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Maggie Sweet: A Novel

3.52  ·  Rating Details ·  85 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
Maggie Sweet has had it! For nineteen years, she's kept house, raised a pair of battling twin daughters, put up with her frugal husband, Steven, humored his impossible mother, and kept her mouth shut. But when Steven spends their life savings on a cemetery plot, it's time for Maggie to take control.

With her twenty-year high school reunion just around the corner and her lon
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Paperback, 224 pages
Published April 13th 2004 by Harper Paperbacks (first published April 1st 2001)
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Margaret
Oct 27, 2012 Margaret rated it really liked it
I knew from the first few pages that I would enjoy this book. It begins with 38 year old Maggie Sweet reading the response she got when she wrote to a newspaper "advice" columnist complaining about the lack of fun in her married life and asking for advice for ways to perk up her married life. With the upcoming high school graduation of her twin daughters, Maggie thought that she and her husband could venture out on their own...a trip to Myrtle Beach, perhaps. Instead, her serious-minded husband ...more
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Mar 25, 2009 Kataklicik rated it liked it
I don't know what it is about stories with a Southern flavour, but I love them. Inasmuch as I adore stories set in English countrysides with rambling walks in nippy weather, stories with a Southern twang tend to promise a quirkiness that can only come with off-kilter characters and a logic that can only make you go hmmmm....

Maggie Sweet is a sweet, sweet read - light, easy, but with a poignant punch in the gut. Nothing new really, but the telling of the story is one almost every woman can identi
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Tammy Dominguez
Jun 01, 2016 Tammy Dominguez rated it it was amazing
Quaint and endearing. I enjoyed the story and the author's style of writing. I especially liked this scene where she spoke of someone dreaming of exploding sourdough. Very vivid. Not sure I agree with the ending but it was classic Hallmark. One of my old instructors would have hated it! No Hallmark endings!
Lynette Ledoux
Good, light, quick read that is a pick me up for those of us females especially in the 40 to 60 age range.
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Jul 30, 2010 Rebekkila rated it liked it
The book was a quick read. It centered around the title character's dissatisfaction with her husband and how she decides to leave him.
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Jul 26, 2008 Jodi rated it liked it
A quick, easy read. I loved the writer's tone and the voice she gave the characters. There were some infidelity issues, but it was clean and hopeful.
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Entertaining read about young wife becoming who she wants to be
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