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Spring Chickens

4.5  ·  Rating Details ·  26 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
You don't have to be a spring chicken to fall in love.

The residents of Heartsfield, Arkansas think Lynne Prescott has it all. The wealthy suburban divorcee captures everyone's attention when she blows into town to dispose of the family farm. But her nosy new neighbors don't know she ran away from home.

Bram Hatchett's interest in buying the land adjoining his farm is yester
Paperback, 270 pages
Published April 9th 2012 by The Wild Rose Press
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Suzanne Lilly
May 29, 2012 Suzanne Lilly rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance
Not only is the title funny, the book had me laughing all the way to the end. Except for the really touching parts that made me cry. Yes, this is a book that touches your heart and makes you root for the characters from page one.

Margaret Ethridge is a talented writer and her wordsmithing had me feeling as if I was right there in Arkansas. Definitely put this one on your summer reading list!
Michelle Kelly
May 12, 2012 Michelle Kelly rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2012-read
Sweeter than all the tea in the south.

I just finished reading the dark Guild Hunter series by Nalini Singh so I really need a light & refreshing sweet book to read and let me tell you, Spring Chickens hit that mark. I adored it.

I'm a sucker for a southern man with their drawl and gentlemanly manners. Oh boy, Bram had it all. He loves and respects his mama, dotes on his daughter and he can flirt without being obnoxious. I think I kinda fell in love wi
Julie Doner
Apr 29, 2012 Julie Doner rated it it was amazing
Where do I even begin? There are so many reasons why I adored this book. I love that the main characters are a little more mature than your typical romance novel hero and heroine. Lynne Prescott, the seasoned city-slicker, runs away to the town of Heartsfield, Arkansas in order to sell her grandparents’ farm. There she meets Bram Hatchett, Paul Newman’s ‘hotter, sexier, younger, infinitely more accessible clone’ and, conveniently enough, her new neighbour. Most men woo a pretty girl with ...more
Jun 17, 2012 Carol rated it it was amazing
An adorable book! A sweet love story where the lead characters are not spring chickens, but mature adults in their 50's who have already loved, lost, and learned much in their lives. Spring Chickens is a funny but poignant story that anyone can relate to. It's also full of hope and warmth and the joy that comes from finding that one place where you truly belong.
May 10, 2012 Christine rated it it was amazing
I've read this twice now, and fell more in love with Lynne and Bram the second time. Great read!
Jul 08, 2012 Marla rated it it was amazing
I almost never read romance novels. I'm certainly no literary snob---(no one who devours cheesy 'amateur sleuth' mysteries as voraciously as I do can make THAT claim!)---but the romance genre just isn't for me. Spring Chickens, though, WAS for me. It proved an utterly charming, spirit-boosting exception to my general non-romance rule!

I was lured to this book by its premise: people who are (*gasp*!) over the age of 45 discovering that it's never too late for new beginnings. Just as I'd hoped, it
Jul 04, 2013 Alyssa rated it it was amazing
What a fun, charming, and thoroughly satisfying story! You'll love the central couple (a fashionable fish-out-of-water heroine and a Paul Newman-esque hero with an artistic/handy streak), who prove you don't have to be twenty-something to be interesting or sexy.

Margaret Ethridge writes with humor and warmth, and as someone who lives in a genuine small town, I love the way she captures both the strengths (extended family, community, the everyone-knows-everyone sense of looking out for one anothe
I received this book through the goodreads giveaway and the author graciously autographed it for me as well. I thoroughly enjoyed the book. The story was very charming and had its titillating parts as well. I'm not much of a romance novel fan, but this one had me at "hankering". I really enjoyed it Margaret...thank you!!!!
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Nov 06, 2016 Annette rated it really liked it
A very sweet read with fun characters. Love knows no age, when you least expect it, it just might ride right into town in a fancy car and smack you upside the head.
Romancing the Book
Jan 18, 2014 Romancing the Book rated it really liked it
Shelves: romance, contemporary
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Review originally posted at Romancing the Book

This was a cute book with an unusual twist - two 50-something adults meet who come from totally different backgrounds – one country and the other from the big city of LA (a little bit rock and roll – tongue in cheek), fall in love although they’re no spring chickens. There was a lot of emotion packed in but immediate chemistry between Bram and Lynne. They fought it all they could, finally gav
Ellen Parker
Jan 28, 2015 Ellen Parker rated it really liked it
No age-limit on love.
Lynne Prescott, divorced from a Chicago surgeon, runs into more than memories when she drives to Heartsfield, Arkansas to dispose of an inherited farm. The buildings need a little repair, and Bram Hatchett, widower, is capable of fixing more than the back porch.
To the delight of his family and the disappointment of the local woman with her eye on him, Bram discovers it’s no use to fight the attraction of Lynne. Life is shorter when your children are adults. A man doesn’t hav
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Margaret Ethridge lives with a sweet-talking Southern gentleman who claims to be her lawfully-wedded husband. She is the (not-so-wicked-but-she-has-her-moments) step-mother to their two children, the adoring mistress of three spoiled dogs, the food purveyor to eleven hungry goldfish, and the comic foil for one rather impertinent house rabbit who thinks he rules the roost.

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