Monday, July 22, 2013

Lock, Stock, and Over a Barrel

Years before, Daphne Ballinger left her small town behind to live in New York City and work for the Times. Idealistic and ready to take on the world of journalism, she figured that writing wedding announcements for the paper was just a quick stop on her way to bigger and better things.
Over a decade later, and Daphne is still writing wedding announcements, living in the same tiny apartment with two roommates, and continuing life in a rut. But, when her elderly aunt passes away, leaving her estate to Daphne, she is forced to get out her comfort zone and start really living.
When I started this one, I didn't realize that it was the beginning of a series, so I started thinking towards the end of the book that things weren't going to be resolved.;) I was thrilled to discover that this is just the first book in the Dear Daphne series. The characters were so much fun, that I'm more than happy to return to Appleton again! This novel reminded me why I enjoy Melody Carlson's novels so much, they are fun and light, yet have a deeper message.
Two thumbs up!

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