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Lock, Stock, and Over a Barrel (Dear Daphne Novel Series)

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With high hopes, Daphne Ballinger lands her dream job at The New York Times. But it's not long until writing about weddings becomes a painful reminder of her own failed romance, and her love of the city slowly sours as well. Is it time to give up the Big Apple for her small hometown of Appleton?

When her eccentric Aunt Dee passes away and leaves a sizeable estate to Daphne, going back home is an easy choice. What isn't easy is coming to terms with the downright odd clauses written into the will.

Daphne only stands to inherit the estate if she agrees to her aunt's very specific posthumous terms -- personal and professional. And if she fails to comply, the sprawling old Victorian house shall be bequeathed to ... Aunt Dee's cats.

And if Daphne thinks that's odd, wait until she finds out an array of secrets about Aunt Dee's life, and how imperfect circumstances can sometimes lead to God's perfect timing.


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With high hopes, Daphne Ballinger lands her dream job at The New York Times. But it's not long until writing about weddings becomes a painful reminder of her own failed romance, and her love of the city slowly sours as well. Is it time to give up the Big Apple for her small hometown of Appleton?

When her eccentric Aunt Dee passes away and leaves a sizeable estate to Daphne, going back home is an easy choice. What isn't easy is coming to terms with the downright odd clauses written into the will.

Daphne only stands to inherit the estate if she agrees to her aunt's very specific posthumous terms -- personal and professional. And if she fails to comply, the sprawling old Victorian house shall be bequeathed to ... Aunt Dee's cats.

And if Daphne thinks that's odd, wait until she finds out an array of secrets about Aunt Dee's life, and how imperfect circumstances can sometimes lead to God's perfect timing.

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Meet the Author

Melody Carlson

Melody Carlson has published over ninety books for adults, children, and teens, with sales totaling more than two million and many titles appearing on the ECPA Bestsellers List. Several of her books have been finalists for, and winners of, various writing awards, including the Gold Medallion and the RITA Award. Some of her popular multi-volume series include Diary of a Teenage Girl and True Colours.

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4 stars By sarah, Oct 14 2015
This is the first novel in a three part series. The book is not a stand-alone novel, which I confess I found somewhat annoying. I like to read complete stories in each single book, even if the story is expounded in a further novel. 

Despite this, I thoroughly enjoyed the book, and the quirky characters that appear within. I especially like the bizarre premise where the Aunt creates some fairly difficult stipulations to follow after her death. The reader is kept guessing right until the end about certain choices and I am interested to read the next book in the series. 
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  • Catalogue Code 380467
  • Product Code 9781433679254
  • ISBN 1433679256
  • EAN 9781433679254
  • Department General Books
  • Category Fiction
  • Sub-Category General
  • Publisher Broadman & Holman
  • Publication Date Jun 2013
  • Sales Rank #69089
  • DRM Adobe
  • Printable No

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