Honey, these are not your momma's grannies...
When Lillian Summer Fairview's husband up and dies on her, it leaves the last living member of the most prestigious family in Summer Shoals, Georgia, in a hot mess. While Lil was busy being a proper Southern lady, Harlan squandered dang near the whole family fortune on lottery tickets. To keep her financial skeletons in the closet and give him a decent burial, Lil made a deal that has now landed her in prison.
Desperate to keep her troubles a secret and the family estate from falling down while she pays her debt to society, Lil entrusts Summer Haven's care to her best friend, Maggie, who recruits two more over-fifty ladies to live at Summer Haven and help keep it afloat.
But when Maggie discovers that Lil's restitution is ten times the amount she "borrowed" from the federal government, she's convinced Lil has taken the fall for someone else's crime. And these gals will use every trick in their little-old-lady bags to prove it.
|Publisher:||Crossroads Publishing House, LLC|
|Product dimensions:||5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.70(d)|
About the Author
USA Today bestselling author Nancy Naigle whips up small-town love stories with a dash of suspense and a whole lot of heart. She began her contemporary romance series, Adams Grove, while juggling a successful career in finance and life on a seventy-six-acre goat farm. Now happily retired, she devotes her time to writing, antiquing, cooking, and the occasional spa day with friends. A native of Virginia Beach, she now calls North Carolina home. Stay in touch with Nancy on Facebook, Twitter or subscribe to her newsletter on her website ~ www.NancyNaigle.com.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I am still grinning about this book. In For A Penny, is about an older woman who has lost her husband, only to find out that she really did not know him at all. Lillian has invited her best friend, Maggie, to live with her at Summer Haven, so that she can be in charge of Lillian's home, when she has to go on vacation to the big house, prison! Because her deceased husband blew all of their money, she had to do some illegal stuff to bury him. This book will have you laughing out loud, with every page that you turn. Not only are Lillian and Maggie, hilarious, but with the help of Teague, the sheriff, they end up with two other ladies to help them along the way. Once Lillian is locked away, it is up to the other three grannies, to try to take care of her money pit home, figure out how she got into so much trouble to begin with, and keep Teague from finding out the truth at the same time. Just wait until you read what they did to Nash! All of the grannies are different in personality, but they are all about the same thing, helping each other. The funny part is that I can see parts of myself in these ladies. If you want to read a book that will have you laughing out loud, and forgetting any problems that you may have, then this is definitely the book for you. Get your tissues ready, you will need them, because you will laugh until you cry. Nancy Naigle and Kelsey Browning, did a fantastic job with this story, even the parts that should be serious are not.
I am writing this review with a huge smile on my face because I just finished this hilarious book. From this point on, I will always smile when I think of the grannies because it was one of the funniest books I have read. I laughed through most of it. Somehow, even the serious parts were kind of funny. These grannies are just hysterical! One of the best things about this book is you see the silliness from all perspectives. You see it from the grannies' perspectives, which actually makes all of their actions seem rational and make sense, such as climbing up onto the roof. However, you also see it from a non-granny character's point of view, such as Teague, which makes the grannies seem crazy. My favorite parts are the toilet scene, and then the fight scene towards the end. Plus, Lillian's "vacation resort" and how she handles being there was just great. This whole book was just wonderful! It can take anyone's frown and turn it upside down. It is impossible to not love each and every one of these characters. Such a great book! I highly recommend it, but be careful where you read it. I got some weird looks when I read it at work or in public because I would just randomly start laughing out loud. :)
An absolutely amazing cast of characters! I love the small town feel, the friends that are like family, and the storyline. Nancy Naigle has created a wonderful series and I can't wait to read the next one!
I actually listened to the audio version of this book. I really enjoyed the book. Honestly it was a little slow to start in my opinion but stick with and it really picks up. Very intriguing characters, down to earth and easy to relate to, even for those that are not Grannies yet.The characters are extremely funny you never really know what they are are going to do or say. And it had a good mystery of how and why. I am looking forward to the next installment in the series.
I loved this book! It was hilarious! Lillian is in a financial mess. After her husband, Harlan, died she found out he had spent the family fortune on lottery tickets. Because Lillian is the last living member of the Summer family in Summer Shoals, it's her responsibility to keep the family name in good standing, so she doesn't let on that she's broke. She borrowed money from Nash making a deal to pay him back with her husband's Social Security checks. Yes, he's dead, so the checks should have stopped. Lillian didn't tell the government about that, so she landed in jail. Meanwhile, she leaves two friends to look after her home, Summer Haven. One of her friends sees the amount Lil was accused of taking was much, much more than Lil said it was so the friends investigate, hoping to clear Lillian's name. What a hoot to watch these grannies become sleuths to help their friend. The three of them were very different from each other but worked together to find the truth. I liked that some of the things each of the women did, even surprised the others. But it worked. It did have a bit of a slow start, but I quickly fell in love with these grannies and was chuckling all the way through.