Mona Lisa Smiles

Mona Lisa Smiles

by Kate Lloyd
Mona Lisa Smiles

Mona Lisa Smiles

by Kate Lloyd


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With Papa dead and Mama in assisted living, Mona Lisa Buttaro plans to sell Booty's, the family restaurant, as well as the family home, but her quirky brother, Joey, is a roadblock. Mona Lisa persuades him to work at the restaurant, but his phobias about germs dominate his thoughts. Yet, if she sells the place, where else could Joey work?

Mona Lisa hires former classmate Cliff McFarlane to do repairs on the family home. Newly sober and single, Cliff was in the popular crowd that excluded her in the past, but she is still attracted to him-not that she'd let him know. Mona Lisa wonders if she should give up all men-unless she can find one like Papa, her idol.

Then she uncovers an outrageous discovery: while alive, Papa made monthly payments to a half-sister Mona Lisa never knew existed.

Mona Lisa realizes her father was a liar-not unlike herself. She harbors her own shameful secret.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781735241197
Publisher: Union Bay Publishing
Publication date: 03/26/2024
Pages: 308
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.69(d)

About the Author

Kate Lloyd is a novelist and a passionate observer of human relationships. A native of Baltimore, she and her husband live in the Pacific Northwest, the setting of several of her novels. She lived in Rome and studied Italian in college. Kate has worked a variety of jobs, including car salesman and restaurateur.
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