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Welcome to Flamingo Diner Where Friends and Family Come First

Like television's Cheers, Flamingo Diner has always been a friendly place where everyone knows your name. Unfortunately, in the small town of Winter Cove, Florida, it is also the place where everyone knows everything about you. As a teenager Emma Killian didn't recognize what a remarkable business her family had
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ebook, 400 pages
Published June 15th 2012 by Mira Books (first published September 1st 2002)
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Stephanie Wayman
Mar 16, 2017 Stephanie Wayman rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Was in the mood for kind of a lighthearted book and got it, although it did deal with a dark undertone. Something about stories with diners in them draw me in and having a family run this particular diner captivated me. Thoroughly enjoyed the book. Love Woods work
Booklover
This was a good quick and easy read,really liked the characters and way story went ahead and showed us an insight how death by suicide brings about changes in so many life's and breaks the family

Don's action changed life's of Rosa,Emma,Jeff and Andy,the anger,grief,pain,sadness were brought about so well,Rosa my heart went out to her and way she felt,she gave everything to the marriage but one decision by Don marks question on all those years and their marriage

Rosa and her friends made her go t
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Phyllis
Apr 05, 2013 Phyllis rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The tragic death of Emma Killian's father has brought her home to face a mountain of secrets and debts, and questions about how her beloved father died. As Emma grapples with the responsibility of keeping her family's diner afloat while trying to understand her father's death, she finds support from an unlikely source. Onetime bad boy Matt Atkins is now the Winter Cove police chief--a man who has always had a fancy for Emma. Now it seems he's the only one who can help her answer her questions... ...more
Sherry
I added this book to my to-be-read pile based on the cover alone and didn't realize what it was about until I picked it up to read it. The subject of suicide is a touchy one for me, so I approached it hesitantly. It turns out, I didn't need to worry since that part of the story never actually reached me on an emotional level. I applaud the author for tackling such a sensitive and important issue, but I wanted it to take me deeper into the characters' emotions as they tried to put the world back ...more
Barb
Mar 17, 2014 Barb rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Welcome to Flamingo Diner Where Friends and Family Come First

Like television's Cheers, Flamingo Diner has always been a friendly place where everyone knows your name. Unfortunately, in the small town of Winter Cove, Florida, it is also the place where everyone knows everything about you. As a teenager Emma Killian didn't recognize what a remarkable business her family had created, and so she moved away.

Now her father's tragic death has brought her home to face a mountain of secrets, debts and qu
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Kiki Belle
The first of this author's books to disappoint me, Flamingo Diner fails at actually making me like the main characters. Not to mention the sort of commentary on Emma's brother's girlfriend, who is a teenager who dresses like half the teenagers I see but does drugs and apparently tries to be an activist but doesn't wholly understand the issues. You know, because she's a teenager. Teenagers just don't understand these things usually. Why is Emma, a grown woman, seemingly mocking her? It's one scen ...more
Ellen
May 14, 2016 Ellen rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: finished, book-club
This book had been on the local library's suggested read list. Our book club selected it because of that. We are all or have been married. The sex scenes were not shocking, nothing we haven't lived in one way or another but I felt the detail was not necessary. If he gets her to the door and they wake up together, you can use your own imagination.
I found Matt lacking as a police chief, even in a small town. What police chief do you know who has time to cook in a diner so he can help out his love
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Moira
Sep 27, 2015 Moira rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
not one of my favorites by Sherryl Woods-perhaps it was the story. The by-play between characters was interesting as always and she makes them come to life for her readers. The downside to this story was probably the premise of the story - to accept and prove that someone died by his own hand rather than an accidental death as ruled by the medical examiner. The family struggles without their dad and father, who was the rock in the family, come to realize that the women in the family are stronger ...more
Amelia-Irene
Feb 16, 2015 Amelia-Irene rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book deals with suicide and the people left behind. One of the things that Ms. Woods mentions in it is - go to a support group for those left behind. It also brings out how "secrets" in a family can be the hidden sources for a suicide.

I realize that this was written in 2003, but that is just a pertinent today as it was then.
monica
Jan 30, 2017 monica rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Vuelta al hogar

Excelente y muy buena.trata el tema del suicidio y como afecta a los familiares y amigos.los grupos de terapia que ayudan a sanar y ver lo positivo de la vida.la recomiendo.
Elaine
May 15, 2010 Elaine rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle, romance
Heavy on the romance which seems to take precedence over the mystery. The characters were okay. Likable. Believable. There was hope there would be a twist since it took so long to end after the mystery was solved.
Pauline
Nov 29, 2008 Pauline rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Disappointed in this book.Not enough depth to the characters.
Linda Joplin
Jul 19, 2016 Linda Joplin rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
loved this book!
Lizz
Mar 14, 2013 Lizz rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3.5 really (WHY won't Goodreads add half star values???) Sherryl Woods books are always a light and easy read, this one followed suit.
Kathy Spitzer
Dec 28, 2013 Kathy Spitzer rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
really good
Cindy Creed
Aug 08, 2016 Cindy Creed rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
it was ok but not a keeper
Marti Dolata
Sep 15, 2015 Marti Dolata rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: romance
Trite, boring. Competently written so two stars, but not worth the time it took to read as nothing surprising or engaging happens.
Sue Q
Borrowed from the Ontario Library Service Consortium

Read as part of an annual reading challenge.
Sherri
Apr 23, 2009 Sherri rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: completed
I thought this book was a great read! I would classify it as Chick-Lit or a Beach Read. Check it out!
Tanya
Apr 03, 2008 Tanya rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
What a very light-hearted quick read!!
Geri
Didn't rate/didn't finish.
The description sounded good but I just couldn't get into it.
Would have preferred more mystery less romance.
Nancy
Jul 26, 2012 Nancy rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
One of Ms. Woods' better books.
Katie
Jan 17, 2011 Katie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-10
She comes home to deal with her father's death, suspected suicide. She finds the boy she grew up with.
Michele
Feb 27, 2013 Michele rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Tricky subject matter, more serious than Woods typically is - nicely bridged.
Nina Sukarsono
gave up after just a few chapters.
Granny J
A lighter look
Jane
Feb 07, 2011 Jane rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
cute, easy read.
Downward dog
This story was an easy read about Emma and Matt and life at the Flamingo Diner. I enjoyed the story and the characters.
Carol Nemecek
Jul 23, 2016 Carol Nemecek rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Typical Sherryl Woods goodness

I love Sherryl Woods' ability to weave several story lines into one book, have them intertwine and make you want to read on. Good read
Adriana
Adriana rated it did not like it
Jul 12, 2012
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With two other careers to her credit before becoming a novelist and four states in which she's lived for extended periods of time, Sherryl Woods has collected friends and memories, along with way too much unnecessary junk.

"The friends are the only things I've brought with me through the years that really matter," she says. "I could probably live without one more chintz teacup, another tin-litho sa
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