Four friends from Mt.
Circe, Georgia are reunited after fourteen years when the group
individually receives blackmail notes.
Tess, Wylene, Reni, and Jerrianne were suitemates at their local
college and called themselves the Suitehearts, because of their close
bond. A bond that time could
Tess Redding, lovingly
called the Martha Stewart of the South, publishes a lifestyle magazine
called Simply Southern. She
is about to go to national distribution, but it will mean moving to
Atlanta and leaving the community that is so much a part of her magazine.
There is also an interesting inner battle of the perfect hostess
Tess vs. the fun loving Tess.
Flynn Garvey was a bad
boy in his youth to deal with growing up in a fatherless home.
As an adult, he heads a foundation dedication with locating fathers
owing child support to their children.
Flynn fell in love with Tess as a young man, and broke up with her
because he loved her too much to link her with a loser like him.
When he returns as a successful man, all those feelings come back.
The other members of
the Suitehearts are a comical cast of characters.
Reni is the upfront and honest rich girl, who once decapitated a
statue at college to get back at her parents.
Jerrianne is the unwed mother and daughter of a preacher who works
for Tess now, but put her way through college as a stripper.
Wylene is the ditsy redhead who owns a charm and cheerleading
school, and is married to a controlling and abusive husband.
Each must reveal and
correct their past indiscretion in order to make the blackmailer
powerless. Tess and Flynn
join forces to return the statue’s head, to remove the stripper picture
from the club, and to empower Wylene to leave her husband by revealing
their secret about college graduation night.
The Sweethearts of the
Twilight Lanes is a serious story of relationships – family, friends,
and lovers. Luanne Jones tells
this complex tale with hilarious situations, sassy and snappy dialogue,
and lots of love.
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