Honey, these are not your momma's grannies....
When Lillian Summer Fairview's husband up and dies on her, it leaves the last living member of the most prestigious family in Summer Shoals, Georgia, in a hot mess. While Lil was busy being a proper Southern lady, Harlan squandered dang near the whole family fortune on lottery tickets. To keep her financial skeletons in the closet and give him a decent burial, Lil made a deal that has now landed her in prison.
Desperate to keep her troubles a secret and the family estate from falling down while she pays her debt to society, Lil entrusts Summer Haven's care to her best friend, Maggie, who recruits two more over-50 ladies to live at Summer Haven and help keep it afloat.
But when Maggie discovers that Lil's restitution is 10 times the amount she "borrowed" from the federal government, she's convinced Lil has taken the fall for someone else's crime. And these gals will use every trick in their little-old-lady bags to prove it.
©2013 Nancy Naigle and Kelsey Browning (P)2014 Nancy Naigle and Kelsey Browning
This is the first proper full length audio book I've listened to and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
Abbie-Ruth was my favourite character, she was a ballsy, feisty granny.
Pam Dougherty's awsome drawling southeren accents really enhanced the storyline, placing me right in the midst of the south.
"A cozy little mystery ..."
I really enjoyed In for a Penny. I would recommend this book because it was a solid mystery, well thought out and the characters felt true.
Sara was my favorite character. She was 'out there' yet very resourceful at the same time. She brought something new to Summer Shoals and I think they really needed that.
This is the first book of Ms. Dougherty's that I have listened to. I felt that she brought each character to life. She kept me engaged in the story and I wanted to keep listening. I would love to listen to another 'Granny Series' mystery performed by Ms. Dougherty.
This is a very solid cozy mystery. I would recommend this book to any of my friends who want a good, fun mystery. This is a book that many people would enjoy. It is good clean fun!
"A witty surprise!"
I loved listening to what the ladies were up to. Sara, Maggie, Lillian, & later in the story Abby. Sara (Serendipity) is a great character. All the different voices performed by the narrator was just awesome! A narrator only makes a story that much more enjoyable!
I liked Sara the best. OMG that girl is strange, yet funny & smart. A girl who can think on her feet at a moments notice!
Again, my fave character is Sara! Though I did like how Maggie thinks!
Yes, but since it was late at night when I started it, I had to continue it into today!
What a great book! It was much more than I expected it to be. Drama, mystery, witty, charming. The ladies all rocked. I can see where they would be a handful of trouble too! The part where Sara had fallen thru the floor while on the toilet made me laugh so hard!!!I also loved how these women figured out what really happened all to save their friend! That's what I call a friend having your back!From the very beginning of the story, The authors had my interest. As the story went on I found myself glued to the computer listening to the story. I am really impressed with this book! All in all, this book was FUN!Pam Doughtery the narrator did a fantastic job capturing the voices of these slick southern belles! Good job.
"Fun fiction read"
For some reason I thought this was a cozy mystery, turns out it was more of a standard fiction read. Really enjoyable, it was fascinating to see the whole thing unfold.
I adore a mixed narrative, this one has multiple POV easily changing form one character to another. Every transition was smooth and flowed with the story. It gave the story a very full and well rounded quality.
I loved all the wonderful characters, such great supporting cast! I hope to see more of these wonderfully eccentric folks. There is great potential for all of them in the future!
I listened to the audiobook narrated by Pam Dougherty, she does a terrific read! There are many characters to keep track of and voice. She is wonderful at keeping them consistent and distinct. I never had to wonder who was speaking. She has a nice swift pace that keeps the book moving.
I really enjoyed this book and all its little idiosyncrasies. You even have moments where you get to know the bad guy and find he isn't that bad. Such a delight and I can only hope there will be more to come!
Disclosure - I received a copy of this book in exchange for and honest review. All thoughts, ratings and opinions are my own.
"Super Funny Mystery"
The story is laugh out loud funny. I loved all the grannies would do for one another. While I figured out what was going on before the grannies, I loved how they solved the mystery together.
It was a solid mystery and funny too.
Pam Dougherty did an amazing job with all of the characters. I can't pick just one favorite, but will say she did justice to each of the grannies.
I laughed out loud many times.
"I LOVE this book!!"
I loved this whole book, I think that Pam Dougherty did a fabulous job as the Narrator and she was perfect! I read this book and then listened to it in audio form and enjoyed it just as much as I did reading it. I love her country accent, and pictured the grannies talking just like this.
I know know what I liked best, because I LOVED the whole story. I could picture these grannies getting into all types of trouble. This book was so funny and had me laughing out loud several times.
I love all of the characters but I think that Maggie is my favorite because of her strong personality.
I love how all of the women stuck together to help save Summer Haven!
This book was fantastic!!
"What a fun read!!!"
What a fun read! I really enjoyed this book, great characters, fun story and a mystery all in one!! The narration was very good, which makes the book all the better to listen to.
"In for a Penny"
What a wonderful quirky storyline. Lovable characters you can't help but root for. Flows nicely.
I enjoyed it. It was different from what I usually read but a pleasant change!
I love this book I laughed through most of it. Somehow, even the serious parts were kind of funny. These grandmas are soo hysterical! One of the best things about this book is you see the silliness from all perspectives.Laugh out loud :)
"Gotta Love Those Grannies!"
This is a real fun story that is hilarious really, really funny and laughing out loud is a given! All in all, hooray for the Grannies! I just love it... I laughed, I cried and I empathized with Lillian who kept secrets from her BFF so she could hide her supposed 'shame'. The vibrancy of Maggie and her new friends reminded me that age is just a number and we can still do things and fix things in spite of.
Maggie and Sera teamed up with another granny who took them to the limits to help Lillian when they realized she had been taken for a ride. An unlikely trio, intelligent and hands on, who were determined to stand up for their friend and bring down the culprit who railroaded her into the worst possible trouble. Risk taking was just part and parcel of this team.
Mystery, suspense and a developing camaraderie that these feisty grannies took on the road, to save Lillian when her life takes a turn for the worse. Uproarious, entertaining, I haven't laughed so much with a book for some time.
The story was great and Nancy and Kelsy did an amazing job of pitching grannies into the roles of sleuth and bringing retribution to the perpetrator. Thanks for a marvelous read. Your choice of narrator was also perfect as she made the audio book come alive.
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