television writer and international screenwriting consultant. She lives in Los Angeles with her husband and continues to enjoy bad behavior.

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Scandalous Summer of Sissy LeBlanc 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 77 reviews.
ShakespeareInLove More than 1 year ago
This story was an easy suspenseful read...great for the beach, or just to get away. We women have been here before, wondering about first loves, and what would happen if we could re-kindle anything after being married for so long with children too..and burnt out of dead end romance. This book is purely fictional but full of sex, fire, and suspense.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This book is a very quick read and I loved it! Also check out the Bad Behavior of Belle Cantrell.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I read this book in a day and a half. I just couldn't put it down. It's one of those books that, while you're reading it, you subconciously become obsessed with it. I told EVERYONE about it...from my dad, to my best-friend, people around me who never read the book knew exactly what was going on. Now, parts of it are a little raunchy. So if you can't handle that. DON'T READ IT! However, I love a raunchy read any day! This book was great! READ IT!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
Two of my close friends and I came across a book sale, and we thought it would be fun to each select a book to read and pass. We were all quite excited about our selections, but I was nervous because they asked me to write notes in the margins!!!!!! I bagan doing this, but couldn't continue when the book became way too interesting, long before fifty pages. I really felt for this woman, Sissy, who sacraficed her feelings and emotions for those loved ones in her life. I'm still quite impressed with the empathy I had for these characters. Not every author is able to create such realistic characters. This was fast reading, and I'm sad it's over. I hope my friends' selections are as good as mine. Rule Number 150 Trust that your friends have good opinions. (I think I'll write more of my own rules.)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Submits and starts sucking. He begins jerking himself off.
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I have read this book several times over the years. The book is well written and the charcters are great. A great book to read on the beach.
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