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Twice in a Lifetime (The Bodine Family #1)

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When her family calls brokenhearted Georgia Lee Bodine home to Charleston, she knows there's trouble. Her beloved grandmother hired some fancy lawyer to carry out eccentric requests--and unearth an old family secret. Georgia plans to send Matthew Harper packing until she discovers how much the widowed father cares about her grandmother. And that his heart is even more deep ...more
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Published September 1st 2009 (first published 2009)
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Leah
southern, likable, and re-readable

Twice in a Lifetime weaves together history, inspiration, love, mystery, southern family, possibilities... I picked up Twice in a Lifetime because of the wonderful painting on the cover, and then noticed its setting in South Carolina and in a beach community. I knew I'd enjoy the scenery even if the story didn't move me, but as it turned out, I loved the characters and their individual stories. There's the beachfront house on one of Charleston's barrier islands,
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Jennifer
I love Marta Perry! This book made me fall in love with the Bodine family. There are so many characters she could write about and make this series go on for awhile. I'm excited to see where she takes it. Marta Perry allows her characters to be real and not characters that are too extreme or eccentric. Miz Callie is endearing and you are rooting for her to find the truth out about Ned. Even though the truth could make or break the Bodine family. They had lived with one perception their most life, ...more
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“When her family calls brokenhearted Georgia Lee Bodine home to Charleston, she knows there's trouble. Her beloved grandmother hired some fancy lawyer to carry out eccentric requests--and unearth an old family secret. Georgia plans to send Matthew Harper packing until she discovers how much the widowed father cares about her grandmother. And that his heart is even more deeply guarded than her own. As they work together on the Bodine history, they uncover a surprise about themselv
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Carolyn
I wasn't really crazy about this book. Many Love Inspired novels, I'm not. In this story the heroine, Georgia Lee Bodine goes home after a failed romance. Her grandmother wants her to help her do this task, that would cause havoc among the family. There's a secret that would embarrass the family. So her grandmother hires a lawyer, hero Matthew Harper who is a widower with a little girl. As they try to quietly solve this case, their feelings for each other emerge.
I'm not saying this is a bad book
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Jill
a Love Inspired book from my friend Only remember reading it on a trip in 2009
Jen
Not a bad book. The "mystery" part of it held my interest, but the love part of it kind of..annoyed me. The main male character is a recent widower, still grieving the loss of his wife. I do not think he should have been a love interest at all. Maybe if he had been less recently widowed and dealt emotionally with the loss, I would have been more ok with it. It was well written, the characters were fleshed out well and it held my interest until the end, which is rare when I am in a book slump. No ...more
Phyllis Swain
Georgia Bodine helps her grandmother in South Carolina.
Kate
This was a sweet story. I enjoyed the family history-based storyline. I also LOVED Miz Callie. I'm not sure what it is, but a lot of 'Love Inspired' authors write really spunky grandmotherly characters into their novels, and I love it!
Melissa
Predictable, but a good storyline.
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Marta Perry is a Pennsylvania-based author of over 35 novels, many of them inspirational romances. She uses her rural Pennsylvania life and her Pennsylvania Dutch heritage in writing her books, especially in her Pleasant Valley Amish series for Berkley Books and her new Amish-set suspense series for HQN Books.

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