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The Last of the Honky-tonk Angels
By Marsha Moyer
William Morrow, 2003
Hardcover, $24.95 (304 pages)
ISBN: 0-06-008163-5
 
 
Marsha Moyer's The Last of the Honky-tonk Angels is a charming follow-up to her debut novel The Second Coming of Lucy Hatch.
 
Lucy Hatch is in the rose-colored, tone deaf stage of falling in love with Ash Farrell. At thirty-three, the recently widowed Lucy Hatch is discovering not only is she sexual, she positively loves looking like the heroine of a romance novel.
 
Once the husband of Marlene and the father of Denise, Ash has had his share of conquests. Lucy is unlike anyone he's met working as a carpenter by day and country-western singer on the weekends. When Marlene drops teenaged Denise, known as "Denny," into their lives, Lucy and Ash are forced to confront and rethink their attitudes toward love, marriage, and family.
 
Everyone in Mooney, Texas -- all the people who watched Lucy and Ash fall in love -- feels the urge to offer advice and opinions about how to handle a teenager, whether or not the couple should marry, and what kind of wedding they ought to have.
 
The Last of The Honky-tonk Angels is a sweet and winsome tale.
 
Marsha Moyer lives in East Texas and worked at the University of Texas before starting her second career as a novelist.
 
 
 
Pam Kingsbury
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